Community-Oriented Policing: Political, Institutional and Technical Reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police

By Nawab Bahadar, Shakir Ullah, Ingrid Nyborg and Tahir Maqsood. Community-police relations in Pakistan are often intricate, as are their reforms. Mistrust, political intervention, meager financial resources, lack of educated/trained human resources, over-expectations and miscommunication are some of the factors contributing to weak policing and poor community-police relations. The police as a service-oriented public institution has been a demand of the public and the dream … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing: Political, Institutional and Technical Reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police

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

Book launch – “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme”

ICT4COP researcher Stian Lid has co-authored a new book about preventing radicalization and violent extremism in Norway. The book, entitled “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme” will be launched on June 3 at Skatten, Tøyen, Oslo between 13.30 and 15.00 with a short seminar. For the full program and more details click here – https://www.oslomet.no/om/arrangement/norske-handlemaater-i-moetet-med-terror Continue reading Book launch – “Forebygging av radikalisering og voldelig ekstremisme”

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