Policy Transfer in Policing:Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
4th December 2012
The conference was the third in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. The network is intended to provide a unique forum for researchers to engage with police and criminal justice practitioners, with the aim of sharing and enhancing mutual knowledge and research agendas and providing an opportunity for contemporary Scottish crime and policing issues to be considered from an international historical perspective.
The theme of this conference was policy transfer, including cross-border collaboration and emulation in approaches to crime-fighting and policing. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the main sources of inspiration in Scotland for policing models and strategies came from England. However strategies for crime-fighting and policing inevitably were always a variation on the original scheme, adapted to the Scottish institutional framework as well as to local social and geographical conditions. The conference will focus on the ways in which crime-fighting and policing models were borrowed, adapted and transformed, often into something very different from the original in order to fit local structures, conditions and needs. It will focus in particular on the second half of the twentieth century when policies and strategies developed for societies like Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands were applied in Scotland (and might be applied in future).
Powerpoints and Podcasts from this event are shown below.
For the Project Website, please see: http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/scottishpolicinghistory/
- Welcome and Opening Comments Professor Nick Fyfe, Director, SIPR
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Session 1 Chair: Dr Anja Johansen
- Panel discussion
Podcast [45 minutes, 20.7 Mb]
Session 2 Chair: Dr Murray Frame
- Liam O'Shea (University of St Andrews): Apolitical, ahistorical, and overly technical - why does international police aid frequently fail to improve police performance in developing countries? In which contexts can it?
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- [25minutes, 11.4 Mb]
- Panel discussion
- [36 minutes, 16.6 Mb]
For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (firstname.lastname@example.org)