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 by Professor Phil Scraton

Wednesday 6th November, 2:30 pm – 4:00pm, H2 Lecture Theatre, “Regarding the ‘Pain of Others’: Fractured Lives, Dissenting Voices, Recovering Truth”. Drawing on his published in-depth research Phil Scraton explores the profound challenges involved in bearing witness to the ‘pain of others’, foregrounding their social, political and economic rights in the processes of investigation and inquiry. Recounting personal testimonies ‘from below’, revealing institutionalised deceit and pursuing ‘truth recovery’, this talk argues that dissenting voices are the foundation of hope, resistance and transformation. Further, they challenge the assumption that ‘well-being’ is reducible to personal responsibility.

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.