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Mr Steve Conway

Professional biography

I joined the Open University as a Lecturer in Policing Organisation and Practice in 2018.  My teaching duties are focused on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, particularly in relation to sociological concepts, theories and perspectives relevant to policing practice.  My PhD was concerned with understanding the conditions under which criminological phenomena such as street gangs fail to develop.  I have an abiding interest in the policy implications that can be derived from such absences and exceptions - particularly in relation to preventing a range of social harms.  I’m also interested in the intersections between these issues and identity construction, subcultural theory and restorative justice.  My current research focus is policing ethics and integrity.


Police ethics and integrity: Keeping the ‘blue code’ of silence (2020)
Westmarland, Louise and Conway, Steve
International Journal of Police Science & Management ((Early Access))

Public and police perceptions of policing ethics (2018-03-01)
Pike, Graham; Westmarland, Louise; Conway, Steve and Rowe, Michael
In : 2018 Conference of the Society of Evidence Based Policing (1-2 Mar 2018)