Policing in the 21st Century: How do we get serious about crime and harm prevention?

28th January 2022

Policing in the 21st Century: How do we get serious about crime and harm prevention?

Seminar Three: ‘How do we get serious about crime and harm prevention?’

11am-12.30pm 28th January 2022 (ONLINE)

Held in partnership with

CGI Scotland and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research

The environment in which the police operate has changed radically in recent decades. The police remit has widened and their task has become more complex, having to respond to the emergence of internet crime, the increased reporting of crimes, such as sexual and domestic abuse, that take place in the private sphere and the rise of more complex social problems that demand a 24/7 policing response but which cannot be tackled by the police alone.

The Police Foundation, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and CGI Scotland are holding a series of seminars to discuss these 21st century challenges and the kind of police service that we require to meet them. These seminars are intended to inform the work of the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, a far-reaching independent review of policing south of the border chaired by Sir Michael Barber and hosted by the Police Foundation, which is due to be published in March 2022. The aim of these six seminars is both to provide a Scottish perspective to feed into the work of the Review prior to its conclusion and then later to share and discuss the relevance of its findings with policing stakeholders in Scotland.

We are delighted to invite you to the third seminar, which will discuss ‘How do we get serious about crime and harm prevention?’. This event will take place on Friday 28th January from 11am to 12.30pm via Microsoft Teams.

This seminar will examine findings and recommendations from the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales surrounding crime prevention and their relevance in Scotland. The Review recommends the design of a new public safety system to ensure all sectors of society play their part in crime prevention. This work would be anchored around a new Crime Prevention Agency and would be backed up by a new duty on business to prevent crime.

Our speakers include Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie, the executive lead for Partnerships, Prevention and Community Wellbeing for Police Scotland and Professor James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at Edinburgh University.


To RSVP please contact Ruth Halkon at ruth.halkon@police-foundation.org.uk