February 27, 2018
On March 16th 2018, renowned expert on policing, Professor Alex Vitale will be visiting the University of South Wales to discuss his new book 'The End of Policing’, on the topic of police reform and abolition.
Repressive policing practices, highlighted by the 'Black Lives Matter’ movement, are not only confined to America: Britain has a long history of aggressively policing union strikes, lawful protests and marginalised groups, at odds with our stereotypical view of the friendly 'British Bobby on the Beat’. Debates on the problems of policing focus on improving accountability, diversity, training and community relations, and demanding more police numbers.
Prof. Alex Vitale argues that the problem with policing lies elsewhere.
Policing has become a tool for social control, at odds with community empowerment or social justice, aggravating the very problems it is trying to solve. For true transformation, the core of modern policing needs to be addressed, such as the embedded militarisation of law enforcement, and 'broken windows’ practices.
Join us to hear Prof. Vitale discuss his book 'The End of Policing’, with an opportunity for questions.
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Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.