This inter-disciplinary event brings together criminologists and political scientists from the Global South and North to answer what actually works to improve policing not only in the West but also in non-Western contexts.

Western models of policing and criminal justice are facing crises of legitimacy at the same time as violent crime is the main source of violent death in the world. How then can police institutions respond to help provide security whilst remaining democratic and accountable? Our panellists will focus on examining the causes of the main police-related problems, especially in the Global South, and how these problems best be addressed.

Meet the speakers and chair

Rachel Kleinfeld (@RachelKleinfeld) is Senior Fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Lawrence Sherman is the Wolfson Professor of Criminology Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing.

Ziyanda Stuurman (@ZiyandaS) is Policy Manager at the Abdul Latiff Jameel-Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Africa) based at the University of Cape Town.

Liam O’Shea (@drliamoshea) is the David Davies of Llandinam Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations.

More about this event

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Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPoliceReform


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