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Professor Peter Manning. Democratic policing in a changing world

Date of event: November 8, 2011

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Event Briefing

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the University of Edinburgh Law School had pleasure in welcoming Professor Peter Manning, a renowned expert in policing research, who is currently researching the transformation of policing in Ireland since the Patten Report.

Peter K. Manning holds the Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He has taught at Michigan State, MIT, Oxford, and the University of Michigan, and was a Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, Balliol and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, the American Bar Foundation, the Rockefeller Villa (Bellagio), and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford. Listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World, he has been awarded many contracts and grants, the Bruce W. Smith and the O.W. Wilson Awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Michigan Sociological Association. The author and editor of some 20 books, including Privatization of Policing: Two Views (with Brian Forst) (Georgetown University Press, 2000), his research interests includes the rationalizing and interplay of private and public policing, democratic policing, crime mapping and crime analysis, uses of information technology, and qualitative methods. Notable books, of particular relevance to this audience, are: Policing Contingencies (2003), Policing A view from the Street (1978) and Police Work: The Social organisation of policing (1997).

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Chair: Professor Richard Sparks, Professor of Criminology, University of Edinburgh

Introduction to Professor Peter Manning by Professor Richard Sparks [3 minutes, 2.5 Mb]

Address by Professor Manning [50 minutes, 45.9 Mb]

Q & A Session [32 minutes, 29.6 Mb]

For further details, please contact the Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (

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