Talk: Policing the Blackshirts in the South West

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Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA

01752 585050
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Tuesday 03 October 2017
Admission Fee: £6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA
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The political activism of Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (the Blackshirts) presented many problems for the police during the interwar period. Although the police were often accused of defending fascist activism, while oppressing communist and anti-fascist activism, the reality is much more multifaceted.

Utilising examples from Plymouth and Exeter, Dr Iain Channing, Lecturer in Criminology at Plymouth University, highlights the inconsistencies in policing practices, providing cultural, legal and practical explanations.

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