Institute for Public Safety, Crime & Justice

Organization profile

Organisation profile

What is the Institute for Public Safety Crime and Justice?

The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) is a joint venture between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and the University of Northampton. It seeks to bring together academic research and evidence with practice, training and development across agencies. The institute aims to be nationally and internationally recognised for high quality academic contributions to crime prevention, crime science and criminal justice practice.

IPSCJ endeavours to understand victim, witness and service user experiences as well as the priorities of the wider community, through analysis of crime issues and agency activity. This informs further exploration of criminal justice and public safety interventions and creates links between what works in theory and in practice.

The institute is made up of highly experienced researchers, analysts and trainers. They are supported by associates; expert practitioners in the field who bring specialist skills in areas such as evaluation, criminal justice management and victim-centred approaches.

Areas of interest

The work of the Institute is delivered through three broad thematic areas:

  • Strategic crime analysis to develop a thorough practical understanding of crime and associated issues, to support the delivery of more effective operational policing.
  • Evaluation of what works, what doesn’t work and why. This will directly inform and promote the underpinning ethos of evidence based activity.
  • Engagement activity to ensure that the views of community and practitioners are taken into account in developing responses and to promote the delivery of effective services.

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    UNARS: Understanding Agency & Resistance Strategies: Children in situations of domestic violence & abuse

    Callaghan, J., Alexander, J., Fellin, L., Sixsmith, J., Symons, S. & Harrison-Breed, C.

    Project: ResearchEuropean

    Research Output

    Analysis of Special Constabulary National Statistics: Briefing Paper 4

    Britton, I., 1 Jan 2019, Northampton, 8 p.

    Research output: Working Paper

    Open Access

    Attracting People to Join the Special Constabulary

    Britton, I. & Knight, L., 21 Jun 2019, Citizens in Policing. 32 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Open Access

    Briefing paper on the impact for the Special Constabulary of proposed uplift in regular officer numbers

    Britton, I., 1 Sep 2019, Northampton, 7 p.

    Research output: Working Paper


    New Spaces: Safeguarding Students from Violence and Hate

    Melanie Crofts (Speaker), , Kimberley Hill (Speaker), , Barrick Rebecca (Speaker), , Sarah Armstrong-Hallam (Speaker), , Callaghan Jane (Speaker), & Evangelia Prokopiou (Speaker)

    4 Jul 2017

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsKeynoteResearch

    Embodiment and use of space

    Callaghan Jane (Speaker), & Joanne Helen Alexander (Speaker)

    3 Mar 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

    Student theses

    'New' police work with offenders? Exploring senior and strategic perspectives

    Author: Britton, I., 2015

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    The lives of young Polish migrants residing in Northamptonshire

    Author: Callender, M., 2012

    Supervisor: Horton, J. (Supervisor), Tucker, F. (Supervisor) & Matthews, M. H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis