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The University of the West of England Evidence Based Policing Workshop: Sexual Violence 

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During the development of its Strategic Intent, the College of Policing has identified a need to build capacity to support police innovation. As part of the Colleges long term vision it is seeking to help establish a network of regional centres or networks of expertise, involving partnerships between local academic institutions, police forces, professional organisations working in the criminal justice arena and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). As part of this process the University of the West of England and Avon and Somerset Constabulary are establishing a regional group to stimulate innovation and research. This partnership will involve officers tackling frontline problems and developing skills to get research evidence used.

This is the second of a series of three workshops that will seek to address issues of sexual violence as one of the PCCs policing priorities.


10:30 – Registration, Refreshments & Welcome
11:00 – Detective Inspector Gary Stevens, Avon & Somerset Constabulary - ‘Female Genital Mutilation’
11:30 – Professor Phil Rumney, UWE – ‘Adult male rape victims and their involvement with the criminal justice system’
12:00 – Mr Duncan McPhee, UWE – ‘Researching specialist sex crime investigation units’
12:30 – Lunch                 
13:15 – Dr Jessica Elliott, UWE – ‘'The identification of trafficked victims: bringing down the barriers'
13:45 – Sean Price, Head of Performance and Process Unit, Avon & Somerset Constabulary – ‘Smarter Policing in partnership’
14:15 – Small group workshop
14:45 – Refreshments
15:00 – Plenary - Feedback session and taking ideas forward
15:45 - Close   

Where and when

Wednesday 7 May
10:30 - 15:45
Room 4Q04
Frenchay Campus,

Map and directions

Please book your place here.

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