Police use of body-worn cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research

This event brings together policy-makers, practitioners and academics to share learning about the use of body-worn police cameras in police response to and the prosecution of domestic abuse incidents.

This event will combine speaker presentations and interactive sessions aimed at learning lessons from research findings and policy and practice developments. It will showcase the research findings of an N8 Policing Research Partnership funded collaborative project of the University of Leeds, West Yorkshire Police and Cumbria Constabulary, which explored the impacts of police use of body-worn video at incidents of domestic abuse. 

A particular focus of the day will be on how police and prosecuting bodies can respond more effectively and efficiently to domestic abuse incidents. It aims to strengthen and inform the process of learning from research and practice by identifying and disseminating best practice recommendations and lessons. It will be of value to practitioners and scholars who have a professional interest in the use of body-worn cameras and/or domestic abuse.

Please note that attendance at this event is free, but as space is limited we ask that only those who are sure they can attend register.


9.15 - 9.45           


10.00 - 10.15       


10.15 - 11.15       

Mr. Stuart Lister (University of Leeds) ‘Exploring the impacts of police use of body-worn video in incidents of domestic abuse’

11.15 - 12.15        

Sergeant Richard Cheshire (Northamptonshire Police) ‘Learning the lessons from ten years of using body-worn cameras’

Inspector Darren Norgate (West Yorkshire Police) ‘Reflections on the force-level roll-out of body-worn cameras’

Respondent: Prof. Ross Deuchar (University of West Scotland)

12.15 - 13.15        


13.15 - 14.15        

Dr. Andy Myhill (College of Policing) ‘The role of evidence in decisions to arrest perpetrators of domestic abuse’

Supt. Katy Barrow-Grint (Thames Valley Police) ‘Attrition rates in domestic abuse: Time for a change?

Prof. Louise Ellison (University of Leeds) ‘The prosecutorial use of BWC evidence in cases of domestic abuse: opportunities and challenges’

14.15 - 15.00        

Interactive group session – Improving responses to domestic abuse: policy options and research questions

15.15 - 15.30        

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00        

Profs. Mike Rowe and Pam Davies (Northumbria University)

The Quality and Status of ‘Evidence’ in Policing: Reflections on understanding success to build capacity through innovations in policing domestic abuse’

Respondent: Dr. Sam Lewis (University of Leeds)



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Location details

Room 1.33
Maurice Keyworth building
Leeds University Business School
University of Leeds

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