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Criminology Seminar Series - Policing COVID-19: theory, policy & practice

Venue: Online, Online

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Policing COVID-19: Theory, Policy & Practice
Speaker: Professor Clifford Stott (University of Keele)

Abstract: In this presentation I will explore how a programme of research and theory on the social psychological dynamics of riots and policing has interfaced with policing policy and practice in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The presentation will begin by discussing the objectives of the research process itself and how a framework of Participant Action Research shifts research priorities toward knowledge co-production in the face of complex challenges and environments. I will then go on to discuss how this research ethos has interfaced with the Scientific Advisory Group in Emergencies (SAGE) to enable research led reflections during the pandemic on key policing challenges and approaches, particularly with regards to issues of compliance and police enforcement.

I will conclude by exploring two cases studies of policing practice emerging from our research and highlight how these relate to our ongoing work on understanding the dynamics of police legitimacy.  

About the Criminology Seminar Series
In line with the School of Law, Birkbeck's research and teaching ethos, the Criminology Seminar Series aims to provide a platform for critical and interdisciplinary research, showcasing prominent and path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes by scholars from within and beyond Birkbeck. The series is convened by Dr Sappho Xenakis, School of Law, Birkbeck.

Attendance to the events is free but registration is required. Talks from the 2020/21 series will be available for download via the website. Find out more about the series here. The hashtag for the event is #BBKCrimSeries.

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on Collaborate, a free to access website. You will be sent a link to access the event upon registration.

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