‘Police in the classroom’ training at Kent Police

I spent Thursday and Friday at Kent Police as an observer of the ‘Police in the classroom’ training. This training is primarily for PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) or other police personnel who engage with schools (in some regions they could be school police officers). These trainings are funded by the PSHE Association and the NPCC, I have discussed the surrounding research project in more detail in another post. I have also added a couple of pictures about Kent Police to the post below.

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Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASC 2.

My second presentation on distinguishing between the consensual and coercive aspects of duty to obey using natural effects models was much better attended than the first one. You can find the presentation of our work with Jon Jackson, Ben Bradford, and Sarah MacQueen (and the extra slides on the methodology) after the page break.

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Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASC 1.

This year the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology took place in San Francisco. On Thursday I was asked to present in and chair the ‘Experiments in Policing and Sentencing’ session. I was discussing how block-randomised experiments should be assessed to ascertain that the average treatment effects are unbiased and interpretable. You can find my presentation after the page break. Next week I will also share my second presentation.

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