Center for Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform

Center for Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform

Center for Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform

The Center for Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform is an international and interdisciplinary research and learning center hosted by the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, NMBU.

prosjekt

About/Aims
Background

The ICT4COP Center aims to perform cutting-edge research and teaching on central issues related to community-based policing (COP) and post-conflict police reform. In doing so, the Center will develop and apply novel approaches to address current and emerging challenges related to the multitude of choices which can be made in policing, security provision and police reform in these difficult contexts.

Objective
  • Identifying transformative ideas for bridging the gaps between state, public and private security providers to promote understanding and cooperation for enhanced human security, and assisting and studying their implementation.

  • To develop and apply novel approaches to the study of post-conflict police reform through combining research, practice and technologies to address the concrete and complex challenges the project has identified.

  • To create a dynamic arena for researchers in social science and technology, international and national police and civil society actors working with communities to share academic, practical and technical experiences and ideas on COP and police reform.

  • To undertake high quality, interdisciplinary co-productive, applied and action research on current and emerging issues relevant to COP and police reform.

  • To communicate research findings in key international and national policy and implementation environments.

  • To develop teaching and learning resources for a variety of interested users, including students, policymakers, bureaucrats, police, and civil society actors.

  • To maintain and further develop our global network of researchers and practitioners in collaboration with the PHS Police Experts Network (PEN).
More about the project

The ICT4COP Center’s acitvities is guided by an Advisory Group consisting of the following members: 

  • A. Heather Coyne, Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen  
  • Abda Khalid, COMSATS University Abbottabad  
  • Alice Hills, Durham University and University of Leeds 
  • Arunima Sehgal Mukherjee, University of Oslo 
  • Arturo Matute, Del Valle University of Guatemala 
  • Babar Bashir, Rozan 
  • Bahadar Nawab Khattak, COMSATS University Islamabad 
  • Cecilia Dunster 
  • Douglas Brand, University of Oxford 
  • Erika Rojas, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 
  • Hugo Frühling, University of Chile 
  • Ingrid Nyborg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 
  • Ingunn Andersen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 
  • Jaishankar Ganapathy, Norwegian Police Academy 
  • Janina Czapska, Jagiellonian University 
  • Kari Osland, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • Katarzyna Struzinska, Jagiellonian University
  • Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo 
  • Shai André Divon, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 
  • Stian Lid, Oslo Metropolitan University 
  • Tor Damkås, Norwegian Police Academy