Police corruption, spying and racism conference: 5 and 6 Feb, 2015

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group held the 'Police corruption, spying and racism' conference at Conway Hall, London. The video footage from many of the sessions are now available to view online via Vimeo and are embedded below.

A summary of the Twitter coverage of Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference is available to view via Storify.

Note: A follow up conference is taking place on 16/17 April 2016 - click here for details

SESSION 1: Setting the context

From Bloody Sunday to Plebgate: What lessons can we learn?

John McDonnell MP, Hayes & Harlington

From Bloody Sunday to Plebgate.

Racism and Policing. A national and international perspective.

Professor Gus John

Racism and Policing.

Justice Matters: Tackling the 'ethnic penalty'.

Rebecca Roberts, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies 

Justice Matters for Young Black Men : Tackling the Ethnic Penalty.

SESSION 2: The anatomy of institutional racism

Racial Profiling: Issues and Lessons. 

Dr Rebekah Delsol, Open Society Justice Initiative

Racial Profiling : Issues and Lessons.

Implicit Racial Bias and Its Implications for Policing. 

Dr Jules Holroyd, University of Nottingham

Implicit Racial Bias and its implications for Policing.

Stop and Search: the Hit & Myth of British Policing? 

Dr Mike Shiner, London School of Economics

Stop and Search : The hit and Myth of British Policing?.

Police, Gangs & Racism. 

Patrick Williams, Manchester Metropolitan University

Police, Gangs and Racism.

SESSION 3: When corporate needs and policing methods collide

How Corrupt is Britain?

Dr David Whyte, Liverpool University

How corrupt is Britain ?.

Cuckooed – A True Story of Betrayal

Mark Thomas, presenter, political satirist and reporter

Cuckooed - A True Story of Betrayal

SESSION 4: Undercover cops exposed

The History of Undercover Policing.

Rob Evans, Guardian Journalist

The History of Undercover Policing.

Peter Francis and Consequences of Undercover Operations.

Rosa Curling, Leigh Day Solicitors

Peter Francis and the Consequences of Undercover Policing.

Police Spies Out of Lives – Challenging Undercover Intimate Relationships.

Helen Steel

Police Spies out of lives - Challenging Undercover Intimate Relationships.

Harriet Wistrich, Birnberg Peirce & Partners Solicitors

Police Spies Out of Lives.

SESSION 5: A history of systemic failures?

From Robert Peel to Spycops: Where Did It All Go Wrong? 

Professor Ben Bowling, Kings College London

From Robert Peel to Spycops :Where did it all go wrong?.

Racism & the Criminal Justice System. 

Courtenay Griffiths QC

Racism and the Criminal Justice System.

The Significance of the New Inquiry. 

Imran Khan, Imran Khan & Partners Solicitors

The Significance of the New Inquiry.

SESSION 6: Spycops and black justice campaigns

Spying on Black & Asian Communities, What We have Learnt Thus Far. 

Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group

Spying on Black and Asian Communities :What we have learnt thus far.

What’s The Worst That Could Happen? 

Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder

What's the Worst That Could Happen.

Why did they spy on us? 

Sukhdev Reel, mother of Ricky Reel

Why did they spy on us?.

Who, What, Why? 

Lee Lawrence, son of Cherry Groce

Who, What, Why?.

A View from the Frontlines. 

Stafford Scott, Tottenham Rights

A view from the frontline.

SESSION 7: Holding the state to account

Operation Trident – A Special Service for the Black Community? 

Lee Jasper, former Mayor of London’s Advisor on Policing

Operation Trident - A Special Service for the Black Community?.

The Northern Ireland experience of public inquiries. 

Paul O’Connor, Director Pat Finucane Centre (Derry)

The Northern Ireland experience of public inquiries.

The Hillsborough Independent Inquiry and its lessons. 

Raju Bhatt, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors

The Hillsborough independent inquiry and its lessons

SESSION 8: Redefining accountability

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

Redefining Accountability