Understanding and Policing Gangs

On Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 6.30pm, we launch our Understanding and Policing Gangs report at New Scotland Yard, London.

This Cumberland Lodge Report explores the attraction of gangs in order to understand and police them more effectively. It draws on the wisdom and experience of a multi-agency delegation of police officers, academics, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and practitioners, who attended a three-day conference at Cumberland Lodge in June 2019. This was the 38th annual Police conference to take place at Cumberland Lodge.

The key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research and our roundtable conference were later reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened with conference representatives and further specialists, in October 2019.

The report's author is Cumberland Lodge freelance Research Associate Dr Robert McLean.

Launch event

The launch will begin with short introductions from invited specialists, to highlight its key themes and recommendations. This will be followed by a drinks and canapé reception for all guests.

Our speakers are:

  • Dr Simon Harding (Professor of Criminology, University of West London)

  • Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney QPM (Hampshire Constabulary)

  • Noel Williams (Criminal Justice Policy Consultant and Advisory Board Member at Peer Power)


There are a limited number of places available for this event. If you are interested in attending, please follow the 'Make Enquiry' button on this page or email egow@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk stating why you are interested in attending.

We hope to publish our panellists’ presentations on the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website shortly after the launch.

The full report will be also be published on the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website, in downloadable pdf and e-book formats. We encourage you to read the report and share it widely to maximise the positive impact of this work to promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

This project is part of our 2018-19 Identities & Belonging series.

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Dates and times

From: 28 Jan 2020 - 6:30pm
To: 28 Jan 2020 - 8:30pm
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