Policing the Blank Page Movement: Insights from a Cohort of Policing Students as Representatives of Generation Z

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This presentation reviews whether a representative cohort of Generation Z students, from a British University, view the police actions of moving on and arresting of protestors, at Queen Elizabeth ii funeral cortege, as damaging the concept of freedom of speech and police impartiality. The presentation highlights the findings from the researcher’s paper, which is currently in the process of peer review and which, utilises primary research, to review the perspectives of a cohort of university students, enrolled on a policing course.
The findings highlight how policing students as a representative cohort of Generation Z, value the right to freedom of speech, which was identified by the cohort as a priority over maintenance of law and order. However, the participants of the study remain unsure whether police actions towards protestors, such as dispersal and arrest, were in fact justified and also demonstrated doubt, whether these actions impacted, upon the concept of police impartiality.
Period6 Sept 20239 Sept 2023
Event typeConference
LocationFlorence, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Police impartiality
  • Generation Z
  • Right to Freedom of Speech
  • Students