Officers who received stop and search training introduced by the UK College of Policing said it had a positive impact. Changes in communication could improve the results if the programme is implemented more broadly.
Studies of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy tools indicate that they have a positive effect on many mental health outcomes, particularly for those with depression, anxiety disorders and insomnia.
A review of the National Trading Standards Scams Team pilot finds that it delivers significant value for money, saving up to £27 per £1 invested by identifying victims of mass marketing fraud and reducing future victimisation.
Recent studies involving the largest set of trials in criminal justice have produced surprising results concerning the impact of body-cameras on both police use of force and complaints against police. Research Leader Alex Sutherland and his coauthors discussed their findings. An audio recording is available.
Digital technologies are omnipresent, both in terms of where we are and what we do. A digital society can bring about economic and societal gain, but there are many challenges that need to be addressed beyond the actual technologies.
Whether fathers take parental leave depends on economic factors, but flexibility of timing and workplace culture also seem to make a difference. The link between fathers taking parental leave and improvements in child development makes it an important area for European policymakers to consider.
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