A recording of the second live webinar in a series of three discussions we are hosting in the lead-up to the 2021 Cumberland Lodge Police Conference, ‘Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation’, in June 2021. This webinar took place on 10 February 2021, at 11am.

The discussion takes the format of a conversation between Jonathan Powell, CEO of Inter Mediate and former Chief Negotiator on Northern Ireland, and Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson QPM from Lincolnshire Constabulary. 

It explores different approaches to examining past harms and promoting lasting and meaningful community reconciliation - including public inquiries, criminal charges, transitional justice, and truth and reconciliation commissions. The example of Northern Ireland is examined, including lessons that can be learnt about the role of police organisations in rebuilding trust in justice and the state.


Towards Justice project

Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation is a nine-month project exploring criminal justice approaches to addressing historical wrongs in the UK; in particular, the role of the police in promoting successful and enduring reconciliation and supporting the pursuit of wider social justice.

Key themes and ideas from these webinars and our summer conference will be presented in a summary report, later this year, with recommendations for policymakers and policing and criminal justice practitioners.

Webinar briefing

We have published a short, independent briefing to inform discussions at this webinar, written by our freelance Research Associate, Professor Martina Feilzer. You can download a copy from the bottom of this webpage or read it on-screen here.

Audio recording

You can listen to an audio-only recording of this webinar here, and it can be found on all major podcasting platforms including SoundCloud and Spotify.

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10 February, 2021