English Congress Programme

This is the DPT TV programme of September 2022, which is offered in simultaneous English translation. You can find more information and an insight into the other German-language contributions in the DPT Foyer. Programmes of the month October to November will follow.

The DPT-News part of the Wednesday programme (11:00 to 11:10 CEST) is open to the public (via DPT Foyer). Registration for the congress is required for participation in the lectures and to be able to make full use of the DPT Foyer offers.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

  • Professor Caroline L. Davey, University of Salford (UK)
    Andrew B. Wootton, University of Salford (UK)

    Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are working to tackle crime and increase citizen safety through improved community policing, the integration of crime prevention measures within urban design and the adoption of policing technologies. How can an LEA ensure that the 'solutions' they adopt actually meet the needs of front-line officers, their communities and stakeholders, as well as suit the contexts in which they work? How can LEAs successfully innovate and design improvements in police operations? This session will discuss the EU-funded project Cutting Crime Impact (CCI – 2018–21), which supported six LEAs to understand and reframe problems, generate solution ideas, and design and prototype appropriate 'tools'. The session will explain the human-centred design approach and how CCI supported partner LEAs in delivering this. Following this session, GMP, one of the LEA partners, will discuss their experiences in implementing the CCI approach in the area of Community Policing—and how implementation has progressed since the project ended.

    Professor Caroline L. Davey, University of Salford (UK)
    Caroline L. Davey is Professor in Design, Innovation & Society and a qualified Organisational Psychologist. Together with Wootton, she has published academic articles and design guidelines on the role of design within crime prevention, and the use of holistic, human-centred design to improve quality of life. Caroline is Director of the Design Against Crime Solution Centre at the University of Salford. The University of Salford’s Design Against Crime team has been undertaking research into design-led approaches to reducing crime and increasing wellbeing since 1999. Launched in 2005, the Design Against Crime Solution Centre has grown to become a European-wide network of researchers, police and practitioners in design-led crime prevention, and is supported by funding from a variety of sources, including the European Commission. The Solution Centre was awarded €3.1m of European Commission research funding for the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) research project. CCI helped police forces across Europe — including the Dutch and Estonian national police forces, Lisbon Police, German police in Lower Saxony and Spanish police in Catalonia — design innovative ways to tackle crime (2018–21).
    Andrew B. Wootton, University of Salford (UK)
    Andrew B. Wootton is Director of the Design Against Crime Solution Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Salford. He is also Director of ProtectED (www.Protect-ED.org). Andrew has 20 years experience in design research and has published academic articles and design guidelines on the role of design within crime prevention, and the use of holistic, human-centred design to address societal challenges and improve quality of life. Andrew is co-author (with Davey) of the Routledge book "Design Against Crime: A Human-Centred Approach to Designing for Safety and Security". Andrew has delivered UK and European-funded design research projects. He recently delivered the EU Horizon 2020 funded project Cutting Crime Impact (2018–21). Andrew is currently working on the EU-funded project "IcARUS – Innovative Approaches to Urban Security" (2018–24).

  • Dr Roberta Signori, Greater Manchester Police

    As part of the EU-funded "Cutting Crime Impact" (CCI) project, Greater Manchester Police conducted research into neighbourhood policing and developed an evidence-based tool named "Community Connect". The tool was developed by adopting a human-centred design approach and aims to support effective community engagement, a key element of neighbourhood policing. This lecture will discuss the steps undertaken by Greater Manchester Police in researching, designing and implementing the "Community Connect" toolkit. The presentation will also provide insight into the ways design-led research can assist police forces in delivering effective neighbourhood policing and improving their support to local communities.

    Dr Roberta Signori, Greater Manchester Police
    Roberta holds a PhD in Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research from the University of Milan-Bicocca, where she specialised in qualitative research methods. Her PhD research focussed on organisational changes in the surveillance regime in Italian prisons, and their impact on the wellbeing of prison officers.
    Roberta worked as a Researcher for the Directory of Social Change (DSC) in Liverpool, where she conducted bespoke research for UK charities seeking to demonstrate the impact of their projects and improve their services.
    She joined Greater Manchester Police in April 2019 as a CCI Research Fellow and since then she has worked full time on researching and developing an evidence-based toolkit in Community Policing, as part of the EU- funded Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project.
    Her research interests include law enforcement agencies, prisons and surveillance regimes, assessment and evaluation of social interventions, and crime prevention.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

  • PHD Gail Dines

    Research of the porn industry for over 20 years has proven how pornography shapes our identities, culture and sexuality. Due to Covid-19 male youth spend an increasing amount of time in the internet, including legal porn sites with violent content and degrating sexual prectices against females. These images have an increased influence on their own perception of sexuality and the view of women. Girls are exposed to sexual degrading language and strong expectations how to look and what is considered to be sexy, suggesting how they have to dress to be sexually attractive. Dr. Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert. She is a consultant to governmental ageencies in the US and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland and Canada. She is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

    PHD Gail Dines

  • Prof. Dr. Kyung-sick Choi

    Covid 19 presents a new challenge for international and national law enforcement agencies to investigate online sex crimes against children and online child sexual exploitation. The Law Enforcement Collaborative Network LCN, intelligence based policing against online child sexual exploitation, tackles the increassed international digital activity of online predators targeting vulnerable children due to Covic 19. The session informs about the activities and strategies, as well as international trainings available for the police force to sucessfully detection and investigation of these offenders, including profiling of online sexual offenders and criminal justice responses.

    Prof. Dr. Kyung-sick Choi

  • PhD Hieram Puig Lugo

    Police and Courts are challenged with an increasing number of online sex crimes against children and with an increasing number of sexual misconduct cases of juvenile offenders, mostly facing sexual abuse or sexual harassment of their intimate partners. What works to prevent these crimes, what evidence based or promising programs are out to change these behaviors?

    PhD Hieram Puig Lugo