Role of ICT in Community-Oriented Policing in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

By Tahir Maqsood, Sajjad A. Madani, Nawab Bahadar and Ingrid Nyborg. Community-oriented policing (COP) as a model has found widespread acceptance throughout the world both in developed and developing countries. Similarly, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been embraced by many developed countries to augment COP initiatives. However, very little is known about the application of ICTs in COP in developing countries, particularly South Asia. … Continue reading Role of ICT in Community-Oriented Policing in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

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?

Emerging Perspectives on Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations

By Dr. Ingrid Nyborg. The world is increasingly interconnected—insecurity in one country can both directly and indirectly affect the security of people, countries and regions that are far away. Therefore, when conflict erupts in one part of the world, the international community responds in various ways to mitigate its effects, both locally and internationally. Whether it be through the provision of police, military and/or civilian … Continue reading Emerging Perspectives on Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations

Somalia’s Security Challenges Complicate Transfer of Responsibility to Government

By Alice Hills In February, the African Union (AU) called for the gradual transfer of security responsibilities from the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to agencies of the federal government of Somalia. While there are positive aspects to this move, similar attempts have been made in the past with limited success. As part of the current call, AMISOM will hand over its responsibilities in part … Continue reading Somalia’s Security Challenges Complicate Transfer of Responsibility to Government