ON THE RECORD: with Olly Owen and Andrew Faull

  • Olly Owen University of Oxford
  • Andrew Faull University of Oxford
Keywords: Police, ethnography, performance management, Nigeria, South Africa


Olly Owen is a junior research fellow in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. In 2012 he completed his doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford. This involved an ethnographic study of, and fieldwork with, the Nigerian Police Force. Andrew Faull is a doctoral research student at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. His research also involves an ethnographic study of police, the South African Police Service. He completed nine months of fieldwork with the SAPS in April 2013. In this frank exchange Olly and Andrew discuss their observations relating to performance management in the respective agencies.

Author Biographies

Olly Owen, University of Oxford
Department of International Development
Andrew Faull, University of Oxford
Centre for Criminology
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