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Corruption, Spying, Racism and Accountability:

UK Policing in the 21st Century

Held on the 7th and 8th February 2015 at Conway Hall, London

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, The Monitoring Group and Imran Khan and Partners held the ‘Police corruption, spying and racism’ conference at Conway Hall, London.

You can view each of the 25 sessions held over the two days in the film footage below.


Session 1.  From Bloody Sunday to Plebgate: What lessons can we learn? with John McDonnell MP, Hayes & Harlington

Session 2.  Racism & Policing – A National & International Perspective with Gus John

Session 3.   Justice Matters for Young Black Men: Tackling the Ethnic Penalty with Rebecca Roberts, Centre for Crime & Justice Studies

Session 4.  Racial Profiling: Issues and Lessons with Dr Rebekah Delsol, Open Society Justice Initiative

Session 5.   Implicit Racial Bias and Its Implications for Policing with Dr Jules Holroyd, University of Nottingham 

Session 6.   Stop and Search: the Hit & Myth of British Policing? with Dr Mike Shiner, London School of Economics

Session 7.   Police, Gangs & Racism with Patrick Williams, Manchester Met University

Session 8.   How Corrupt is Britain?  with Dr David Whyte, Liverpool University

Session 9.   Cuckooed – A True Story of Betrayal with Mark Thomas, presenter, political satirist and reporter

Session 10.   The History of Undercover Policing with Rob Evans, Guardian Journalist

Session 11.   Peter Francis and Consequences of Undercover Operations with Rosa Curling, Leigh Day Solicitors

Session 12.  Police Spies Out of Lives with Helen Steel

Session 13.  Challenging Undercover Intimate Relationships with Harriet Wistrich, Birnberg Peirce & Partners Solicitors

Session 14.  From Robert Peel to Spycops: Where Did It All Go Wrong ? with Professor Ben Bowling, Kings College London

Session 15.  Racism & the Criminal Justice System with Courtenay Griffiths QC

Session 16.  The Significance of the New Inquiry with Imran Khan, Imran Khan & Partners Solicitors

Session 17.  Spying on Black & Asian Communities, What We have Learnt Thus Far with Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group

Session 18.  What’s The Worst That Could Happen? with Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder

Session 19.  Why did they spy on us? with Sukhdev Reel, mother of Ricky Reel

Session 20. Who, What, Why ? with Lee Lawrence, son of Cherry Groce

Session 21.  A View from the Frontline with Stafford Scott, Tottenham Rights

Session 22.  Operation Trident – A Special Service for the Black Community? with Lee Jasper, former Mayor of London’s Advisor on Policing

Session 23.  The Northern Ireland experience of public inquiries with Paul O’Connor, Director Pat Finucane Centre (Derry)

Session 24.  The Hillsborough Independent Inquiry and its lessons with Raju Bhatt, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors

Session 25.  Question Time format with Baroness Jenny Jones, Lee Jasper, Imran Khan, Stuart Lawrence, Paul O’Connor, Raju Bhatt, Harriet Wistrich


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