An independent briefing document prepared to guide and inform discussions at our 40th annual Police Conference conference, Legitimacy & Confidence in Policing, taking place in June 2022.

The briefing was written by Kathryn Farrow, our freelance Research Associate for this project, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford.

It provides an overview of current research and thinking around the relationship between the police and society.

Digital copies

You can read the briefing document on-screen here, or download a copy in PDF below.


You can find out more about Kathryn's work here, and find out more about the Legitimacy & Confidence in Policing conference here.

We are tweeting about this work at #clPolice

Later in 2022, we will be publishing a two-part report with key findings and recommendations from the conference, including an updated version of this briefing document as Part I.

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7 June, 2022