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  • Writer's pictureJames Watson

Last few tickets available for SEBP's summer event on procedural justice

The countdown is on! In just three days, the Society of Evidence Based Policing (SEBP) will be hosting its flagship summer event at the prestigious Royal Society in London. With over 175 guests expected to attend, this is shaping up to be a landmark gathering for those passionate about the future of policing. Last few tickets available here!

What's on the agenda?

Get ready for a deep dive into the critical topics of legitimacy and procedural justice. We're thrilled to announce that the 2024 Stockholm Prize in Criminology winners, Professor Tom R. Tyler and Professor Gary LaFree (pictured above), will be joining us all the way from the US to deliver keynote speeches.

But that's not all. A lineup of leading thinkers and practitioners will be sharing their insights and expertise throughout the day. From exploring the role of procedural justice in fighting crime to understanding how to build trust and confidence in the police, this event promises to be a thought-provoking and informative experience.






Registration with tea & coffee


Welcome & introductions

T/CC Alex Murray (SEBP Chair & West Mercia Police)


Opening remarks

Prof. Lawrence Sherman (Metropolitan Police)


The role of procedural justice in fighting crime in London

DAC Ade Adelekan (Metropolitan Police)


Building trust & confidence in the police

Prof. Tom R Tyler (Yale Law School)


Break with tea & coffee


Legitimacy & crime: Observations from the US

Prof. Gary LaFree (University of Maryland)




Can more stop & searches by police cause less knife injury & homicides in London?

Prof. Alexis Piquero (University of Miami)


Building anti-fragile legitimacy in policing

Dr. Justice Tankebe (University of Cambridge)


Tracking procedural justice in processing detainees: Coding evidence from CCTV cameras in three custody suites

Ch. Insp. Kate Firman (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)


Tracking procedural justice in stop & search encounters with White & Black people in Hampshire: Coding of body-worn video

Det. Supt. Ronald Lock (Surrey Police)


Operationalising & measuring legitimacy in stop & search

Supt. Simon Rotherham (Metropolitan Police)


Break with tea & coffee


Comments & discussion on the day's presentations with Kate Firman, Ronald Lock & Simon Rotherham

Dr. Peter Neyroud [Chair] (University of Cambridge)


Closing remarks

T/CC Alex Murray (SEBP Chair & West Mercia Police)


Networking with speakers & attendees

Who should attend?

This event is a must-attend for anyone working in policing, government, or academia who is interested in the latest research and best practices in building trust and legitimacy. Whether you're a seasoned officer, a policymaker, or a researcher, you'll find valuable takeaways to apply to your work.

Don't miss out!

With only three days remaining, now is the time to secure your spot. Remember, SEBP members enjoy a discounted ticket price, so if you haven't already, consider joining our community of evidence-based policing enthusiasts and securing your ticket.

For any questions or further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you all!


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