Professor Adam Crawford the first to blog for Security and Justice
A new Security and Justice Blog site was launched on 10 October as part of the Building Sustainable Societies transformation fund initiative.
In the first entry Professor Adam Crawford of the Law School discusses 'The advent of police and crime commissioners (PCCs): The politicisation of crime and policing or the dawn of democratic oversight?' This is the first in a series of three initial posts on contemporary policing issues, concerned with the advent of directly elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs).
The Blog is aimed at helping foster debate about how security and justice contribute to building sustainable societies. The blog, which will include comment pieces and video content, hopes to engage with policy-makers, practitioners and the wider public, and be used by academics across the University to share their research and expertise.
Professor Adam Crawford, director of the Building Sustainable Societies – Security and Justice research group which has launched the initiative, is encouraging academics to use the site as a way of maximising the impact of their research.
“We hope this will be a valuable platform to contribute to the national and international debate. It is an opportunity to share new research findings and opinions from scholars working across the social sciences and other disciplines.”