ICT4COP Final Conference: November 12-13

The ICT4COP Final Conference will be held online on the 12th and 13th of November 2020. This two-day online conference will present the findings from the 5-year EU-funded research project ‘Community-Based Policing in Post-Conflict Contexts (ICT4COP)’, which has explored community-based policing initiatives in 11 case countries, and the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support such efforts. For more information, please view the … Continue reading ICT4COP Final Conference: November 12-13

Can Technology Build Trust? Community-Oriented Policing and ICT in Afghanistan

This chapter of Community-Oriented Policing and Technological Innovations discusses the use of information and communication technology (ICT) within Afghanistan, as the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan (MoIA) and the police have taken measures including the use of ICT to address low trust levels between police and communities. To read and download the chapter, click here. Continue reading Can Technology Build Trust? Community-Oriented Policing and ICT in Afghanistan

The Narrative of Militancy: A Case Study of Swat, Pakistan

Unlike other faith-based conflicts, the militancy in Swat seems unique, as militants used religion for promoting their agenda and giving voices to the grievances of the poor people through a popular narrative likely without knowing narratology. Using narratives and narratology as a theoretical framework, this qualitative study by Shah, Nawab, Nyborg, and Elahi is an effort to understand the essence of militants’ narrative in Swat … Continue reading The Narrative of Militancy: A Case Study of Swat, Pakistan

Protecting the Citizenry—or an Instrument for Surveillance? The Development of Community-Oriented Policing in Kenya

Community-oriented policing (COP) has become an important innovation in policing throughout the world, with variations among countries and regions, and over time. This paper, by Stian Lid and Clifford Okwany, identifies and discusses contextual factors that determine the formation of COP policies, by investigating two contradictory national COP policies in Kenya: Constitutional Community Policing and Nyumba Kumi. They argue that COP policies built upon models … Continue reading Protecting the Citizenry—or an Instrument for Surveillance? The Development of Community-Oriented Policing in Kenya

Defining Community-Oriented Policing

 Collecting water to bring home to your family without fear of being attacked; going to the toilet during the night without fear of being raped; being assured of a safe upbringing for your children — all these examples relate to how people experience peace and security on a day-to-day basis. In many communities around the world, however, people do not have the privilege of such … Continue reading Defining Community-Oriented Policing