Police: Symbolic and Effective Guardians? | University of Oxford
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Police: Symbolic and Effective Guardians?

What do the public want from a good police force, and how does that affect our approaches to managing policing in the medium term? Professor Bradford discusses his research into public attitudes to the police, and suggests some ways forward. 

Possibilities Seminar 1:

18 October, 2016

7.00-8.30 pm, Ctte Room 21, Upper Committee Corridor, House of Commons. 

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Toby Harris and Ben BradfordLord Harris of Haringey (left) and Ben Bradford

Chair: Lord Harris of Haringey

Former leader of Haringey Council and Chair of the Association of London Government, Lord Harris was the first Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority on which he sat until 2012. He authored the 2015 report into Deaths in Custody and is currently leading a review for the Mayor of London on the capital’s preparedness for a terrorist attack. 

Speaker: Professor Ben Bradford

Professor Bradford is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Oxford’s department of criminology. His research focusses on issues of public trust of the police, and he has worked closely with the London Metropolitan Police, among others on research projects to inform their forward planning.