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Ms Clare Torrible

Ms Clare Torrible

Ms Clare Torrible

Lecturer in Law

Area of research

Teaching Assistant and PhD researcher

Office 1.17
8-10 Berkeley Square,
Bristol, BS8 1HH
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Summary

Summary

Clare’s doctoral research examines the relationship between civil actions against the police and police complaints, exploring the significant developmental impact each has had on the other and the current practical interplay between the two processes. Its empirical and analytical focus is on the settlement of police actions with particular emphasis on those cases where a complaint is not upheld but force legal advisors make the decision to settle the associated civil action.  Here the differing legitimacy claims of the two forms of accountability are brought most sharply into relief and the research centres on what this reveals about perceptions of policing and police legitimacy.

 

Journal Articles 

"Reconceptualising the Police Complaints Process as as Site of Contested Legitimacy Claims." 2016 Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1191486

 

Papers and Posters 

Paper 

"Policing Complaints: A collaborative Vision of Civil Actions and Police Complaints Processes in Police Regulation." Law and Society Association Annual Conference June 2016.

Poster

"Civil Actions Against the Police and Police Complaints Processes." Sociaty fo Legal Scholars Annual Conference  September 2015. 

Paper 

“A Polarised Approach to Police Complaints."  Society of Legal Studies Conference 2015.

 

Biography

 

Clare graduated from Bristol University in 1995, going on the complete the Legal Practice Course in 1996. She trained in commercial private practice, gaining experience in commercial litigation, banking litigation and non-contentious commercial property work. She also has extensive experience in the public sector having acted as a prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service and as Senior Solicitor at the Avon and Somerset Police Authority. She completed a Masters in Socio-legal Studies at Bristol Univeristy in 2011.

 

 

Biography

Summary

Clare’s doctoral research examines the relationship between civil actions against the police and police complaints, exploring the significant developmental impact each has had on the other and the current practical interplay between the two processes. Its empirical and analytical focus is on the settlement of police actions with particular emphasis on those cases where a complaint is not upheld but force legal advisors make the decision to settle the associated civil action.  Here the differing legitimacy claims of the two forms of accountability are brought most sharply into relief and Clare's research centres on what this reveals about perceptions of policing and police legitimacy.

 

Papers 

Torrible. C,          “A Polarised Approach to Police Complaints”.  Society of Legal Scholars Conference 2015.

 

 Biography 

Clare graduated from Bristol University in 1995, going on the complete the Legal Practice Course in 1996. She trained in commercial private practice, gaining experience in commercial litigation, banking litigation and non-contentious commercial property work. She also has extensive experience in the public sector having acted as a prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service and as Senior Solicitor at the Avon and Somerset Police Authority.

Teaching

Clare has experince teaching undergraduate courses in criminal law, crime justice and society, contract law, land law and trusts. 

Clare has also taught company law at ACCA and CIMA level 

Keywords

  • "civil litigation" "regulation" "policing" "police complaints"

Memberships

Organisations

University of Bristol Law School

Staff role

Recent publications

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