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Dr Mike Rowe

Lecturer in Public Sector Management Work, Organisation and Management

    Research

    Police Discretion: an ethnographic study

    My main research interest at present is in policing. With colleagues, I am conducting a long-term ethnographic study of the use of discretion by front line officers. This arose out of on-going concerns about the use of stop and search powers but embraces all aspects of discretion. We have been observing officers in three police forces over the past five years and are now beginning to publish work on the craft of policing, police culture, the use of body-worn cameras, discretion in decisions to arrest and other topics. For further information: www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/research/projects/PERC/. The work has also led to the establishment of a European Research Network, funded by EU COST, on Police Stops, of which I am the Vice Chair. Further information will be available at: https://www.polstops.eu/.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Every ticket is a story: Piloting a “whole story” approach to understanding ethnic disproportionality in FPNs issued for breaching coronavirus restrictions

    N8 RESEARCH POLICING PARTNERSHIP (UK)

    October 2020 - October 2021

    Research Collaborations

    Dr Geoff Pearson

    Project: Police Discretion
    External: University of Manchester

    On-going collaboration on an ethnographic study of policing.

    Dr Liz Turner

    Project: Police Discretion
    Internal

    On-going collaboration on an ethnographic study of policing

    Professor Sofie de Kimpe

    Project: Stop and Search Across Europe
    External: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    Development of a research network

    Dr Nina Holm Vohnsen

    Project: Ethnographic Research into Public Sector Reform
    External: Aarhus University

    Research network

    Dr Esben Houberg

    Project: Everyday Lives of Drug Users
    External: Aarhus University

    Member of an expert panel for a funded research project.

    Dr Karen Boll

    Project: Ethnographic Research into Public Sector Reform
    External: Copenhagen Business School

    Research network

    Professor Tim Parsons

    Project: State and Administration
    External: Washington University in St Louis

    The exploration of the state in colonial, post-colonial and metropolitan contexts.

    Dr Bagga Bjerge

    Project: Ethnographic Research into Public Sector Reforms and Everyday Lives of Drug Users
    External: Aarhus University

    Research network