Prof Adam Crawford quoted in Guardian piece on patrols and policing cuts
A recent Guardian article comments on how residents in an Essex town pay a security firm for local support after the closure of their local police station.
Professor Adam Crawford, from the University of Leeds and Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership, is quoted in the feature entitled ‘Bobbies on the beat or scarecrows on the street? How cuts are changing policing’. In the article Professor Crawford discusses the effectiveness and public perception of police patrols.
This issue has often been raised in the media recently in light of planned government spending cuts which will see over 22,000 police officers jobs being cut.
The N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) is formed of researchers and policing partners in the north to cultivate research and knowledge transfer to address the problems of policing in the 21st century.
You can find out more about the N8 PRP here: http://www.n8prp.org.uk/