International Crime and Policing Conference Evening Reception

Reform hosted an evening reception, in conjunction with the Home Office, after the first day of the International Crime and Policing Conference 2016. Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, opened the event before a debate on the motion, ‘This house believes that technology will generate more crime than it will solve’, took place to consider the role technology is currently playing in enabling crime, as well as its potential as a crime-fighting tool and how this may change in the future.

Mark Sedwill

Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

Speaking for the debate motion were Chief Constable Sara Thornton CBE QPM, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Association and Dr Barak Ariel, Lecturer in Experimental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

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Chief Constable Sara Thornton

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Dr Barak Ariel

Speaking against the motion were Gregory Suhr, Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department and Daniel Cuthbert, Chief Operating Officer at SensePost. After contributing remarks from the audience, a vote was taken and the motion was defeated.

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Gregory Suhr

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Daniel Cuthbert

The event was held in partnership with KBR and O2 (a Telefónica company).


020 7799 6699

22 March 2016
18.00 - 20.00