CPD EVENT: GENDER BIAS – CCTV AND SURVEILLANCE

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places (£75) on this half-day seminar which examines Gender Bias – CCTV and Surveillance. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police employees.

The seminar will be an interactive session that mixes presentations, practical examples and facilitated round table discussions to challenge the possible (pre) conceptions delegates may have about gender relations and those relevant to policing. It will examine gender theory and give consideration of gender as something different to sex, looking at our personal considerations of gender and how this has impacted upon developments in social, political and economic policy and practice.

The use of CCTV is particularly interesting and important in illustrating the impact of gender theory. Preconceptions towards, and perceptions of, gendered criminality are remotely judged and have very real effects that impact upon resource management i.e. the deployment of personnel and thus crime statistics. Pro-action on the part of CCTV operatives impacts upon both time and financial resources, as well as crime itself.

The presenter, Heather Morgan is currently a Ph.D student in Gender Studies/Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Her academic interests lie in the conceptions and practices of gender and deviances.

For further details and to apply for a place (five available), please see: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/events/Police_College_220211.php

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31ST JANUARY 2011