Mitchell Conversations Episode 8 Dr John Topping

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


In the eighth episode of the podcast series, Professor Richard English talks with Dr John Topping, senior lecturer in criminology, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work and Fellow of the Mitchell Institute, about his research in the areas of police reform, policing in society and restorative justice.

To date, Dr Topping has worked on a variety of research, consultancy and advisory roles with all the major policing institutions in Northern Ireland. This includes experience of engaging and working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Policing Board, Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern, and the Police Federation for Northern Ireland.

In addition, he has also acted as an Independent member of the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

Podcast produced by Colm Heatley.
Period25 Mar 2022
Held atThe Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • policing
  • police reform
  • defund police
  • stop and search
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland