School of Law

The Democratic Governance of Policing: The Role and Implications of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners

17 January 2013 | 9.30am to 4.30pm | Conference
The Liberty Building, School of Law, 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.

Conference Presentations

Workshop Presentations

Booking and Registration

The delegate rate for attending the conference is £90. There is a discounted rate of £50 for (up to 60) members of the British Society of Criminology. There is also a small number of free places for Postgraduate Research Students who are members of the BSC.

Delegates are also required to register for the conference.  Please note - when completing the conference registration form you are required to choose (on a priority basis) which one of the four breakout sessions, scheduled for the afternoon, you wish to attend.

Location Details

Moot Court Room (LT 1.28)
School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

The Liberty Building is no 16 on the campus map.

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