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4 th International Evidence Based Policing Conference. ‘The Turning-Point Project’: Testing Offender Desistance Policing Insp. Jamie Hobday. We recognise:. The implications of the theory The benefits of better collaboration with academia The benefits of evidence-based policy

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4th International Evidence Based Policing Conference

‘The Turning-Point Project’:

Testing Offender Desistance Policing

Insp. Jamie Hobday

we recognise
We recognise:
  • The implications of the theory
  • The benefits of better collaboration with academia
  • The benefits of evidence-based policy
  • The value of innovation
  • The potential for improvement
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Our Values:

We put the public first in everything we do 

We act with integrity, fairness and humanity

We are one team working together

We listen, learn and strive to improve

what do we hope to achieve
By:

Maximising the impact of limited public funds

Being truly intelligent in the way we prioritise, assess and manage risk, threat and harm

Reduce the harm done to and within our communities

Reduce the number of victims

What do we hope to achieve?
english justice system
English Justice System
  • Police Arrest on suspicion
  • Police Investigate
  • Prosecution decision shared 50/50
  • Police power to divert from prosecution
  • Independent (Crown) Prosecution Service
  • Independent Judiciary: trial and sentence
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Decision making

Seven filters/factors:

  • Prosecution
  • Admission
  • Sensitive case
  • Previous convictions
  • Likely sentence
  • Safety check
  • Victims’ wishes
the filters factors
Prosecution

Sufficient evidence

Other options discounted

Admission

Not required

Likely sentence

Not custodial

Previous convictions

None

Previous diversions

Sensitive case

Risk management

The Filters/Factors
victim s wishes
Victim’s Wishes

A sliding scale of weighting:

From victim led for sensitive cases

to….

Victim consulted for

less sensitive cases

randomisation
Randomisation
  • Splits eligible subjects into one of two groups:
    • take part, or
    • control group
  • Impartial process
  • Cannot be affected by operator
what s involved
Voluntary participation

Agreed ‘Turning-Point Plan’

Compliance =

no prosecution

Non-compliance

Failure to keep to plan

Reoffending

Breach

Prosecution

What’s Involved?
targeted risk level
Targeted Risk Level

Low Risk (60%)

two essentials first
‘The Sword

of Damocles’ -

i.e. threat of prosecution

Two Essentials: First
two essentials second
‘The conversation’

Impact

Consequences

Opportunity

Responsibility

Two Essentials: Second
endless possible tactics
Home visits

Voluntary treatment

Drug misuse

Alcohol misuse

Psych. Trauma

Therapy

Engagement with support services

Reporting in

Curfew

Restrictions on movement

Restorative Justice

Reparative activity

Drug testing

Endless Possible Tactics…
key elements of police activity
Celerity

Police can respond quickly, or even immediately, by beginning the activity in custody

Consequence

Conditions will have to be completed, enforcement will be rigorous

Key Elements of Police Activity
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West Midlands Police

Force Values:

• Public First

• Integrity

• One Team

• Listen,

Learn,

Improve

Our vision is to reduce crime and disorder and make our communities feel safer