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AIC Occasional Seminar Series

EMMIE, a tool for assessing evaluations for use in policy and practice

Professor Nick Tilley
74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT - FREE EVENT
11:00am-12:00pm (AEST), Tuesday 17 June 2014

Photo of Professor Nick Tilley'EMMIE' (Effect, Mechanism/mediator, Moderator/context, Implementation and Economy) has been formulated as a methodology for coding findings of research reviews relating to crime prevention in ways that speak to policy and practice interests. It can equally be applied to individual studies. It is relevant not only to crime prevention but also to other areas of public policy. It was devised as part of a program of research and review of what works in crime prevention being jointly funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council and the College of Policing.

Professor Nick Tilley, Director of the University College London Security Science Research Training Centre

Nick Tilley is a member of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. He is also Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He is author of over 150 publications, most of which relate to policing, crime prevention or programme evaluation methodology. Books includeRealistic Evaluation (with Ray Pawson), Crime Prevention, and Problem-oriented Policing and Partnerships: Implementing an Evidence-based Approach to Crime Reduction (with Karen Bullock and Rosie Erol). He spent ten years, from 1992 to 2003, seconded to the Home Office, most of the time attached to the Police Research Group. He was also Senior Advisor to the Home Office East Midlands Research Team and Director from 2003 to 2007. Recent and current research projects include explanations for the international crime drop, a review of what works in crime prevention, dowry deaths by burning in Mumbai and Delhi, models for problem-solving in policing and crime reduction, crime and disorder associated with soccer in England and Wales and forms of police-university collaboration to improve policing and crime reduction. He was awarded an OBE for services to policing and crime reduction in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2005 and elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2009.