Virtual Events

All of our virtual events are free to attend and are open to all staff working in the Criminal Justice System. You will be asked to provide your work email address when you register.
3
November

Virtual visit to Parliament - Oral Justice Questions

3 November   |   
11:00am
 to 
1:00pm

Considering the many and diverse challenges faced by the justice system in the UK at this time, we believe it is more vital than ever that in our democracy, Civil Servants, Criminal Justice Professionals and Volunteers alike remain fully connected to the political decision making process.

Doing this helps professionals remain aware and abreast of the debate and direction within our elected parliament. Knowing where our instructions and workstreams come from -and more importantly why, helps us to engage better with the tasks entrusted to us by the government of the day.

Join Stephen Hubbard, Deputy Head of HMPPS Briefing & Corresponsence Team for a fantastic Q&A presentation, followed by a virtual visit to the Chamber where you will watch Government held to account during Oral Justice Questions, then enjoy a post session discussion hosted by Stephen.

This is one of InsightsOnline's best events and it shouldn't be missed!

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4
November

Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody: Exploring self-harm amongst care-experienced women in prison

4 November   |   
3:00pm
 to 
4:00pm

Evidence suggests that care-experienced women are significantly over-represented within the criminal justice system: almost a third of women in custody are known to have previous experience of the care system, compared with a quarter of men (MoJ, 2012). Nonetheless, there has been a distinct lack of research on the association between gender, care experience and criminal justice involvement. This presentation outlines findings from an ongoing Nuffield Foundation funded project which aims to explore how to reduce the over-representation of care-experienced girls and women in the youth and criminal justice system.The presentation also focuses on findings which highlight the prevalence of self-harm amongst care-experienced women in custody and the need for greater understanding of self-harm behaviours.

Join a top quality panel of academics for this amazing opportunity to explore and gain insight into this troubling phenomonon .

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11
November

Hate Crime and COVID-19

11 November   |   
9:30am
 to 
10:30am

This virtual seminar will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Hate Crime in the UK and Australia

Reports in the UK and Australia attest to increases in hate crimes against Chinese and people who look ‘Chinese’; attributed to racist assumptions that they are to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic. This phenomenon and other effects of COVID-19 on hate crime in the UK and Australia will be examined by hate crime researchers Kevin Wong (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Kris Christmann (University of Huddersfield) and guest speakers: Rose Simkins from hate crime charity Stop Hate UK and Matteo Vergani a hate crime researcher at Deakin University, Melbourne.

Hosted by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Research,

This virtual seminar is open to policy makers, practitioners, academics and other researchers in the UK, Australia and other jurisidictions .

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11
November

Research Showcase & Symposium (Session 1) - University of Portsmouth

11 November   |   
10:00am
 to 
11:30am

The University of Portsmouth has a prestigious record in the field of Criminology. The Institution has been deeply involved for many years in the education and training of professionals in this field. The work they do is founded on an excellent body of research. Join members of the Portsmouth research community for this showcase overview of the research streams currently under way or completed.

The Community Justice Learning Team and the Transformative Justice Research Cluster from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) are proud to be hosting a virtual symposium style event for HMPPS Insights. These two 90 minute events will showcase research and innovation from the department and will allow for discussion with the presenters.

In this first event, join Dr Aaron Pycroft and Megan Coghlan as they discuss Forgiveness in Rehabilitation and Barriers to Desistance. Cody Porter and Laura Haggar will present their research regarding Public perceptions of the employment of offenders, whilst Michela
Scalpello will share insights from her involvement in an International study on prison employability.
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11
November

Research Showcase & Symposium (session 2) - University of Portsmouth

11 November   |   
12:00pm
 to 
1:30pm

The University of Portsmouth has a prestigious record in the field of Criminology. The Institution has been deeply involved for many years in the education and training of professionals in this field. The work they do is founded on an excellent body of research. Join members of the Portsmouth research community for this showcase overview of the research streams currently under way or completed.

The Community Justice Learning Team and the Transformative Justice Research Cluster from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) are proud to be hosting a virtual symposium style event for HMPPS Insights. These two 90 minute events will showcase research and innovation from the department and will allow for discussion with the presenters.

In this second event,  Dr Hannah Baumer shares findings from her PhD research exploring the ways that exercise can be used as a positive tool to promote a healthy environment for men in prisons. Lauren Stevens will discuss findings from her ethnographic research on the impact of imprisonment on families. Julie Eden and Laura Haggar will highlight their research exploring women’s experiences of Probation; resettlement and community interventions. They will also discuss their experience of the dual role of practitioner/researchers. Click Get Tickets to find out more!

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11
November

Persuasive Argumentation and (Nearly) Fearless Public Speaking (SOLD OUT)

11 November   |   
2:30pm
 to 
4:00pm

Back by popular demand!

Presented by Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell , Head of Security Policy, Briefing and Cyber Strategy, HMPPS

We will cover some myth-busting around public speaking (such as how confident you need to be do it), a few handy tips and tricks to build your public speaking toolkit, strategies for what to do when things go wrong. The second half will look at basic elements of argumentation, how to communicate complex topics effectively, how to defend and respond to ideas, and how to test for completeness of an argument.

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12
November

Living our Values: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

12 November   |   
4:00pm
 to 
5:15pm

Join Gerry Nosowska, Chair of the BASW, as she shares experiences and learning from the BASW equality, diversity and inclusion work, and also draws on international learning. In partnership with the Academy for Social Justice.

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12
November

What do we call the people we work with?

12 November   |   
1:30pm
 to 
3:30pm

People Under Probation Supervision (PUPS)? Are they ‘offenders, deviants or patients?’ Join a discussion with Andrew Bates, NPS Principal Forensic Psychologist for the South West & South Central Region and explore the difference between the three terms with particular reference to the Personality Disorder Pathways programme and Trauma-informed practice.

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19
November

Building Good Rapport in Interviews

19 November   |   
12:00pm
 to 
1:30pm

Join Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe (Bucks New University) for the first in a series of three webinars examining the dynamics of professional interviewing techniques within the Criminal Justice context. Over the series he will be building and expanding perspectives, whilst offering tips and food for thought.

Within the last 10 years, there has been a particular strand of research into police interrogators’ interpersonal interactions with terrorist suspects. It has focused on approaches (including Motivational Interviewing) that draw out the most information and that highlight the advantage of adaptive over maladaptive behaviours. The culmination of this research has resulted in the establishment, and benefits, of a rapport-based, ‘what works’ framework that reduces resistance (to cooperation) and maximises information gathering (Alison et al., 2013). This talk summarises the most relevant and recent research and encourages the audience to apply the findings to their own domain as we discuss the identification of interpersonal relating styles, both positive and negative.

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19
November

Supporting Prison Governors: Watch A Live Coaching Showcase

19 November   |   
12:30pm
 to 
1:30pm

This is an event aimed towards

  • Prison Governors,
  • Deputy, Regional & National Heads Of Service,
  • Senior leaders in HMPPS
  • MoJ Heads of Function
  • HR Business Partners,
  • Learning & Development staff


Join a 45 minute live coaching showcase on Zoom with 3 serving prison governors led by Andy Mouncey from specialist provider Run For Your Life CIC followed by 15min Q&A. Experience the benefits of coaching and mutual support to professional managers.

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3
December

Active Listening

3 December   |   
12:00pm
 to 
1:30pm

Join Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe (Bucks New University) for the second webinar in his series examining the dynamics of professional interviewing within the criminal justice context.

“To say that a person feels listened to means a lot more than just their ideas get heard. It’s a sign of respect. It makes people feel valued.” [Deborah Tannen, author & professor of linguistics, Georgetown University]

Whilst we can trace the roots of active listening back to Carl Rogers and his person-centred humanistic theory and it’s use as a valuable listening technique for counsellors (Rogers, 1957), it is now researched and used incredibly effectively within a number of non-therapeutic situations. As a tool for better communication, it has been applied to: business settings; doctor-patient relationships; marital conflict interventions; educational settings; sales interactions; crisis management (including hostage negotiation). A summary of key research in equitable situations is presented together with clear examples of active listening. It is the development of “a clear understanding of the speaker’s concern and also to clearly communicate the listener’s interest in the speaker’s message,” (McNaughton et al., 2008, p224), quite simply it is the skill of actively listening.

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10
December

Psychological PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

10 December   |   
1:30pm
 to 
3:30pm

Working with people who have behaved illegally is often challenging. How do we protect ourselves and our own feelings from people who have behaved in destructive, harmful or illegal ways without turning our own aggressive responses outward or inward? Join Andrew Bates Principal Forensic Psychologist for the NPS south West & South Central region the last in his series of discussive presentations.

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10
December

Mind the Gap:Redesigning the Safeguarding System for Adolescence and Early Adulthood

10 December   |   
4:00pm
 to 
5:15pm

In partnership with The Academy of Social justice, This free online seminar featuring Dez Holmes (Director -Research in Practice) will explore a more transitional approach to safeguarding, drawing on evidence from research and practice innovation to argue that whole system reform is needed.

Transitional safeguarding is an emerging concept gaining traction in many local areas as they seek to more effectively respond to the needs of adolescents and young adults.

Transition to adulthood is a process, not an event. Harm and the effects of harm do not stop at 18. Yet the current safeguarding system is based on binary notions of childhood and adulthood – meaning that young people too often fall through the gaps.

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17
December

Interviewing Vulnerable People

17 December   |   
12:00pm
 to 
1:30pm

Join Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe (Bucks New University) for the last of three webinar events examining the dynamics of professional interviewing within the criminal justice context.

“All interviewees are vulnerable to a certain extent, be they adults, children or people with a learning disability, and it is the interviewer’s responsibility to use appropriate information-gathering procedures,” (Milne & Bull, 1999, p190).

This point is taken from a commentary on police investigative interviewing. It is also particularly relevant where there is the potential for interviewers imposing their own beliefs or opinions on the interviewee’s account. Such an imposition is likely to inhibit free recall, create biased responses or lead to stress in response to a pressure to conform (Baker & O’Keeffe, 2007). These reflections are exacerbated when you incorporate the necessary ethical considerations in interviewing vulnerable people as defined in a number of disciplines (e.g. social work; psychology; law) where, for example, a vulnerable adult can be a person over the age of 18 who is unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. The research, and practical guidance, from various sub-disciplines of Psychology are summarised here and the audience are encouraged to consider the applicability to their own contexts.

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