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Ep12: Compliance, control & Covid-19

What makes people comply with rules and regulations?
Alexandra Kimmons
24 Nov 2022

This week rather than talking about people accused or suspected of rule breaking, we ask why most people comply with rules and regulations most of the time.

Our hosts Penelope and Rob are joined by Tim Newburn, Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at LSE, and Adam Wagner, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers to discuss the prerequisites for social compliance, how norms such as smoking indoors changed over time, and the challenges presented by Covid-19.  What can the pandemic tell us about public compliance in the UK?

Professor Tim Newburn @TimNewburn
Tim’s book Orderly Britain can be found here.

Adam Wagner @AdamWagner1
Adam’s book Emergency State can be found here.

Further resources
LSE research into Covid-19 compliance following the Dominic Cummings incident can be found here.

The Transform Justice podcast is hosted by Penelope Gibbs and Rob Allen and produced and edited by Alexandra Kimmons. With thanks to Burges Salmon LLP for use of their space.