Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable Lecture

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Date: 16 October 2017
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Time: Registration from 18:15, Lecture 18:45, Drinks and networking 20:00

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The Intervention Initiative and the Centre for Applied Legal Research are hosting this lecture and debate with Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh.

Can we break the cycle of Crime and Punishment?

Crime levels are currently falling, but more and more crime is being committed by the same people. These repeat offenders frequently share common characteristics including mental health issues, substance misuse, previous victimisation and homelessness. As almost half of all adults leaving prison are reconvicted within a year, the same criminals are endlessly recycled through the courts, prison and community sentences, creating new victims of crime and extra costs to society.

Is the system broken and can we move away from this 'break and fix' model? Sue Mountstevens will explore punishing offenders, protecting the public, reducing reoffending and creating more effective collaboration to ensure that all agencies are working together to better address these issues. Andy Marsh will discuss the constabulary's future of crime research and how the use of 'big data' can help to identify patterns in the way criminals behave and to prevent the crime happening in the first place.

This event has been re-scheduled from Monday 11 May 2017.


  • 18:15 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:45 - Lecture and Q&A
  • 20:00 - Drinks and networking reception

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Cost: Free
Contact: Events Team
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84615
E-mail: Events@uwe.ac.uk

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