Policing, Accountability and Democracy

DIT is hosting a seminar on policing, this Thursday, with keynote speaker Kevin Stenson, and discussant, Vicky Conway. Please see below for details of event and how to register.

Irish policing has endured a decade of turmoil ranging from the Donegal scenario leading to the Morris Tribunal to the resurgence of the fear of crime in the countryside sparked by the closure of rural police stations.  These events have created a challenging environment for public trust and confidence in the police and have exposed issues of democratic accountability. The seminar will address these issues drawing upon an account of the dilemmas in accountability based upon the experience of England and Wales together with reflections on the challenges in the evolving policy, legislative and institutional framework in Ireland.

Details: 5-7pm, Thursday 21 January, Room D005, DIT Grangegorman. To attend the event register here.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Kevin Stenson (Mannheim Centre of Criminology, London School of Economics)


Dr Vicky Conway (School of Law and Government, Dublin City University & member of the Policing Authority)

Convener and Chair:

Dr Matt Bowden (School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences, DIT)




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