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Who needs critical friends? Independent advisory groups in the age of the police and crime commissioner (2018)
Journal Article
Dixon, B. (2018). Who needs critical friends? Independent advisory groups in the age of the police and crime commissioner. Policing, doi:10.1093/police/pay068. ISSN 1752-4512

In the early 2000s, many police forces in England and Wales set up independent advisory groups (IAGs) following an inquiry into the flawed investigation of the murder of a black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, by London's Metropolitan Police. Members of... Read More

A violent legacy: policing insurrection in South Africa from Sharpeville to Marikana (2015)
Journal Article
Dixon, B. (2015). A violent legacy: policing insurrection in South Africa from Sharpeville to Marikana. British Journal of Criminology, 55(6), doi:10.1093/bjc/azv056. ISSN 0007-0955

Fifty-two years separate the fatal shootings by police of 69 anti-apartheid protestors at Sharpeville on 21st March 1960 and of 34 striking miners at Marikana on 16th August 2012. The parallels between the two ‘massacres’ are easy to overstate; but... Read More

Making further inquiries: policing in context in Brixton and Khayelitsha (2015)
Journal Article
Dixon, B. (2015). Making further inquiries: policing in context in Brixton and Khayelitsha. South African Crime Quarterly, 53, doi:10.4314/sacq.v53i1.1. ISSN 1991-3877

Only rarely do inquiries into policing investigate the social context within which it takes place. This article looks at two inquiries which chose to take on this task: Lord Scarman’s into the Brixton Disorders in London in April 1981; and Justice C... Read More