What can science do to improve policing and justice in the UK?

What can science do to improve policing and justice in the UK?

What can science do to improve policing and justice in the UK?

event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 11.30am - 12.30pm BST
event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 11.30am - 12.30pm BST
  • 3 police officers in yellow vests watching the big screen
In-person at Sidgwick | £15
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
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In 2024, UK policing and justice face unique challenges. Despite record-low crime levels, police struggle with demands, and most crimes lack convictions. Budget constraints make resource use crucial. Over 25 years, the scientific method, under "Evidence Based Policing," has gained traction but isn't yet a primary influence. Join Dr Matt Bland as he explores how science could further improve police and justice by the 2030s. 

Speaker

Dr Matt Bland (Wolfson 2012)

Photo of Matt Bland

Dr Matt Bland is an Associate Professor of Evidence Based Policing at Institute of Criminology since 2019. A graduate of MSt and PhD programmes at Cambridge, he was formerly police staff for 16 years. He is Director of National Trial in Domestic Abuse Polygraph Testing and Independent Chair for Policing Funding Formula project at Home Office. www.drmattbland.co.uk 

Reading list

Targeting Domestic Abuse with Police Data (2020) 

Experimental Designs (2021) 

The Crime Analyst’s Companion (editor, 2022) 

Booking information

In-person lectures at the Sidgwick Site as part of Alumni Festival cost £15 per person.

Price: 
£15

Location

Sidgwick Site
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

Contact

Alumni Festival Team
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