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21 October - 17 November
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Everyday Images of Visible Policing: a documentary film and Q&A

What’s on offer?

Police and policing are present in our everyday lives through physical buildings, vehicles, flags, uniforms, toys, badges and on social media. This innovative and engaging documentary reflects on the impact these forms of ‘visible policing’ have on our perceptions of the police, crime, law and order. Do they enhance public reassurance or provide further reminders of state surveillance? Do we want to have more policing, or less? How are public and police perceptions affected by these routine images embedded in the everyday practices of our lives?

These and other questions are explored in the film, and through a Q&A session that follows on with two of the academics who produced it.

What’s it about?

You will have an opportunity to think differently about current debates and controversies surrounding policing.

Who’s leading the event?

Michael Rowe and Liam Ralph, Northumbria University

Open to


Of particular interest to

Citizens and students of law, politics, criminology, urban and cultural studies. Police historians, those interested in local governments, technology and social media. Fans of brutalist architecture and innovative documentary film-making.

Event booking deadline