The UCL Jill Dando Institute for Global City Policing and Canterbury Centre for Policing Research at Canterbury Christ Church University are pleased to announce the next event in our joint seminar series.
In this seminar four leading researchers from the University of Oxford address interconnected issues of guns, violence and policing the United States.
The homicide rate in the US is currently around four times higher than that in the UK, at 5 per 100,000 compared with around 1.2 per 100,000.
‘Gun culture’ is a frequently cited reason for at least some of this difference, and the widespread availability of guns certainly poses particular problems for legislators and police trying to deal with problems of violence.
Yet, US police organisations frequently stand accused of violence themselves, and police behaviour can often exacerbate, rather alleviate, problems faced by the communities they serve.
Details are below – I hope you can make it! With best regards,