The impact of Covid-19 on offending behaviour and policing practice: maintaining positive outcomes on crime reduction, intervention, and operational efficiency.

Project: Research

Description

The £5500 research award was made by the Royal Holloway, University of London, Civic University Research Fund, which aims to strengthen local community partnerships to generate solutions to local problems.
The project will explore how positive outcomes on crime reduction, intervention, and operational efficiency observed during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic can be maintained in local policing. The project, in collaboration with Surrey and Sussex Police, will explore the impact of Covid-19 on offending behaviour and policing practice. The pandemic and restrictions on movement during lockdowns in the first year had a big impact on policing, with several positive outcomes. One aim of this project is to explore factors that contributed to key positive changes in crime reduction, intervention and operational efficiency across Surrey and Sussex Police, with a view to making recommendations for how the positive outcomes might be maintained. In addition to clear benefit to Surrey and Sussex Police policy and practice, it is anticipated that the project will inform the national evaluation on the police response to Covid 19 and related stakeholders including the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the College of Policing, and the Home Office.

StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/2231/07/22

ID: 44566567