Chairs: Alistair Henry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Nick Fyfe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Origins and aims

The Policing Working Group was established at the 8th annual meeting of the European Society of Criminology in Edinburgh in 2008. From the outset it has sought to act as a ‘hub’ through which to connect members of the ESC with interests in policing (broadly defined), and through this to foster the sharing of ideas, collaboration and networking amongst them.   We have encouraged members to be proactive in organising themed panel sessions at the annual conferences (rather than just submitting individual abstracts) as these can provide for more focused sessions, evidenced by the fact that a number of them have resulted in publications. We have also run a number of pre-conferences in order to bring members of the working group together to build momentum for the rest of the conference. In Cardiff on 13 September 2017 we will be running a pre-conference on the theme of ‘Academic-practitioner collaboration in policing and criminal justice’. We look forward to seeing you there.

Themed panel sessions

Members are encouraged to put together themed panel sessions for the conference. Putting together themed panel sessions helps to ensure that sessions are coherent and that they include papers that are relevant to one another. This can make for more meaningful discussion of papers in the session. You can use the Members’ Hub or contact a member of the steering group to help you to identify policing scholars who share similar interests and who might be willing to contribute to a themed session. Members wishing to put together a themed panel session should consider the following points:

  • Themed sessions should ideally contain no more than 4 presentations and, in the spirit of the ESC, must involve scholars from more than one country.
  • If you wish your themed panel session to be identified as a ‘Policing Working Group’ session then please make this clear to the conference organisers when you submit your session overview and individual abstracts (the processes vary from year to year so check the conference website). Please also notify the Steering Group of the working group by sending details of the proposed session (names and affiliations of contributors, titles of individual abstracts, title of the themed session, and name of chair) to Alistair Henry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We put a list of all panel sessions together and submit them independently to the local organisers, asking them to timetable them across the conference so that members can see as many of them as they wish. This has worked very effectively in previous years.
  • Please remember that all contributors need to be fully registered for the conference if they are to be included in the final programme. Please ensure that you are registered in good time and contact the conference organisers if you are in any doubt.

It’s worth noting that coherent themed panel sessions can sometimes be used to test papers for a publication. Over the years a number of colleagues have successfully developed sessions into publications that have involved collaborations with scholars from throughout the ESC. A list of just some examples would include:

  • Cools et al. (2010), Police, Policing, Policy and the City in Europe. Eleven International Publishing.
  • Devroe et al. (2012), Tides and Currents in Police Theories. Maklu.
  • Fyfe, Terpstra and Tops (2013), Centralizing Forces: Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Police Reform in Northern and Western Europe. Eleven International Publishing.

Colleagues should also be aware that the editors of the European Journal of Policing Studies emerged out of the activities of members of the working group and that editors are always interested in receiving articles from ESC members.

Members’ Hub

Since the 2010 conference in Liege we have been putting together some basic information about members (contact information, affiliations, and primary research interests). It is hoped that Members will be able to use this Hub as a means of contacting other policing scholars through the working group. If any prospective members would like their details added to the Hub, please email them to Alistair Henry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The Hub will be updated from time to time and the current version can be accessed here.

Steering Group

The following colleagues have volunteered to act as a steering group for the PWG. All are willing to be contacted by ESC members wishing to discuss potential activities to be coordinated through the working group:

Tore Bjorgo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sofie De Kimpe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elke Devroe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Feltes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nick Fyfe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alistair Henry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Layla Skinns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan Terpstra: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Members’ interests and contact details

 

 

Name

Institutional affiliation/country

Research interests

Email address

Web links

Helmut Aden

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Public administration

Police accountability

Security management

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Andy Aitchison

School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Police and democracy

Police and state-building

International police assistance

Police as perpetrators of international crimes Former Yugoslavia

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Anna Barker

University of Bradford, UK

Policing in the city

Public perceptions insecurity and policing

Plural policing

Democratic and community engagement in policing

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Michael C. Baurmann

Federal Criminal Police Office, Head of Research Unit - Research on Criminology and Criminal Investigation, Germany

- police training,

- violence against police officers,

- techniques of investigation,

- different fields of crimninology,

- behavioural analysis

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Lieselot Bisschop

University College Ghent, Belgium

Environmental crime

Policing

Police leadership

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Tore Bjorgo

Professor of Police Science, The Norwegian Police University College, Norway.

Terrorism,

crime prevention and public safety,

police sociology

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Jarrett Blaustein

Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University, Australia

Policy translation

Transitional policing

Democracy in policing

Community policing

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Ester Blay

Law Faculty of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

policing protest, reform in police organisations and police culture

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Jonathon A. Cooper

Arizona State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, USA.

Police organisation

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Yvonne Daly

Socio-Legal Research Centre, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University,

Ireland

Police powers and suspect rights; Policing and the law of evidence; Criminal

justice; Criminal procedure

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Marcio Darck

Institute of Social Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal

commmunity (oriented) policing, global travel of policing models, criminal investigation, policing domestic violence, policing & media

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Chaim Demarée

Free University of Brussels,

Researcher at the department of law and criminology

Brussels, Belgium.

Police culture(s)

Policing styles & discourses

Police & ethnic minorities

Police & the city

Neighbourhood policing

Citizen expectations

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Annelies Deschrijver

Researcher, Institute of Criminology, Leuven, Belgium.

police integrity,

ethical decision making,

police socialization,

police education

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Sylvia Bruier Desmeth

Free University of Brussels

Researcher at the department of law and criminology

Belgium-Brussels

Police education

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Elke Devroe

Institute of Public Management

Netherlands

Accountability, legitimacy and effectiveness

Comparative perspectives

Police and public prosecution

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Kirsty Doyle

Dept. of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Policing the night-time economy, Public and private policing, Neoliberalism, and Public order. 

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Susana Durão

Research Fellow 
Institute of Social Sciences/University of Lisbon, Portugal.

community policing; police organization; patrol work and practices; policing domestic violence; police violence, citizenship & human rights; police and social movements

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Marleen Easton

Research group 'Governing & Policing Security' University College Ghent, Belgium.

Issues related to governance and policing such as police culture, diversity, nodal governance, police discretion, community policing and the relation between the police and the military

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Els Enhus

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Professor in criminology, security and policing

Head of department criminology

Pleinlaan 2

1050 Brussel

Belgium

Police and policing, policing practices, the role of culture in policing and prevention, citizens and policing, police education,

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Monica Fagerlund

Police University College, Finland

- Domestic violence, intimate partner violence and violence against children & police responses to these issues

- Gender in violence and policing

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Thomas Feltes

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany- Law Faculty, Chair of Criminology and Police Science; International Masters program in Criminology, Governance and Police Science

Policing, police reform, police education, juvenile justice and criminology, community crime prevention

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www.thomasfeltes.de

www.macrimgov.eu

www.gendercrime.eu

www.rub.de/kriminologie/en/index.html

Bernhard Frevel

Prof. for Social Sciences at the Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung NRW / University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration of North Rhine-Westphalia in Münster

police organisation, police reform, police education, safety governance, community policing, crime prevention,

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http://www.empirische-polizeiforschung.de/frevel.php

Nick Fyfe

Director of the Scottish Institute of Police Research, University of Dundee, Scotland.

Community policing and community engagement; witness protection and the policing of organised crime; police governance and accountability.

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Jack Greene

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, US

Police service delivery, human rights and policing, community approaches to policing, polcing as security

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Laure Guille

University of Leicester, UK

- Europol, Eurojust, Justice and Home Affairs matters in the EU,

- police and judicial cooperation,

- transnational policing,

- cross-cultural and comparative studies.

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Helene I. Gundhus

Professor, Norwegian Police University College

Policing and security

Police culture (s)

Police professionalization

Police governance and accountability

Globalisation and transnational policing

Community policing, crime prevention and community safety

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Michael Harrison

University of South Wales, Wales, UK

Public order policing

Police intelligence

Management and leadership

Police communication

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Alistair Henry

University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Community policing,

Crime prevention and community safety,

Partnership working,

Knowledge exchange

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Lars Holmberg

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

police discretion, police reforms, evaluation, police complaint systems, and crime prevention

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Jarmo Houtsonen

Police College of Finland, Research Department, Finland

Drugs offences,

investigation,

interrogation,

knowledge organization,

international co-operation in crime prevention

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Thomas ‘Tad’ Hughes

Director, Southern Police Institute

USA

- Police organizational behavior,

- Organizational change,

- Legal issues in policing.

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Maja Jere

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia

- policing

- police-residents relationships

- police legitimacy

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John Kerr

City University, UK

Theorizing Policing

Securitization and policing of art

Role of Insurance in securitization and policing

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Sofie De Kimpe

Free University of Brussels

Projectmanager in Belgian Federal Police project 'police, a learning organization'

BELGIUM-Brussels

Policing in the city

Police leadership

Police education

Professionalization and socialization within the policeorganization

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Colin King

University of Sussex, UK

My research interests include the confiscation of criminal assets (particularly the use of the civil process as a means of crime control); organised crime; ASBOs; non-jury trials; and witness protection programme. Most of my research so far has concentrated on substantive, institutional and procedural interventions to combat organised crime in Ireland, with comparative research on jurisprudence from the US, UK and Strasbourg.

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Emile Kolthoff

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Open University Netherlands.

Police ethics

Corruption

Police culture

Police reform

Police function in society

White collar crime

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Genevieve O'Broin Lennon

School of Law, University of Strathclyde, UK

policing, policing and human rights, counter-terrorism and protective security

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Matthew A. Light

Assistant Professor
Centre of Criminology
University of Toronto. Canada.

Policing in the post-communist region.

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Heike Lippert

Federal Criminal Police Office, Criminology and Criminal Investigation Research and Advice, Germany

Different Fields of Crimimology, Economic Crime, Organised Crime, Policing

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Stuart Lister

University of Leeds, England

Governance and accountability of policing

·Community policing

·Private security and plural policing

·Body-worn cameras and policing

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Branko Lobnikar

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia

- policing

- integrity

- workplace violence

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Kim Loyens

Researcher at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (K.U.Leuven). The Netherlands.

ethical decision-making of street-level bureaucrats in the police and labour inspection

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Simon Mackenzie

Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Policing white-collar crime,

Policing organised crime, Community policing 

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Jeroen Maesschalck

University of Leuven, Belgium.

Police integrity, police discretion, police governance and accountability

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http://www.law.kuleuven.be/linc/english/staff/jeroenmaesschalck.html

Peter Manning

Brooks Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, USA.

policing and technology-mapping and information systems;

the transformation of policing in Ireland and Northern Ireland;

and changes in social relations resulting from new electronic mobile devices -cell phones, GPS, and other 'apps.'

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Gorazd Meško

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia

- comparative criminology

- crime prevention

- victimology

- penology

- policing

- factors of delinquency

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Rudie J.M. Neve

Netherlands Police Agency, The Netherlands.

- policing organised crime / criminal networks,

- intelligence and priority setting,

- nodal governance and cooperation between security organisations

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Detlef Nogala

CEPOL

 

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https://www.cepol.europa.eu/

Megan O’Neill

University of Dundee, UK

police culture, neighbourhood policing, plural policing, PCSOs, private security and police partnership working.

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Conor O’Reilly

Research Fellow in Transnational Policing & Security, Durham University and Affiliate Professor, University of Porto

Private security; transnational policing; security and global mobility; colonial policing and its contemporary legacies; and, the exportation of policing models.

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Nathan Pino

Professor of Sociology,

Texas State University, USA.

Policing and police reform in an international context

-Relationships between globalization, development, crime and criminal justice

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Paul Ponsaers

Professor of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Belgium.

- Policemodels,

- Police reform,

- Police capacity,

- Funcitons of the Police

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Evi Schroyen

Institute of Criminology Leuven, the Netherlands

- intelligence led policing and information management within police services

- policing the phenomenon of prostitution

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Ian Shannon

University of Liverpool (PhD candidate) and former Deputy Chief Constable

Chief police officers

Leadership

Legitimacy

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James Sheptycki

Professor of Criminology, York University Toronto, Canada

Global policing

Gun crime

Transnational policing

Constabulary ethic

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Layla Skinns

Lecturer in Criminology, Centre for Criminological Research, School of Law, University of Sheffield. UK

the police custody process; police and policing; the role of the law in policing; police legitimacy; multi-agency criminal justice partnerships; crime prevention and community safety

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Wesley G. Skogan

Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, USA.

- community

- encounters

- satisfaction

- misconduct

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Betsy Stanko

Metropolitan Police, London Head, Strategy, Research and Analysis Unit, Strategy and Improvement Department and Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London UK

Evidence based policing; In time and live evaluations of policing tactics/operations; neighbourhood policing; policing and offender management; rape and sexual violence; organisational change and police reform; public perception of policing; public confidence and public satisfaction with policing

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Jan Terpstra

Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty of Law

University of Nijmegen

The Netherlands

Police and policing; public safety policies and interorganizational networks; private security; criminal justice; policing at street-level; cultures of policing; police, security and citizens.

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Antoinette Verhage

Professor of Criminology,

IRCP, Dept. Of Criminology, Criminal law and social law,

Ghent University, Belgium

Policing, police studies, integrity and deontology, financial crime and informal economy

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Elvaldas Visockas

Director

Centre for Crime Prevention in Lithuania

1.    Policing

2.    Trust in police (criminal justice system)

3.    Crime and Community

4.    Public security initiatives (Neighbourhood watch)

5.    Juvenile delinquency

6.    Urban safety

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Pashleay Veerle

Free University of Brussels

Researcher at the department of law and criminology

Belgium-Brussels

Policing and security

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Isabel Verwee

Free University of Brussels

Researcher at the department of law and criminology

Belgium-Brussels

Police/public relations and citizen expectations

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Sirpa Virta

University of Tampere

Finland

police management, safety and security policies, community policing (innovations like cp and social media, cp and counter-terrorism), intelligence-led policing

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Ireen Christine Winter

University of Vienna,

Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and Federal Criminal Police Office

Department of Crime Prevention and Victim Support, Austria.

1.Crime Prevention

2.Policing (sport events, football violence, safety measures)

3. Penal system and prison research

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Suzanne Young

Leeds Metropolitan, England

Gender and policing

Arrest decision making

Policing mega-events

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