Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Histories of Policing, Regulation and Security

A two day conference, 8th - 9th July 2015

Moot Court Room, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

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This event unites criminologists with criminal justice historians to explore policing, regulation and security in historical perspective. Moving beyond previous attempts to open a generic ‘History and Criminology’ dialogue, this workshop provides a more focused forum for exploring certain topics – policing, regulation and security, each broadly defined – as the product of long-term developments, structures and processes. It challenges criminologists to take seriously the legacy of the past, and presses historians to engage substantively with causal explanations over long periods. Furthermore, the event invites participants to reflect on how the contemporary order can be explained in light of its historical development, and what the future ramifications of such developmental processes are likely to be.

The event takes the form of a two-day workshop, allowing considerable time for questions, reflection and group discussion. It will consist of six panel sessions, two thematic roundtable discussions, and a plenary lecture to be delivered by Markus Dubber (University of Toronto). The main timings are as follows:

Wednesday 8 July: 10.30am-6.00pm

Thursday 9 July: 9.00am-4.30pm

Lunches and refreshments are provided for attendees free of charge, yet spaces are strictly limited, so prior registration is essential. Furthermore, as this is a small-scale workshop, we ask that any attendees are present for at least one full day of the event, so as to encourage continuity of collective discussion and reflection.

Wednesday 8 July 2015       

10.30-11.00
Registration

11.00-11.15
Welcome

11.15-12.45

Panel 1: Approaching ‘Historical Criminology’

What is the Value of Historical Criminology? A Historical Discussion of Alcohol as a Social Problem
Henry Yeomans (University of Leeds)

Policing the Past/Policing the Present: Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework
Paul Lawrence (The Open University)

12.45-1.30
Lunch

1.30-3.00

Panel 2: Long-term Models and Perspectives

Police and Community in Scotland: the use of historical models
Louise A. Jackson (University of Edinburgh)

Historical Perspectives on Financial Crime and Financial Security: Reflections on the Importance of a 'Historical Criminology' Agenda
Sarah Wilson (University of York)

3.00-4.00
Roundtable: ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’: Situating the Present

4.00-4.30
Break

4.30-6.00

Plenary Lecture - Police History: The Critical Analysis of Police and Law as Modes of Governance

Markus Dubber (University of Toronto)

Thursday 9 July 2015

9.00-10.30

Panel 3: The Antecedents of Security

Policing Liberal Society: Risk, Insecurity, Prevention
Francis Dodsworth (Kingston University)

The Role of the Blacklist in International Society: Police response to trafficking in the Interwar Period
Paul Knepper (University of Sheffield)

10.30-11.00
Break

11.00-12.30

Panel 4: Cities, Crowds and Order

Thinking Forward through the Past: Prospecting for Urban Order in (Victorian) Public Parks
David Churchill and Adam Crawford (University of Leeds)

A Picture of the Pathology of the Crowd: Exploring Ideology and Politics in the History of Crowd Psychology
Clifford Stott (University of Leeds)

12.30-1.30
Lunch

1.30-3.00

Panel 5: Historical Processes and Structures in Police Organisation

The Information Structures of British Policing, 1765-2015
Chris A. Williams (The Open University)

Historical Patterns and the ‘Pull of Police Professionalism’: the Case of the Police Community Support Officer
Stuart Lister (University of Leeds)

3.00-4.30
Roundtable: Ways Forward for Historical Criminology

4.30
Depart

What is the Value of Historical Criminology? A Historical Discussion of Alcohol as a Social Problem - Henry Yeomans (University of Leeds)

Policing the Past/Policing the Present: Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework - Paul Lawrence (The Open University)

Police and Community in Scotland: the use of historical models - Louise A. Jackson (University of Edinburgh)

Historical Perspectives on Financial Crime and Financial Security: Reflections on the Importance of a 'Historical Criminology' Agenda - Sarah Wilson (University of York)

Thinking Forward through the Past: Prospecting for Urban Order in (Victorian) Public Parks- David Churchill and Adam Crawford (University of Leeds)

The Information Structures of British Policing, 1765-2015 - Chris A. Williams (The Open University)

Historical Patterns and the ‘Pull of Police Professionalism’: the Case of the Police Community Support Officer - Stuart Lister (University of Leeds)

A Picture of the Pathology of the Crowd: Exploring Ideology and Politics in the History of Crowd Psychology - Clifford Stott (University of Leeds)

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