A 1-day conference on Wednesday, 17th May 2023, 10:00 – 17:00 hosted by City University, the British Society of Criminology Policing Network, the British Society of Criminology Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network, and the University of Essex’s Centre for Criminology. Evidence from a series of police reviews and inquiries in recent years has revealed serious and systemic misogyny and violence against women and girls in policing. Both police culture, and police vetting, misconduct, and disciplinary practices have been identified as contributing to this situation.
Despite the intense recent media attention on issues of police misconduct in England, the way these practices work and the opportunities, challenges and barriers to their improvement remain poorly understood.
As the government launches a review of disciplinary procedures in policing and the College of Policing prepares to launch its new Code of Police Ethics, this event brings police researchers, stakeholders and practitioners together to explore these issues, share knowledge in the field, and ultimately shape a research agenda for the future.
Registration: 10:00 – 10:30
Session 1: The view from policing 10:30 – 12:00
Samuel Payne (Gwent Police)
Sarah-Jayne Bray (NPCC and Thames Valley Police)
To be confirmed
Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00
Session 2: Policy and Campaigning, 13:00 – 14:30
Rick Muir (Police Foundation)
Harriet Wistrich (Centre for Women’s Justice)
Break: 14:30 – 14:45
Session 3: Academic perspectives, 14:45 – 16:00
Prof. Louise Westmarland
Dr. Fay Sweeting.
Wine reception: 16:00 – 17:00.