As well as individual academics there are a number of groups in the University that reflect an underlying interest in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour:
The Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology
The Birmingham Criminal and Community Justice Group
Formal Verification and Security Group
The Accountability and Governance Cluster, Birmingham Business School
The quality of expertise we have at the University of Birmingham became apparent in a recent cross-College bid to the ESRC and College of Policing Joint Call for a What Works Centre in Crime Reduction. Dr Woodhams led the bid for Birmingham which included representatives from the Schools of Psychology, Birmingham Business School, Law, and Social Policy with Dr Bandyopadhyay also playing a key role in preparing our application. Although the bid was unsuccessful the very positive feedback we received demonstrated the need to improve raise our profile in this area as this will be key when submitting future large grants.
This is an opportune time for to maintain the momentum to build this cross-College, multi-disciplinary collaboration, develop a cohesive and recognised presence in the field of crime prevention and reduction and endeavour to link all researchers of crime reduction and prevention across the University .
The workshop will enable members of the University to develop new research collaborations, as well as make our potential funders and partners in the criminal justice system aware of the research we carry out. It will also be an opportunity to develop links with those in, for example, computer science and medicine who have specialised expertise and skills to contribute to the debate on gathering evidence on policies that best contribute to crime reduction.
Registration for this event is free, but booking is essential.