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Centre for Crime and Policing Seminar and Conference Series

The Centre for Crime and Policing Network seminar series showcases emerging cutting-edge contributions of research staff from across Northumbria University. Each session provides an opportunity for staff to present their research findings on key topics for contemporary policing and to reflect on the challenge of developing evidence based for police practice. The seminars are informal and designed to promote debate between academics and practitioners from the police and other relevant agencies.  

Now in its fourth year, the series has addressed topics including forensic science, police workforce development, the legal status of expert evidence, the policing of criminal assets, and effective responses to gendered violence. Participants include professional practitioners, academics, students and members of the public.

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Events 22/23

Police perspectives on the Government's Algorithmic Transparency Standard

Dr Marion Oswald

Wednesday 21st September, 5pm-6pm

Dr Marion Oswald, MBE will discuss her joint research exploring the implications for police forces of participation in the Government’s new Algorithmic Transparency Standard. Based on interviews with police personnel and representatives of commercial providers, the research was conducted in parallel to the piloting of the Standard by the Cabinet Office and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. The independent report is available at 

Interviewees generally thought that the rewards for the police of a carefully tailored Standard implemented at the right stage of algorithmic development outweighed the risks. Participation in the Standard provides an opportunity for the police to demonstrate the legitimacy of technology use and build earned trust. Dr Oswald will also discuss ways in which legitimate confidentiality concerns could be mitigated, and raise the implications for the police's relationship with commercial technology. providers

To register for this free seminar, please complete the form below

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