Manchester, M1 5NH United Kingdom
What is the future of the police and policing? Can we respond to and improve policing through greater accountability, increasing the diversity of officers, more training or better community relations? Or perhaps it is the nature of policing itself that is fundamentally flawed?
Professor Alex Vitale joins us to spark a public discussion about the expansion of modern policing and the extent to which it is inconsistent with the values of community empowerment and social justice. Alex is a Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice project, and author of ‘The End of Policing’ (Verso).
Alex will be joined by Dr Waqas Tufail, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University. Waqas’ research examines the policing of marginalised communities and the criminalisation of Muslim minorities.
Also joining the panel will be Dr William Jackson, Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University. Willams’s work focuses on policing, security and protest. He has recently written on the policing of anti-fracking protesters and state violence.
Following the panel presentation, the discussion will be opened up for contributions from other participants and the audience. We hope to have some lively discussion and debate!
Join us at 5pm for refreshments before the panel begins at 5:30pm.