Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub is a place for inquisitive people of all ages to meet and converse in the High Wycombe area.

Skeptics are people who yearn to discover the truth behind extraordinary claims that people or groups may make, this can be in areas of alternative therapies, the paranormal, religion and faith, the afterlife or many other areas of life.

We make no claims to balance, and actively promote science, freedom of expression and secular humanism. We often end up talking about superstition, religious fundamentalism, censorship and conspiracy theory... and many other topics too!

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, sometimes we have a guest speaker, and sometimes we just have a good social get together and exchange ideas and discuss the topics of the week. See our events list on the right hand side of this page, and also our social page to find out when we are meeting next.

You are welcome to come along and just sit and listen to others, or if you are braver get stuck right in!

We meet for socials at various pubs, and our talks are currently at the Wycombe Arts Centre on Desborough Road.

processes and outcomes

David Baker

Wednesday, September 19 2018 at 8:00PM

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The Old St John's Church (Cafe Space)
Desborough Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2PU

David Baker

What's the talk about?

David Baker works at Coventry University as a senior lecturer in criminology. His research is on deaths after police contact and how accountability is (or is not) constructed after these deaths. He has published on this issue in both the UK and US in the last few years. His latest projects focused on interviewing families of the deceased in these cases to try and understand how they attempt to get justice in the aftermath of such a death. One example of his work in the US is available on Radio 4's 'Four Thought' programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b1syd5. 

His talk for High Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub is titled 'Deaths after police contact: processes and outcomes' and will examine these deaths in England and Wales. It will cover who dies, how they die, and why - it will also debunk some popular myths on this issue and conclude by suggesting proposals for change.