01 May 2019

Lars Holmberg will discuss police reforms in Scandinavia at Malmö Universitet

On May 7, Lars Holmberg from CIS will participate in a lecture series at Det Högre Seminariet i Kriminologi at Malmö Universitet. In the lecture, titled "Evaluations of Police Reforms: Utility or Futility?", Lars Holmberg will discuss police reforms in Scandinavia and provide some suggestions as to why reform evaluations may have limited impact. Due to the nature of such evaluations, they are of limited value as a tool for organizational reorganization. In fact, organizational response to evaluation may take the form of denial rather than change. The seminar concludes with a discussion about whether it would be possible to devise evaluations in ways that would increase their worth and impact.

The seminar will be held at Sammanträdesrummet, Plan 5, Fakulteten för Hälsa och samhälle, Malmö universitet at 1 pm.