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The University of Southampton
Institute of Criminal Justice Research

The Policing of Ethics: Towards an Ethical Police Service Event

09:30 - 16:00
19 June 2014
Bath Spa University Corsham Court Campus Corsham Wiltshire SN13 0NZ

For more information regarding this event, please email Helena MacLellan at .

Event details

Forthcoming conference - SPACES REMAINING

Ethics and ethical behaviour is an integral part of policing, yet compared to other professions, police ethics are significantly underdeveloped.  In 2013, the Committee on Standards in Public Life released a report that stated the public perceive police officers to have the ethical standards in public life along with MPs.  Yet, will the Code of Ethics in itself be enough to transform the police service to a more ethical organisation?  This conference will explore some of the considerations required in adopting a code of ethics in a range of police settings.  It will contribute to understanding how the code is conceptualised and applied in police forces and deliberate learnings for the police service through exploring the relevance and practicality of applied ethics developed within the medical profession.  Key speakers will reflect on issues such as:

  • How the code of ethics is being considered at the national and local level.
  • What do police ethics look like in practice?
  • Interpretations and theoretical models of police ethics.
  • Learnings from the medical profession
  • Can a code of ethics create an ethical culture?


David Prince - Committee on Standards in Public Life

Professor Vassilios Papalois - Chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Ethics Lead - Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Professor Slowther - Professor of Clinical Ethics, Warwick Medical School and Chair of UK Clinical Ethics Network

Dr Mary Schollum - College of Policing

Mr Bob Murrill - Retired Commander MPS (covert policing)

The cost per delegate to attend this conference is £150.00.

To register, please complete the attached registration form and email it to:

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