Police Leadership Research Series: Exploring Victim Support & Sexual Violence

Date and time
Monday, 14 June 2021
10.00 - 12.00


This event will see students on the MSc Police Leadership, Strategy and Organisation programme at the University of Derby showcase the research they have undertaken as part of their MSc studies.

What is this event about?

This event showcases students' research and the work they undertake on the MSc Police Leadership, Strategy and Organisation.

This course provides a thorough understanding of applied research and evidence-based research, enabling students to identify and develop meaningful answers to operationally complex questions within the criminal justice environment. Students get the opportunity to explore in-depth topics such as the impact of greater accountability associated with the introduction of OPCCs, the importance of community partnerships, and the cyclical crisis of confidence in police leadership.

Who is this event for?

Anyone who has an interest in Policing is welcome to attend this event.

What will I learn from attending this event?

The event aims to deliver specific knowledge exchange:



Welcome and introduction


Guest Speaker: Detective Chief Inspector Nick Waldram

Research theme: A critical analysis of victim support mechanisms and frontline training and whether they are effective in safeguarding victims of modern slavery

10:50 Q&A opportunity

Guest Speaker: Detective Inspector Craig Hall

Research theme: Policing Sexual Offence Attrition rates in Nottinghamshire

11:45 Q&A opportunity
12:00 End of event

Meet the speakers

Detective Nik Waldrum

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Waldram

Nick is currently the City Crime Commander for Nottinghamshire Police, but prior to that was the DCI for Intelligence, which included being the Deputy Force Lead for Modern Slavery and Force Lead for County Lines.

Detective Craig Hall

Detective Inspector Craig Hall

Craig is a Detective Inspector within Nottinghamshire Police's public protection department. His current role involves leading investigations into crimes of rape and serious sexual offences and delivering the force's strategy to improve both investigation quality and the victim's journey.

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"This course has been designed to have a wide professional appeal. Whilst it is, of course, relevant to police and criminal justice professionals who want to take the next step in their leadership journey, it is also relevant for people who simply have an interest in strategic leadership in a policing and criminal justice context. Showcasing their work is a great way to acknowledge the hard work undertaken by the students as well as providing an opportunity to share learning with other police staff, students and interested academics."

Dr Richard Stapleford, Programme Leader and Chief Inspector at Nottinghamshire Police

If you would like more information on this course, please visit our course page or get in touch with Richard Stapleford at r.stapleford@derby.ac.uk.