Crime, Policing and the Community

Locations
Room 104, The Library of Birmingham Centenary Square
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Date(s)
Friday 7th November 2014 (16:00-20:00)
Contact

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
Tel +44 (0)121 414 6658
Email s.bandyopadhyay@bham.ac.uk

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Description

Crime and crime policy are at the heart of policy debate with the citizenry ranking crime policy as one of the top three things they care about in most surveys. Yet, public perception of crime does not often match actual crime figures which consistently show a downward trend while the majority of the public believe crime is going up.

The University of Birmingham has a number of researchers who work on crime reduction and policing. Together with two police officers from the West Midlands police, this ESRC Festival of Social Science event will focus on various aspects of crime and policing.

Issues to be discussed will include:

  • What is the role of the community in policing?
    With Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
  • Panopticon or Pandora’s Box: threats and opportunities of social media for crime
    With Layla Branicki: Panacea
  • Catching Serial Criminals
    With Jessica Woodhams

This free event is open to all but online registration is required