This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Democratic Governance of Policing (17/1/13)

I heard about this conference just before Christmas up in Leeds. I have just signed up for it. It promises to be a most useful debate at this juncture about the "The Role and Implications of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners". Many fascinating speakers and chairs, and no doubt a set of participants who may ask the odd useful question....

So do come along if you can... the more the merrier, I feel. Here are the details:
The Democratic Governance of Policing:The Role and Implications of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners
A National Conference – 17 January 2013
Business School, University of Leeds
Sponsored by the British Society of Criminology, Policing Network and the Security and Justice Group of the ‘Building Sustainable Societies’ Initiative of the University of Leeds
The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies is hosting this one day conference to explore policy, practice and research issues concerning the future governance of policing in the light of the arrival of the first tranche of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales.
The introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) represents the most significant reform of police governance in over 50 years.  This timely conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on and consider the role and implications of PCCs within the constitutional framework of police and crime governance.
The conference will bring together key national and international speakers from a variety of organisations as well as academic researchers, elected officials, policy-makers and practitioners to contribute to debates concerning this important police reform and its ramifications for the future of policing.
All the information including registration details etc. can be found at this link here.

See you then!

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