Translation into Practice

The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice specialises in translating evidence gained through cutting-edge research in to new, effective practice that delivers substantial improvements to services.

In order to deliver this, the IPSCJ:

  • Gains insight in to the effectiveness of current and proposed practices through extensive research
  • Provides training to police officers, staff and partner agencies across the work programme to improve knowledge, skills and practical application of evidence in public safety services
  • Houses a regularly updated library of reviewed and summarised research findings of what works in reducing crime and improving public safety services, enabling police officers, staff and partner agencies to benefit from clear, concise information

Translation of evidence in to policy and practice is central to the DNA of the IPSCJ.

Detailed overview

Our focus on translation in to practice represents a move away from the traditional ‘one-off’ purchasing approach of discreet research projects, where research questions and outcomes often addressed one very specific issue or risk in public safety which were affected by several wider factors.

Using key academic principles combined with close liaison with key organisations, the IPSCJ identifies the questions and problems at the heart of research and brings together evidence and insight with policy decision-making and practical implementation of change.

Insights developed across work programmes is used in the training and professional development of all levels of service providers, from leaders in public safety through to frontline practitioners. Moreover, the insight and experience of working with organisations across challenging areas and issues means we have the skills needed to provide direct support to organisations to design new ways of working, including managing significant transformation programmes; commissioning new services and embedding evidence-based policy and practice throughout their organisations.