COVID & Crime Research Seminar

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Online research seminar showcasing research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime and policing.

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  • Shane Johnson, Manja Nikolovska & Paul Ekblom. Policing, disruption and mobilisation through Twitter. An analysis of UK law enforcement tweeting practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nick Tilley, Lara Adamson & Anthony Dixon. COVID-19 and Crime: Change and Continuity on the Railway.
  • Samuel Langton, Anthony Dixon & Graham Farrell. Six Months In: Pandemic Crime Trends in England and Wales to August 2020.
  • Anthony Dixon, Manne Gerell & Graham Farrell. Crime during the pandemic. A cross-national comparison between Sweden and England & Wales.
  • Patricio R Estévez-Soto. Crime and COVID-19: Effect of changes in routine activities in Mexico City.
  • Matt Ashby. Changes in police calls for service during the early months of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.


The event will be hosted by the University of Leeds and University College London. You can read more about our ongoing research on the project website.

Details for Zoom will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

Event Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, and volunteers at our seminar are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our seminar is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of seminar participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Seminar participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers.

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Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the seminar organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Sam Langton (

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