The University of Leicester Scarman Centre is extending a warm welcome to visiting Chinese academics from Gong An University in Beijing this month.
Gong An University specialises in public security, and its links with the Leicester Centre have been established for five years.
During their two-week visit to the UK, the Chinese delegation, which includes the Vice-President of Gong An University, Mr Lin Xianglong, will take part in a series of study visits and seminars examining crime prevention strategies.
With visits covering the Scottish Police College, Essex Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service in Leicester, the programme aims to offer an overview of current UK thinking on crime prevention.
Link Co-ordinator at the Scarman Centre, Kate Broadhurst, added : "In the climate of increasing globalisation, crime is unfortunately the universal language and problems that face the UK today, are also faced by police practitioners in China. The exchange we have with Gong An University provides an excellent forum for sharing knowledge and experience".
The collaborative venture has recently received a further three years funding from the British Council. Kate Broadhurst said : "To date the link with China has been a very fruitful one and we are delighted to have received further backing from the British Council to continue this important collaboration'".
Further information is available from Kate Broadhurst, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, Leicester University, Telephone 0116 252 5784, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 0116 252 3944.
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