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Is it possible to hold undercover policing to account?

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies logoAt this event organised by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies we will discuss a new draft publication into the undercover policing of political protest groups and social movements. The publication focuses on the views of those who have been subject to this practice.

 

We will also discuss whether it is possible to hold undercover policing to account.

About this event

The Pitchford Inquiry aims to investigate and report on undercover police operations in political groups and social movements in England and Wales since 1968. Almost two years on from the launch of a planned three year inquiry, it has become entangled and delayed by legal argument. It is now estimated the Inquiry won’t hold its first public hearing until 2019.

At this event, we will discuss a new draft publication by the Centre into the undercover policing of political protest groups and social movements. The publication focuses on the views of some of those who have been subject to this practice.

There will also be presentations on:

  • The reviews and inquiries that have taken place into undercover policing revelations, their findings, recommendations and implementation to date.
    Dr Raphael Schlembach, University of Brighton
  • Current practice regarding undercover policing and an overview of current accountability and scrutiny practices.
    Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou, Universty of Warwick
  • Given the vital role of civil society organisations have been shown to have in holding undercover policing to account, how can these capacities be strengthened and protected in future?  
    Dr James Mehigan, Open University

 

Event fee

We are asking for a minimum £2.50 donation on booking. But all are welcome to attend, regardless of income.

If you would like to attend but do not feel able to offer a donation, please email info@crimeandjustice.org.uk. We will do our best to accommodate you.

There will be a buffet lunch.

Registration

For more information and to register, see the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies’ event page.

Details

Date:
July 4
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=152

Organiser

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Phone:
02078406110
Email:
info@crimeandjustice.org.uk
Website:
https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/

Venue

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
2 Langley Lane
London, SW8 1GB
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