Presentations from the 2016 CEPOL Research and Science Conference now available

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23 February 2017

The presentations from the 2016 CEPOL Research and Science Conference are now available at the conference web page, including contributions by high-level law enforcement professionals - such as the Secretary General of Interpol and the Director of Europol - as well as by various distinguished scholars, scientists and researchers.

The conference web page has been updated with the presentation files from contributions on the main track and the open session programme, where the authors agreed for publication.

Additional presentation files are available exclusively for e-Net registered users.

More than 200 speakers and participants from all over the world met last October in Budapest (Hungary) for the 2016 CEPOL Research and Science Conference to hear about the latest research findings and new perspectives for law enforcement training and education. The conference took place at the National University of Public Service (NUPS).

The development and progress of research shaping law enforcement practice or education varies across countries and forces in Europe and worldwide – what’s high on the agenda in one country can be found to be mostly neglected in the next. The contributions to the conference addressed these variations, but also similarities, best practices, opportunities and possible limitations.

The conference brought together key players in the field of law enforcement at European and international level: representatives from the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, South Africa, Israel, the OSCE, the UNODC, to name just a few, but also two very high level key note speakers - the Secretary General of Interpol, Mr Jürgen Stock, and the Director of Europol, Mr Rob Wainwright.

Participants and experts discovered and debated on innovative techniques from all around the world, but also reflected on key questions such as: How can Evidence Cafes be used to bring change from bottom up? What are the advantages of using gamification to change behaviour and incite learning? How to use 'good quality' evidence based research to inform training need good quality analytics? How to tie evidence based practice with education & training? How do you build a police leader for this complex time?

The CEPOL 2016 Research and Science Conference aimed at being a platform to engage in professional and informed discussion on the future of policing and law enforcement education. Plenary presentations, panel sessions, parallel and open sessions served as lively forums for the presentation and discussion of recent experiences on global trends in law enforcement training and education, as well as future research road-maps. “Think globally act locally” served as motto for the conference.

A Special Conference Edition of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin with extended full papers of the conference contributions is in preparation, and it is due for publication later in the year.



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