Local Militia Provide Security Services in Somalia

One Size Fits All? Adjusting policing to local circumstances

General operational procedures and ideas about structures and strategies are often a vital part of police reform and community policing. Yet, in many cases, neglect of local conditions has led to failures. In this ICT4COP policy brief, Prof. Stig Jarle Hansen of Norwegian University of Life Sciences presents four scenarios, based on our research, in order to prepare new members of the police forces, and … Continue reading One Size Fits All? Adjusting policing to local circumstances

University of Oslo confirmed as project partner

On 17th May 2019, the University of Oslo (UiO) was confirmed as ICT4COP project partner and will be taking the lead in the technology development aspect of the project. The Department of Informatics (Ifi) at UiO will be responsible for coordinationg technology efforts across the project, conducting context analysis, and developing context-appropriate plans alongside community organisations for the inclusion of technology in community policing activities. … Continue reading University of Oslo confirmed as project partner

There is nothing here: Growing up in post-conflict Kosovo

Insecurities for Kosovar youth are plenty, driving them to leave their homes as they feel like “there is nothing here”. Based on focus groups conducted in the summer of 2018, this policy brief by Fabienne Coenders, Ruhr-University Bochum, identifies key insecurities for Kosovar youth and addresses their attitudes towards the Kosovo police. Click here to read and download the policy brief. Continue reading There is nothing here: Growing up in post-conflict Kosovo

Downloading Trust: Can information and communication technology (ICT) help police and communities better address gender-based violence?

In recent years, mobile applications for both the police and victims have been developed in several countries to address gender-based violence (GBV). Most have fallen under four categories: emergency assistance, reporting, mapping of incidents, and educational. At the same time, police reforms are beginning to address GBV in various ways, such as through the establishment of gender response units and the recruitment of women in … Continue reading Downloading Trust: Can information and communication technology (ICT) help police and communities better address gender-based violence?

Community-Based Policing in Nicaragua: Do the Claims of Communitarian, Proactive and Preventative Hold True?

By Prof. John-Andrew McNeish (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Skarlleth Martinez Prado (Nicaraguan Institute of Strategic Study and Public Policy) and Hugo Frühling Ehrlich (Institute of Public Policy, University of Chile).  Until the wave of political violence in 2018, the Nicaraguan model for community-based policing (COP) was viewed by many as the means by which the country had avoided the crime and insecurity reported elsewhere … Continue reading Community-Based Policing in Nicaragua: Do the Claims of Communitarian, Proactive and Preventative Hold True?