Crime, Policing, Security and Justice Group

21
Nov
2017

Fear not, Papa is here

Chris Houston, Imelda Deinla, Jon Altman, Virginia Marshall

This event is the second part of a four part series: Governance and the power of fear.

Fear is a...

16
Oct
2017

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

Rachel Kleinfeld

The most violent country in the world today is not Syria, but Brazil, where gangs, organized crime, regular crime, and state brutality create a pall of fear over daily life. Why are so many...

crack in brick wall
03
Oct
2017

Re-examining security-based approaches to countering violent extremism

Clarke Jones

Based on ethnographic research over the past two years, Clarke Jones argues that Western governments have made very little headway to address violent extremism because of the lack of genuine...

Illustration of toy figurine Islamists and security personnel in a circle, pointing guns at each other, in a cycle of violence
21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the conflict in Timor-Leste. This phenomenon is not confined to Timor-Leste; it recurs in both developing and developed...

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.
15
Sep
2017

States and peoples in conflict

Peter Grabosky, Cecilia Jacob, Rod Broadhurst, Haroro Ingram, John Braithwaite

This event marks the launch of ‘States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies’, edited by Michael Stohl, Mark Lichbach, and Peter Grabosky.

The book explores the...

18
Jul
2017

The rise of security state and parents of missing children in China

Jianhua Xu

Using data collected from online ethnography, participant observation of parents’ self-help activities to look for missing children, as well as over fifty in-depth interviews with parents,...

Image of people holding up posters with images of missing children
01
Dec
2016

Evidence-based policing and self-regulation within a profession: the example of domestic violence policing

Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang

Evidence-based policing is a method of making decisions about “what works” in policing: which practices and strategies accomplish police missions most cost-effectively. In contrast to basing...

Close up of police badge
16
Aug
2016

Big Ideas: the vengeful state - responses by democratic governments to unauthorized public disclosure of national security information

Peter Grabosky

Democracies are confronted by a troublesome paradox. Their proper functioning depends on an informed citizenry. Yet their security depends on a degree of secrecy. Such contradictions have proven...

Padlock and chain
25
Jul
2016

Trouble in the South China Sea no more ‐ or more to come?

Hugh White, Lowell Bautista, and Imelda Deinla on a panel moderated by Hall Hill

On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and that China encroached...

Map of territorial claims in the South China Sea
01
Mar
2016

New trends in modern policing: preventing organized crime, policing outlaw motorcycle clubs

Synnøve Jahnsen

Traditionally, crime prevention and crime investigation have been conceptualized as separate policing tasks. Today, the police are expected to work both proactively and reactively against a wide...

Outlaw biker jacket: Hells Angels MC Denmark
13
Oct
2015

Introducing AISH: Intervention, radicalisation and countering violent extremism in Australia

Clarke Jones

On June 26, nearly 100 people were killed and many more were injured after three terrorist attacks overseas unfolded within hours of each other. Targets included Shi’a worshippers at the Imam...

Sign announcing "Counter Terrorism Response Level: Heightened" at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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