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NIRO Knowledge is a podcast for those looking to learn about crime analysis and evidence based policing from those within the community.
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Dr. Laura Huey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Editor of Police Practice & Research, Chair of the Working Group on Mental Health and Policing of the Royal Society of Canada, Vice Chair of the American Society of Criminologists’ Division of Policing and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing. She is also a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and a Senior Research Fellow with the National Police Foundation.Links:Dr Laura Huey's upcoming book, Implementing Evidence Based Research: A How to Guide for Police
Dr. Cynthia Lum is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Director the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. She researches primarily in the areas of policing, evidence-based crime policy, crime prevention, technology, and translational criminology. Her works in these areas include evaluating the impacts of patrol and detective activities, interventions, and technologies; understanding the translation and receptivity of research in policing; and measuring police proactivity. With Dr. Christopher Koper she has developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix (with Cody Telep) and the Matrix Demonstration Projects, translation tools designed to help police practitioners incorporate research into their strategic and tactical portfolios.Professor Lum is an appointed member of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) for the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), and has also served on the NAS’s Committee on Proactive Policing as well as its Standing Committee on Traffic Law Enforcement. She is a member of the National Police Foundation Board of Directors, the Research Advisory Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Misdemeanor Justice Project at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an Executive Counselor for the American Society of Criminology. She is the founding editor of Translational Criminology Magazine and the Springer Series on Translational Criminology, and served as the first North American Editor for the Oxford Journal Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Dr. Lum is a Fulbright Specialist in policing and criminology and is the co-Director of the International Summer School for Policing Scholarship, developed with colleagues at the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Arizona State University.Her recent book, with Christopher Koper is Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research Into Practice (2017, Oxford University Press). Professors Lum and Koper are Editors-In-Chief of Criminology and Public Policy, the flagship policy journal of the American Society of Criminology.Links:Reinventing American Policing
Andrew Reece is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a double major in criminology and government & politics). He jumped into government contract work for the US Dept. of Justice shortly after graduation. He mostly performed financial analysis of USDOJ grant expenditure. He moved to Blacksburg and became a communications officer for the Virginia Tech Police Dept for 2 years. From there, he worked in the financial crimes division of Wells Fargo for a short period of time before taking his current position as a crime analyst for the Roanoke City Police Department, where he recently celebrated his 4th “anniversary” in May. His current position mostly has him focusing on crime series, trends/patterns, hot spot analysis, and various data requests that come from inside and outside the department. He is also one of only a few hundred certified crime prevention specialists in the state of Virginia, and also recently acquired his general instructor certification from the state’s division of criminal justice services.Links:Roanoke VA Police Facebook pageAndrew’s Roanoke PD emailAndrew’s Music on BandCamp (yes, he writes and plays music too)
A super short update of upcoming guests: analyst Andrew Reece, Dr Cynthia Lum, Dr Eric Piza, Dr Read Hayes and an analyst from the UK! A whole but of information about to come zipping your way. Stay tuned for information on signing up for two, hour long, webinars that I will be hosting, one in July and one in August. Links:FREE Microsoft Access course for beginner's
My apologies to Andrew Reece for losing my own audio somehow. It did not track but we did get his side of things. Unfortunately, it means the great conversation we had needs to be redone. In the meantime, here is a one off for you. I provide updates on the Access course, upcoming guests, the state of things, my philosophy update and I break down what my logo's meaning and where it came from. Links:Free Microsoft Access Beginner's Course
Just a short episode, since I was sick and had to postpone my interview, where I talk about upcoming guests, my new logo that you will start seeing around and how the work is going on the new version of UALE and a little bit more. Stay tuned for upcoming guests Andrew Reece, Hillary Peladeau and Dr Cynthia Lum. Links:UALE - the FREE online Microsoft Access course geared towards the criminal justice field
Dr Andrew Wilczak received his MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 and his PhD in Sociology from Bowling Green State University in 2011, with a focus in criminology and social psychology. His research interests include examining how violence and exposure to violence influence adolescent development, the history of violence and public policy, and the role of criminological theory in understanding revolutionary action. He is the host of two podcasts focusing on public scholarship: Untenured Tracks, a casual interview series with untenured faculty and graduate students about their research and pedagogy, and Strength Check, a collaborative project with Drs. Joan Antunes, Mike Dando, and Shauna Lesseur, which focuses on narrative storytelling as a teaching tool.Dr Troy Payne has been at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 2010. Before that, he earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. His primary interests are translational research, data visualization, crime prevention and policing — but he’s also done work in risk assessment and a handful of other areas over the years. Most recently, as Associate Director of the Alaska Justice Information Center, he has been focused on translational research, on finding ways to communicate his findings to both policy members and the public.Links:CrimCon (Criminal Consortium)CrimCon on Twitter
An analyst since 2000, Trina gained law enforcement experience as a records specialist for six years before starting at Tukwila PD. Trina became an IACA Certified Law Enforcement Analyst in 2012. In 2014-15, she led the vendor selection process for her department’s new records management system. Trina was relocated in 2017 to her department’s Major Crimes Unit and loves assisting detectives on interesting cases. Trina enjoys being involved in her regional association, NORCAN, and has a special place in her heart for threshold analysis and z-scores. Below is the image Trina and I talk about in the episode.Links:Trina’s EmailNORCANTrina on LinkedInTukwila Police Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TukwilaPD/Tukwila Police Twitter: @TukwilaPD
A little One Off for you with information on the next guest, a future guest, an email sign up form for some free Access tips, one a day for each day of the work week next week, and sign up for more! Sorry for the huffing and puffing but it was a great morning walk! Links:Email newsletter sign up formUltimate Access for Law Enforcement free coursePower BI Survey
I give a quick apology to you, my audience, for not keeping to my publishing schedule, I give an update of interviews and guests to come (with a name drop for a June episode), and I give you some quick insights on what I have been working on (myself and the Access online course sequel to come) with some resources in these show notes below. Please listen to Dawn Reeby's and Amy Boudreau's podcast episodes if you are looking to help grow yourself and want to put yourself first (or even put yourself on your list of things to take care of) since we are the most important part of our lists. Links:Dawn Reeby's Rising GENIUSS programFree consultation call with Dawn to see if the GENIUSS program is right for youMore of Dawn's FREE RESOURCESDawn's NIRO Knowledge Episode Amy Boudreau's NIRO Knowledge Episode (show notes have TONS of links related to personal wellness)
A day late but another weekly episode of NIRO Knowledge. It is your host once again speaking to you all about our current state of affairs, networking, and growing yourself during these times that may leave us vulnerable for social interaction and give us a little more downtime to learn something new. Links:IACAUltimate Access for LE - online Microsoft Access course
We know what the public and media have to say about policing but what do police officers themselves have to say about what makes a good police officer and what makes a bad police officer?  And to add to that, what similarities or differences are there between American and Swedish police perspectives on good and bad police officers?  Find out in this new episode of NIRO Knowledge.Links:Video VersionMichelle on TwitterEmail - Michelle.nilsson@ufl.eduLink to Michelle's work
Today on NIRO Knowledge, my guest is the Police Science Dr herself, Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol.  She brings us knowledge on her background, forming the bridge between academia and research and those who can put it all into practice and an upcoming conference that she is hosting virtually in April 2021.Links:Episode 25 video versionPolice Science DrRapid Fire Conference registration
Here it is!  We are going Back to the Future!  Well, we're looking back in history in order to look ahead into the future and take with us the principles of the Father of Policing, Sir Robert Peel.  These core values and his principles can guide us towards a better vision on what policing should have remained as.  We have some catching up to do since we derailed the community involved aspect of policing along with the idea that reducing crime (thus reducing our victims) is the goal.Links:NIRO Knowledge Episode 1.7 video versionSir Robert Peel's PrinciplesDr Cynthia Lum NIRO Knowledge episode
Today I talk about the recent ECAC virtual conference that was in partnership with the IACA and the roster of guest speakers as well as my partnership with Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol, the Police Science Dr, and her upcoming virtual conference as well.  Sign up for this FREE conference coming in April!Links:Episode 1.6 video versionDr Susanne Knabe-Nicol - sign up for her conference here as wellDr Lawrence Sherman's NIRO Knowledge episodeSlack invite - Join the global conversation on criminal justice with other analysts and academicsAnalyst Talk with Jason ElderReducing Crime - Dr Jerry Ratcliffe's podcastAll About Analysis - Manny San Pedro's podcastIACA
SO MANY GREAT THINGS COMING UP!  Give it a listen here folks.  There are some great names mentioned and great things coming up for NIRO Knowledge including be a part of a virtual conference in the United Kingdom!  I am partnering up with Excellence in Analytics and Dawn Reeby to provide technical skills help to her Rising Geniuss group.  Don't forget to check out another great resource and friend to myself and NIRO Knowledge, Police Science Dr, Susanne Knabe-Nicol.Links:NIRO Knowledge Episode 1.5 video versionNIRO Crime AnalysisPolice Science DrExcellence in AnalyticsDawn Reeby NIRO Knowledge episode
Reinventing American policing was the topic of Dr Cynthia Lum's broadcast with George Mason University on Monday 2/22.  It is a topic that needs to be addressed and is demanded to be addressed in American policing today.  I talk about her presentation and how I believe analysts can be the momentum for growth and change in the policing culture to progress to being integrated with our communities.  I also bring actionable analyses, an open mind approach by analysts towards the problems and the strategic solve, and the big change Ithaca NY is looking to implement with their police department.  And of course, join the NIRO Crime Analysis Slack group if you are an analyst, academic or pracademic looking to connect and share knowledge with people around the globe.Links:Episode 1.4 video versionNIRO Crime Analysis membershipTop 5 Analytical Tools for 2021 webinar (FREE)Dr Cynthia Lum on NIRO KnowledgeIthaca NY articleNIRO Crime Analysis Slack Invite
I breakdown some amazing updates for NIRO Crime Analysis, NIRO Knowledge and how academics and analysts can connect on my Slack group to share their knowledge and resources and pick each other's brain.  It has been growing and is international with SO many different backgrounds already in the mix.Links:Episode 1.3 videoLorna and John audioLorna and John videoDr Cynthia LumNIRO Crime AnalysisNIRO Slack Group
I talk about traditional policing, why it matters today, what we can do with that knowledge of it, how we can shape it for the future and where to sign up to join the NIRO Crime Analysis community.Links:NIRO Crime Analysis - newsletter sign up at the bottom of the pageNIRO Knowledge Podcast - or wherever you consume podcastsNIRO Knowledge Dr Cynthia Lum episodePopCenter at ASU document (p 36 for 'Traditional Policing')
Renée J. Mitchell served in the Sacramento Police Department for twenty-two years and is currently a Senior Police Researcher with RTI International.  She holds a B.S. in Psychology, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology, a M.B.A., a J.D., and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.  She was a 2009/2010 Fulbright Police Research Fellow where completed research in the area of juvenile gang violence at the London Metropolitan Police Service.  You can view her TEDx talks, “Research not protests” and “Policing Needs to Change: Trust me I’m a Cop”, where she advocates for evidence-based policing.  She is a co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, a National Police Foundation Fellow, a BetaGov Fellow, a member of the George Mason Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame, and a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge.  Her research areas include policing, evidence-based crime prevention, evaluation research and methods, place-based criminology, police/citizen communication and implicit bias training.  She has published her work in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing.  She has an edited book with Dr. Laura Huey, Evidence Based Policing: An introduction and coming out next March Implementing Evidence-Based Research: A How to Guide for Police Organizations.Links:Video version of this episodeCHACHI article (CA-CHI)American Society of Evidence Based PolicingDr Larry Sherman NIRO Knowledge episodeDr Cynthia Lum NIRO Knowledge episode
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