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Policing Ethnography: The role of narrative in researching and writing about policing

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Northumbria University

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About the Conference 

The conference will explore the role and status of narrative in policing itself and in ethnographic police research writings.

Much of the literature and policy-based discussion about policing demonstrates that story telling is a central device within police occupational culture and organisational identity. Moreover, fictional and non-fictional representations of police work (both written and visual) shape public and practitioner understandings of policing in ways that tend to prioritise action-oriented law enforcement over other aspects of policing.

Policing Ethnography provides a platform for emerging research broadly related to narrative in policing, including applied work on occupational identity, accounts of police work, the nature of writing police ethnography, and the status of ethnography in wider debates about evidence and ‘what works’.

Conference Conveners

  • Professor Mike Rowe (Northumbria University)
  • Dr Megan O'Neill (Dundee University)
  • Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing)

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Merlijn van Hulst, Tilburg Institute of Governance. Title: “An Ethnography of Narrative in Policing
  • Dr Anna Souhami, University of Edinburgh Law School. Title: ‘‘Here, there is nothing’: understanding narratives of policing in the remote Northern islands of Scotland

Call for Papers

Is now closed - deadline for submission was 31st October 2018. 

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Event Details

Northumbria University
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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