Police Violence: Public Research Colloquium

The Center for Conflict Studies and the BMBF network TraCe is organising a colloquium on Police Violence.


25. Januar 2024 18:00 – 26. Januar 2024 17:00
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Deutscher Sprachatlas Vortragssaal 001, Pilgrimstein 16, 35032 Marburg

 * The event will take place despite the railway strike. * 

The event will start with a screening of the movie ‘Ultraviolence’ about police violence in the UK. Later, the director and academic Dr. Ken Fero will join for the discussion about the movie. On the next day the colloquium continues with three panels on the topic. 


25.01.2023 | 18:00 - 20:30
Film Screening of the movie „Ultraviolence“ and discussion with the director Dr Ken Fero (Coventry University)

26.01.2023 | 10:00 - 17:00

Panel 1: internal structures and police violence
Laila Abdul-Rahman (Goethe University Frankfurt): Assessing and Handling of Excessive use of Force
Jan Beek (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz): Police Officers‘ Dilemmas in Violent Interactions
Halil Can (Technical University of Berlin): Policing Without Critical Self-Reflection - Practices of Police Interventions as Experiences of Racial Profiling, Othering and Violence

Panel 2: police violence and protest
Emmanuel Schlichter (Green Legal Impact): Concerning Developments of Repression against the Climate Movement
Beate Streicher (Amnesty International):Human Rights Standards for Protest Policing
Biplab Basu (ReachOut Berlin): Violence is intrinsic to Police

Panel 3: perspectives of people and groups affected by police violence
Azadeh Akbari (University of Twente): Resistance against State Surveillance: The Case of Iran
Sonja John (Berlin School of Economics and Law): Death in Custody and Matters of Accountability for Next of Kin
Ariadne Natal (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt): The Dynamics of Police Lethality in Brazil: Patterns and Influences

Please see here for an overview of the program, which will be continuously updated.


The event is organized by Prof. Dr Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Dr Mariel Reiss.