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Debates on problems with policing continue to focus on improving accountability, diversity, training and community relations, while upholding the claim that more ‘bobbies on the beat’ controls crime.
But what if the problem with policing is the nature of policing itself?
Prof. Alex Vitale argues that the police are a tool for social control, rather than crime control. The police overwhelmingly focus on the poor, the vulnerable, and the marginalised. Through the embedded militarisation of law enforcement, and ‘broken windows’ practices, these groups are criminalised.
It is the core of modern policing that is wholly unsuited to many of the problems they deal with.
Join us to hear Prof. Vitale discuss his book 'The End of Policing', with an opportunity for questions.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.