‘Police Culture: Social Problem or Sociological Problem?’
You are warmly invited to the last Centre for Criminal Justice Studies Public Seminar of 2013, delivered by Dr Tom Cockcroft, Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Abstract: ‘Cop Culture’ (as evidenced by police values, actions and narratives) has been scrutinized by academics and police leaders for decades, although for very different reasons and with very different sets of guiding assumptions. This presentation will provide an overview of cultural explanations of the police world before exploring the apparent schism that exists between ‘police culture’ in the eyes of those who seek to understand it and those who seek to control its impact.
Speaker biography: Dr Tom Cockcroft, Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, has extensive research and knowledge exchange experience in policing and criminal justice and has written reports for the Home Office, European Commission, UK police constabularies and community safety units. Recent publications have addressed managerialism and its impact on police culture, the criminological value of police oral histories, late modernity and fear of crime, and the conceptual challenges of police culture. He is the author of ‘Police Culture: Themes and Concepts’ (2012, Routledge).
Liberty Building, Room G.28
The School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds
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