ECU researcher receives prestigious policing award
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Congratulations to the Foundation Chair of Social Justice and Head of the Social Justice Research Centre, Professor Caroline Taylor, who was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Policing Excellence in Research on Improving Policing for Women Award, at the 2010 Excellence in Policing Awards.
The awards ceremony, held at the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane, recognises outstanding contributions to the police force, and is open to nominees from around Australia, News Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
The Excellence in Research Award is the only award open to non-police members and recognises research that improves policing and advances the role of women in the police force.
Professor Taylor was thrilled to receive the award, which acknowledged both her recent publications and her work on a large Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant with the Victoria Police that aims to improve police response, investigation and management of sex offences.
“I feel very humbled and privileged to conduct research work alongside the police force, and I believe it is important for police and researchers to work together to improve police and criminal justice outcomes for women and children,” said Professor Taylor.
Professor Taylor has recently been contacted by the London Metropolitan Police and Canadian Police to discuss how her research can help improve their own policing methods with regards to sexual violence.