Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2020


Bangor University, North Wales, LL57 2DG United Kingdom

Postponed: Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing, 23-24 April 2020

I am sorry to inform you that the Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing Conference has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause but the University has decided to postpone a number of events and conferences. Bangor University is closely monitoring the situation around the pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19), and the welfare of students, staff, visitors and the local community is our absolute priority during this difficult time. We will continue to keep in touch with you regarding rearranging this conference in the near future.

Ethnography has proved to be a crucial methodology for entering and understanding the world of policing. The contemporary ‘pluralised’ policing field comprises a multiplicity of public, private and voluntary organisations, inviting new avenues for ethnographic research and debate. This two-day conference brings together policing scholars and practitioners to discuss and share insights from ethnographic fieldwork undertaken with policing actors and social control professionals across different contexts.

We welcome papers both from researchers – doctoral researchers are especially encouraged to submit papers - who have undertaken ethnographic fieldwork with pluralised forms of policing (e.g. border enforcement officials, civil society groups, private security) and those researching more traditional forms of state policing via an ethnographic approach. We also welcome policing professionals interested in using ethnographic research for evidence based practice.

Call for Papers

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 6th March 2020. Please submit your abstract here