Leveson Inquiry: Leicester criminologist gives evidence to phone hacking investigation

Posted by pt91 at Apr 04, 2012 04:45 PM |
University of Leicester criminologist Dr Rob Mawby presented his research into the relationship between police and the media to the Leveson Inquiry into media standards.

Earlier this year, research by one of our academics was mentioned in the Leveson Inquiry - and on yesterday it was Dr Rob Mawby's turn to speak at the public inquiry into press ethics following the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Dr Mawby, a senior lecturer in our Department of Criminology, was asked to provide a witness statement and to attend the inquiry after spending 15 years studying the relationships between the press and the police.

In addition to writing a book on the subject of police communications (Policing Images published in 2002 by Willan), Dr Mawby has completed three national surveys of police communications departments, the third of which formed part of his ESRC funded research study, The Police, the Media and their Audiences.

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