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Research and practice to be explored at Police Misconduct and Violence Against Women and Girls Conference

Police Misconduct and Violence Against Women and Girls: Exploring Research and Practice Conference will be held on Wednesday, 17th May 2023, 10:00 – 17:00 at Tait Building, City University in London.

The 1-day conference will be 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.

The announcement for the conference stated: “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, according to the organisers of the conference.

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, supported by Policing Insight as media partner, 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.

The conference will consist of three sessions, including the view from policing, policy and campaigning, and academic perspectives.

Samuel Payne, of Gwent Police and Sarah-Jayne Bray, of NPCC and Thames Valley Police will be speaking from the perspective of policing.

Rick Muir, of Police Foundation and Harriet Wistrich, of Centre for Women’s Justice will share their thoughts on policy and campaigning.

Academic perspectives will see Prof Louise Westmarland and Dr Fay Sweeting as panellists.

You can book your place here.

(Source: Policing Insight)

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