Community-Oriented Policing in Nicaragua

Nicaragua experienced a period of authoritarian government, civil war, and revolution that lasted into the late 1970’s.  Nicaragua is Latin America’s second poorest country and is characterized by an unequal society with significant levels of migration to northern and neighboring countries.  In spite of this, out-migration is less of a trend in Nicaragua than in nearby countries, possibly due to its low crime rate.  This … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing in Nicaragua

Community-Oriented Policing in Somalia

Somalia is a very young nation, with its federal government having been formed in 2012. The country struggles with instability, ineffective government, extreme weather events, and domestic terrorism.  Terrorism is a threat for the general public and tourists alike, and even Somalia’s neighboring countries suffer from constant risk.  Unlike other nations in the ICT4COP project, Somalia is fairly homogenous in terms of religion and ethnicity; … Continue reading Community-Oriented Policing in Somalia

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