How should politicians manage police? They need to ensure that officers act in the public interest, but politicians must also avoid the temptation of using police in a partisan manner. This problem is one that every modern democracy must confront.
Drawing on first-hand experience from six democracies, international police expert David H Bayley will describe how frequently disagreements arise between politicians and police commanders, what issues are involved, and how they are resolved.
Copies of his book Governing the Police: Experience in Six Democracies will be available for purchase at the seminar.
Chair: Sean Tait, Director, African Police Civilian Oversight Forum
- David H Bayley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
- Dr Andrew Faull, Senior Researcher, Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town
- Gareth Newham, Head, Governance, Crime and Justice Division, ISS