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Institute of Criminology


During the pandemic, police across the world have had to refocus and reorganise to meet the challenges of supporting compliance with the restrictions. In survey of the impact of COVID, we found that police had themselves socially distanced operations by moving reporting online or to telephone, reduced the use of custody and curtailed face to face interactions. The most heavily affected aspect of policing was community policing. Yet, community policing is a key strategy for sustaining police legitimacy. Drawing on an evidence review for the UNODC, the seminar will explore the potential for community policing to be a crucial strategy for policing globally in the new normal after the COVID pandemic.

Seminar presented by,

Dr Peter Neyroud

Dr Peter Neyroud CBE QPM CCMI

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing and Director of the Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Criminology and Police Management

Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DA

General Editor of Policing, A Journal of Policy and Practice:

Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group:





Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30