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PICP Members can enrol in this Conference at no cost through the Secretariat.  Please email us for further information.


Policing Under Scrutiny: Leadership, Legitimacy and the Role of Evidence

17th August & 27 – 28 October 2021

The Conference will be delivered in a fully online format and will provide the opportunity to reflect on the growing importance of embedding evidence-based policing as part of a wider range of police activity.

Speakers from policing, research and academic institutions across NZ and Australia, and in the UK, Canada and the US are presenting on a range of subjects including family harm, child/adult sexual abuse, police legitimacy, youth, leadership, prevention opportunities, high-risk offenders/groups, and property crime.

Keynote speakers include Professor Larry Sherman from Cambridge University – arguably the pioneer of Evidence based Policing; Law Professor Tom Tyler from Yale; Dr Cynthia Lum – Director of George Mason University’s Evidence-Based Crime Policy; University of Canterbury Director of Criminal Justice Dr Jarrod Gilbert, author of Patched: History of Gangs in New Zealand; Professor Devon Polaschek from University of Waikato; and Dr Peter Neyroud, from the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge .

There is over 25 hours of conference programme content, 27 keynote speakers, over 40 short shot sessions from practitioners and researchers around the world, and all delivered from a studio setting held together by MC Julian Wilcox, and the NZ Police Evidence Based Policing leadership, DCE Mark Evans and EBPC Director Simon Williams. All conference content is available for 6 months to all attendees and conference partners, for review and reflection with your teams and individually – creating a programme of significant professional development value for the 2000 registered participants.

Day 1 – 17th August 2020
On the 17 August, the NZ Government announced that Aotearoa New Zealand would move to Level 4 Lockdown.  Based on that information, the decision was made to move the remaining two days of the Conference to a later date. Feedback from our first day has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly around the calibre of the speakers and topics, and the culture of the online conference experience.
View a short clip done from that first day.

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