Thu 4 May 23
A major event on police misconduct in relation to violence against women and girls is being organised by the University of Essex’s Centre for Criminology.
In collaboration with the British Society of Criminology Policing Network, the British Society of Criminology Women, and the Crime and Criminal Justice Network, the one-day event will take place in London on Wednesday 17 May.
Hosted by City University, the conference will highlight how evidence from a series of police reviews and inquiries 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.
The conference will delve into this issue and look at ways forward – through both research and practice – which could address, and improve, this situation.
Dr Kat Hadjimatheou, from the University of Essex, and Chair of the British Society of Criminology Policing Network, said:
“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 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.”