Centre Deputy Director argues for better ways of approaching vulnerability

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Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre Deputy Director Dr Kate Brown has taken part in a panel discussion about regulation aimed at protecting people presumed to be vulnerable. 27 September 2023 The discussion was one of several sessions that took place as part of an event on ‘vulnerability in regulation’, hosted by the London School …

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Centre researchers address renowned European criminology conference with talks on ‘policing vulnerability’

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Researchers from the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre have shared emerging findings from the Centre’s current projects at EuroCrim2023. 8 September 2023 Held in Florence, Italy, this year’s conference saw participants from a wide range of international organisations join, with Centre researchers speaking in several panel sessions. The first roundtable explored contested issues …

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Centre researchers explore police demand at knowledge exchange conference

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Members of the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre have teamed up with the UCL Centre for Global City Policing for a conference on the complex challenges of modern policing. The conference brought together academics, senior police leaders and the voluntary sector to examine pressing problems facing UK police forces. It was organised by …

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Event showcases new research on tackling violence against women and girls

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One hundred researchers, practitioners and policy makers have come together to hear about the latest work being done to tackle violence against women and girls at an event held at the University of Leeds today. 29 June 2023 Organised by the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, the event featured talks from Nicole Jacobs, Domestic …

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Centre staff present emerging research findings at LEPH 2023

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Members of the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre have shared emerging findings from current Centre research projects at the Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) 2023 conference in Umeå, Sweden. 23 May 2023 Beginning a series of talks, Co-Directors Professor Adam Crawford and Professor Charlie Lloyd introduced the panel session by outlining the …

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Dr Kate Brown delivers keynote address on ‘vulnerability’

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Dr Kate Brown, Deputy Director of the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, has delivered a keynote address about vulnerability at University College Dublin. 11 May 2023 Dr Brown’s keynote looked at the challenges that arise from defining vulnerability and the power dynamics behind such definitions. Drawing on her previous research, Dr Brown explored …

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Centre deputy director delivers YorkTalk on vulnerability and policing

Dr Kate Brown stood at a lectern speaking at an event

Dr Kate Brown took part in the University of York’s YorkTalks 2023 series and spoke about how interventions for the most vulnerable can be transformed for the better. The Deputy Director of the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre focused on different aspects of vulnerability as well as the complexities of labelling people as …

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Seminar examines financial abuse targeting elderly people

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Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron (University of Tasmania) has led a seminar exploring elder abuse and how government departments, communities and the private sector can work together to address this problem. The seminar, organised by the ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre and hosted by the University of York, looked at financial abuse in particular. Associate …

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