Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

April 2020


Postponed:Conference - Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing

Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, LL572DG
Thursday 23 April 2020 – Friday 24 April 2020
School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
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Postponed: Conference -  Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing 

We are sorry to announce that this Conference has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause but the University has decided to postpone a number of events and conferences. We are closely monitoring the situation around the pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19), and the welfare of students, staff, visitors and the local community is our absolute priority during this difficult time. 

23 - 24 April 2020

Ethnography has proved to be a crucial methodology for entering and understanding the world of policing. The contemporary ‘pluralised’ policing field comprises a multiplicity of public, private and voluntary organisations, inviting new avenues for ethnographic research and debate. This two-day conference brings together policing scholars and practitioners to discuss and share insights from ethnographic fieldwork undertaken with policing actors and social control professionals across different contexts.

We welcome papers both from researchers – doctoral researchers are especially encouraged to submit papers - who have undertaken ethnographic fieldwork with pluralised forms of policing (e.g. border enforcement officials, civil society groups, private security) and those researching more traditional forms of state policing via an ethnographic approach. We also welcome policing professionals interested in using ethnographic research for evidence based practice.