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Policing, Guns and Violence in the United States (In progress)


14th Dec 2021 to 14th Dec 2021

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Tue Dec 14 2021 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Greenwich Mean Time)

The UCL JDI Institute for Global City Policing and Canterbury Centre for Policing Research at Canterbury Christ Church University are pleased to announce the next event in their joint seminar series.

In this seminar four leading researchers from the University of Oxford address interconnected issues of guns, violence and policing the United States. The homicide rate in the US is currently around four times higher than that in the UK, at 5 per 100,000 compared with around 1.2 per 100,000. ‘Gun culture’ is a frequently cited reason for at least some of this difference, and the widespread availability of guns certainly poses particular problems for legislators and police trying to deal with problems of violence. Yet, US police organisations frequently stand accused of violence themselves, and police behaviour can often exacerbate, rather alleviate, problems faced by the communities they serve.


Dave Humphreys, Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation
Do-it-yourself security: examining the effects of 'stand your ground' self-defense laws on public safety across the U.S

Abdul Rad, DPhil candidate in the Department of Sociology and Nuffield College
Police protectionism and police violence: Exploring law enforcement contract protections

Thiago Oliveira, Postdoctoral Fellow at Nuffield College and Dave Kirk, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Nuffield College
Exposure to police use of force, legal cynicism, and criminal offending


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