Police Research Unit Annual Lecture by Professor Philip Stenning

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This is the fifth year of our successful Annual Policing Lecture. This year we are delighted to have Professor Philip Stenning of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3.00 pm in room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. The lecture by Professor Philip Stenning is “From ‘community policing’ to ‘plural policing’ provision: Evolving understandings of ‘policing'”. Philip will be talking about developments in policing from ‘the police’, via ‘private security’, to ‘plural policing provision’, and implications for what ‘policing’ involves, under whose auspices it is being undertaken, and how it can and should be democratically governed and held publicly accountable in the future. The lecture will draw on policing research, policy and practice.

Annual Lecture by Chief Constable Andy Cooke, Merseyside Police

Thursday 6th February 2020, 5:30pm Room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. “Do Policing and Politics Make Happy Bedfellows? Or is ‘Operational Independence’, a Fundamental Principle of British Policing, Being Eroded?” Returning to present his second annual lecture at Edge Hill University, Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM will discuss the relationship between politics and policing. Read the full article to book your free place.

Guest Lecture – The Role of the Sentencing Council

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On Monday 9th December 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am in LP 0.25 (Law & Psychology Lecture Theatre), Tim Holroyde a Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of the Sentencing Council will be speaking to our staff and students on the role of the Sentencing Council.

Policing Degree Guest Lecture – Investigating Homicide

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Dr Richard Hough, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of West Florida, and Visiting Fellow in Policing at Edge Hill University

We are now in our fourth year of delivering undergraduate degree programmes in Policing. Where possible we provide our policing students with the best outside speakers so that they hear different perspectives and real world experiences of policing. For this lecture we have Dr Richard Hough who is a Visiting Fellow within the Police Research Unit in the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University. He comes to us from the University of West Florida where he uses his extensive experience in US law enforcement and corrections to inform his teaching and research. He is the co-author of “American Homicide”, now in its second edition.

Police Research Unit Guest Seminar

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Dr Richard Hough, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of West Florida, and Visiting Fellow in Policing at Edge Hill University will present a guest seminar for the Police Research Unit on Monday 4th November 2019 at 3:30pm. The seminar is on the Legitimacy, Accountability, and the Use of Force in American Policing: Lessons Learned? In years past the use of force was not necessarily as visible to the public, or simply not completely understood as used as often as appearances on social media might suggest. What are the facts? Join Dr. Richard Hough, a practitioner, trainer, scholar, and consultant for forty years in the use of force in American policing.

Law, Criminology, Policing & Politics – Staff, Students & Graduates Summer Dinner

Friday, 3rd May 2019 from 19.00 until 00.00 in Sages, Edge Hill University – £22 (Price includes VAT).

Join us for a fantastic evening of food, wine and music in Sages, Edge Hill University. This will be our last opportunity to get together before the end of the academic year to celebrate all that we have achieved this year, and also hand over to our new society committees!

Lecture on Gangs and Guns by Brian McNeil QPM

Brian McNeil QPM, (ex-Detective Chief Superintendent, Merseyside Police Head of Crime) will be attending the university to give a lecture on gangs and guns. The session will discuss the historical build-up of gangs prior to the tragic murder of Rhys Jones in Liverpool and how the force tackles gangs today.