SEBP Winter Conference 2019

Policing 2.0

If you had to design policing from scratch what would you do?

13th and 14th March 2019, London




A conference hosted by the Society for Evidence Based Policing in conjunction with the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL.

Policing is changing. Part of that change is the result of external circumstances and partly the result of internal reflection and a desire to improve the service that we offer to the communities – local, national and global– that rely on us. This conference is for all those who are involved in policing and/or have an interest in shaping the future of the service.


This unique event will look at critical questions such as:

  • What does the evidence base look like for interventions that we routinely use in battling crime?

  • What do we forecast to be the greatest crime challenges in the near future?

  • How should we design policing to be most effective in battling those challenges?

  • How do we continually test and learn?


The conference will bring together leading police practitioners, policy-makers, private sector organisations and researchers to promote interaction, inspiration and innovation. Professor Lawrence Sherman from Cambridge University will open proceedings by laying down the challenges in this critical space, and Chief Constable Sara Thornton will reflect on the obstacles that stand in the way of policing becoming more evidence based.  The programme will include presentations and discussion from practitioners and academics presenting some of the latest evidence in this area, including an analysis of case studies. The objective of the event is to spark discussion and reflection on police practise, collaboration between forces and between police and other stakeholders such as academia, and to ensure that all those who attend leave with a desire to approach their mission in a new and different way.

The event will take place at the prestigious Royal Society. Click here for the address and how to get there.


The Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL is part of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science (JDI) and was established in 2016 following a combined investment of £7m from the Dawes Trust and UCL. The Dawes Centre seeks to identify emerging crime threats, working with front-line law enforcement to deliver pre-emptive interventions for the benefit of society. The JDI are the organisers of the International Crime Science Conference, which saw its twelfth edition in 2018. In 2019 the conference will be represented at the above event.

All tickets cost £85 and can be purchased from the UCL Online Shop.

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