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University to Host BSC Midlands Regional Network Event

University of Derby. Kedleston road front elevation "I'm thrilled to be speaking about my ongoing research and to have the chance to hear from Roger Baker and Dr. Mawby." Nick Howe, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Derby

Date posted: 12 November 2014

Policing in the 21st Century is the topic of discussion this November (26) at a public lecture held by the University of Derby. The University's Department of Criminology (used to be under LHSS) will host The British Society of Criminology (BSC) Midlands Regional Network event: Policing in the 21st Century. The lecture will take place at the University's Kedleston Road Site in Derby.

Speakers include Nick Howe, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Derby, Roger Baker, Visiting Professor of Policing at the University of Derby and former HMI, and Dr Rob Mawby, Reader in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester.

Nick Howe spent thirty years with the Staffordshire Police as Chief Superintendent. He served as Police Commander for the Basic Command Unit and was actively involved in local police partnerships. Nick will discuss his ongoing doctorial research into policing partnerships and their legitimacy. The presentation will explore how politics impact upon current partnership practice.

Roger Baker joined the Derbyshire Constabulary in 1977, progressing through the ranks from uniform and CID roles to Chief Superintendent. He recently published the report 'Core Business: An inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time'. In his lecture Roger will explain his research findings and how police forces in England and Wales use their resources in the areas of preventive policing, crime attendance and investigation, and managing offenders.

Rob Mawby has been a Criminal Justice Researcher for twenty years and has published widely on police communications. During the evening, he will address the recent police scandals which have featured in the development and operation of public policing in England and Wales. His presentation will explore how criminal justice organisations should manage scandals.

Dr. Philip Hodgson, Head of Criminology at the University of Derby and Vice Chair of BSC, said: "The BSC Regional event is the second in the recently re-launched British Society of Criminology Midlands Region Group. The lecture is part of a series of seminars being run by the BSC Midlands Regional Network across universities throughout the region to offer a platform for academics and practitioners to share their research, and engage in a variety of talks about crime, criminal justice and social exclusion."

Nick Howe added: "I'm absolutely delighted that the University of Derby is hosting this networking event on behalf of BSC. I'm thrilled to be speaking about my ongoing research and to have the chance to hear from Roger Baker and Dr. Mawby. Roger's experience and scrutiny of the British Police will be fascinating to hear. Dr. Mawby is a well-respected academic and I look forward to hearing his review of policing in the media."

For further press information please contact Kirsty Reynolds, University of Derby Press and PR Assistant on 01332 591187 or email K.Reynolds1@derby.ac.uk.