Current research and collaborative work
Since the original research projects, C-LINK members have been involved in a number of other related research projects and consultancy work. This includes investigating the value of using Automatic Number Plate Recognition data in the linking of crimes (with the Metropolitan Police and the National Crime Agency), assessing the inter-rater reliability of coding onto the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS), studying how crime linkage practitioners made decisions and mapping the crime linkage process, and working with countries to establish or improve their crime linkage capability.
Training and outreach work
C-LINK’s members have also been involved in several training sessions and outreach work:
- Woodhams, Davies, and Tonkin held a two-day seminar in the University of Birmingham's Brussel Office where ViCLAS analysts from across Europe were invited to hear about recent research conducted in the field. A second seminar is scheduled for Summer 2021.
- Woodhams: Annual two-day workshops on how to link crimes behaviours, delivered via UNICRI to PGDip students
Conferences and presentations
C-LINK’s members have been involved in a number of conferences and presentations:
- The British Academy conference: Using behavioural science to target prolific criminals https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/using-behavioural-science-target-prolific-criminals
- British Psychological Society property crime seminar series
- Burrell, A. (2014). C-LINK: A model of academic-practitioner collaboration. Presented to the Forensic Psychiatry Center for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland on 8th May 2014.
- Burrell, A. (2015). C-LINK: A model of academic-practitioner collaboration. Presented to the Society of Evidence Based Policing, University of Keele, 14th Jan 2015.
- Burrell, A. (2015). C-LINK: A model of academic-practitioner collaboration. Presented to the Forensic Forum, O2 arena, London, 11th Mar 2015.
- Woodhams, J. & Burrell, A. (2016). An Introduction to Crime Linkage and the Crime Linkage International NetworK. Presented at the International Academy of Investigative Psychology conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, 13th May 2016.
- Burrell, A. & Tonkin, M. (2016). The Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK): Aims, Findings, and Implications. Presented at the Preventing Sexual Violence Conference, Birmingham City University, 25th August 2016.
- Burrell, A. (2016). The Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK): a model of academic-practitioner collaboration. Presented at British Psychological Society Sharing our science: celebtrating Psychology in the West Midlands conference, Birmingham City University, 5th September 2016.
- Burrell, A. & Woodhams, J. (2016). The Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK): Outcomes and Findings. Presented at the British Academy Conference Using Behavioural Science to Target Prolific Criminals, British Academy, London, 18th October 2016.
- Woodhams, J. (2017, July). Presentation on The Crime Linkage International Network: Research and Findings to the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis Unit of the Belgium Federal Police, Brussels.
- Woodhams, J. (2017, June). Crime linkage of serial sexual offences. Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference 2017, Coventry University, UK.
- Woodhams, J. (2016, March). Identifying crime series using crime scene behaviour. Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield, UK.
- EAPL conference presentations