Community-Oriented Policing in Kenya

Kenya is a diverse country and home to many tribes, some of them with long-standing rivalries. In remote areas like Turkana, the dry climate, long droughts, and very limited natural resources often exacerbate tribal conflicts. In such remote locations, the Kenyan police is reliant on the Kenya Police Reserve (reservists) to upkeep peace. However, the police reservists are essentially volunteers who often lack sufficient training … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing in Kenya

Community-Oriented Policing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is both multicultural and multiethnic. The country’s most prominent groups are Muslim Bosniaks, Catholic Croats, and Orthodox Serbs, but many minority groups also inhabit the country. BiH’s civil war of the early 1990s left at least 114,000 fatalities, caused 900,000 people to become refugees in neighboring countries, and internally displaced 1.3 million. Although more than two decades have passed since the … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Community-Oriented Policing in Guatemala

Guatemala has a history of dictatorship, military violence, and civil war that dates back to the 1960s. This array of problems, along with high levels of poverty and strong social inequality, has led to high levels of human insecurity and migration. Added to this are the gaps in education, employment, and low literacy levels experienced by the most vulnerable groups – women, youth, and indigenous … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing in Guatemala

ICT4COP comparative research workshop in Guatemala

ICT4COP researchers met recently in Antigua, Guatemala for a comparative research workshop. The workshop took place from 4th to 6th of March in the Unesco-listed city known for its Spanish colonial architecture and cobbled streets. As well as presentations and discussion sessions, members spent a morning with Antigua’s community police force and were introduced to some of the community policing initiatives taking place around the … Continue reading ICT4COP comparative research workshop in Guatemala

Call for Papers: ICT for Development

The 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries will be held at Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania on May 1st -3rd 2019. To this conference, calls for papers are out and one of the tracks is “Communities, ICT-Enabled Networks, and Development” – a topic highly relevant for research within technologies and post-conflict human security community policing. Read more here. Continue reading Call for Papers: ICT for Development