'The Impact of Policing on Faith Communities'

Series Name Criminology
Speaker Laura Knight
Type Lectures & Talks
When 21 May 2014, 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Venue Seminar Room 5, Salisbury Road
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Mark Connor mec19@le.ac.uk

Laura Knight, PhD student and Research Officer at Northamptonshire Police, will give this seminar for the Department of Criminology on 21 May, 1pm - 2pm in Seminar Room 5, Salisbury Road.

Communication and engagement are central to gaining, and maintaining, trust and confidence in the police, through building relations with communities, particularly those that are often considered ‘seldom heard’ and ‘hidden’ communities. Faith plays an important role in many communities and currently presents a gap in the avenues used by the police to access, generate dialogue and engage with the public. This is particularly important in the post-9/11, post-7/7 political and social climate. Limited understanding of the impact of this context on police engagement with faith communities presents risk in terms of equality, diversity, community cohesion, citizenship and the protection of human rights. Laura’s research in this area therefore aims to develop understanding of the relationship between faith and policing, and how to effectively, and ethically, police faith communities.

More information about this event...