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
The implications of social media for policing: panacea, panopticon or Pandora’s box?
With Layla Branicki
Catching Serial Criminals
With Jessica Woodhams
This free event is open to all but online registration is required