Chair: Professor Stephen Farrall (University of Derby)
Speakers: Professor Jon Bannister (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Professor Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh)
Discussants: Kirsty-Louise Campbell (Police Scotland) and Peter Langmead-Jones (Greater Manchester Police)
In recent years, policing has faced major resource constraint and budget cuts. Capability and capacity have been stretched as the demands being placed upon the police have changed and grown. This webinar will explore aspects of inequality in policing response to crime and vulnerability, and, how these are connected or differ across people and place. It will consider the potential for reshaping policing resources to enhance the capability and capacity of officers to meet emergent challenges, and develop strategic and operational approaches to tackling or reducing inequalities. The seminar will include the following topics:
- Policing domestic abuse
- Policing the Night-Time-Economy
- Inequality in the response to calls-for-service
- The impact of changing police culture on stop and search across neighbourhoods
- Raising public confidence in policing
This is the second of two interrelated webinars which explores the interplay between inequality, crime and policing and how this may differ in the COVID-19 recovery period. The webinars present recent findings from the UI research teams based on novel datasets obtained from Police Scotland and the Greater Manchester Police Service.
Find out more about the first crime inequality webinar:
Changing inequality in exposure to crime | Webinars and Events
Both webinars draw on research developed by the following members of the UI team: Professor Jon Bannister, Dr Monsuru Adepeju and Dr Kitty Lymperopoulou at Manchester Metropolitan University; and Professor Susan McVie, Dr Babak Jahanshahi, Dr Ben Matthews and Dr Kath Murray at the University of Edinburgh.