Event

‘We are all in it together – Crime, Safety and Justice in an increasingly fractured world’

The High Sheriff of Essex, Nicholas Alston CBE DL in conversation with Stephen Kavanagh QPM DL, Executive Director of Policing, Interpol, and Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Ethics in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex.

  • Wed 7 Dec 22

    18:30 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward
    01206 873270

In a short series of conversations, The High Sheriff of Essex, Nicholas Alston CBE DL is exploring current justice issues with leading experts.

At a time when we have never before been so globally connected, but when offenders and their victims can be continents apart; when the gap between the rich and the poor of the world is so great; and in an increasingly unstable world; how do we achieve justice for those who are victims of crime?

‘We are all in it together – Crime, Safety and Justice in an increasingly fractured world’

Nick Alston, the current High Sheriff of Essex, is a former senior civil servant. He was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex from 2012-2016 after which he helped establish the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region at Anglia Ruskin University. Appointed a CBE in 1997 and DL in 2016, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Anglia Ruskin University in 2021.

Stephen Kavanaghis the Executive Director for Policing Services at Interpol, based in Lyon, France. He previously held a number of senior roles in the Metropolitan Police, including Commander Counter Terrorism (SO15), Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing and Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations. Stephen was appointed as Chief Constable of Essex Police in 2013 from where he retired in 2018 after 33 years’ service as a police officer.He was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal (QPM) in 2018 for his distinguished service and contribution to policing in the United Kingdom and also appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county. Stephen was appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Institute of Analytics and Data Science and the Department of Government at the University of Essex in 2018. 

Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou’s research is at the intersection of criminology and ethics. Her work examines developments in technologies and data for policing, domestic abuse, surveillance, criminal records, and human trafficking.Ongoing funded projects include a Home-Office funded study on domestic abuse perpetration and a London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime-funded study of responses to domestic abuse amongst children and young people. Katerina is Chair of the British Society of Criminology's Policing Network and a member of the National Crime Agency’s Independent Advisory Group on Ethics. In 2020 she was appointed as a member of the Metropolitan Police's first Research Ethics Committee (MetREC), and HMRC's first Professional Standards Committee. She has been working with the College of Policing on the revised Code of Ethics for Police in England and Wales. 

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 Please join us for a drinks reception after the event.

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