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Major funding announced for N8 Policing Research Partnership

The Security and Justice research hub are delighted to announce the N8 Policing Research Partnership’s major success in securing £3 million funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund for a five year programme of research co-production and knowledge exchange with policing partners across the north of England. This is supplemented by a further £4.1 million from policing partners and N8 universities.

Further details about this major success can be found by following this link. http://www.n8prp.org.uk/news–events/news/major-funding-announced-for-n8-policing-research-partnership

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Dr Andreas Armborst discusses the Jihadi movement

On Wednesday 21 January the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies and the Security and Justice Research Group jointly sponsored a seminar on ‘Radicalisation and Political Violence’.

To aid the discussion, and to mark the beginning of his two-year Marie Curie Fellowship in the School of Law, Dr Andreas Armborst provided a brief presentation entitled ‘Studying ideology and strategies of the jihadi movement’. Reflecting the inter-disciplinary dialogue within the Group, this opening presentation was then discussed by Dr Lars Berger, Associate Professor in International Security in the School of Politics and International Relations.

Dr Armborst said that “Jihadism is the most dominant ideology in regard to the current global proliferation of terrorism and non-state political violence. My research helps to shed light on how the Jihadi movement discuss their strategic approach to the use of violence. The event was very positive because it allowed academics and practitioners to discuss the political and scientific conclusions that can be drawn from my research. The seminar was an excellent start to the project that will be carried out during my fellowship in the School of Law, which will study the long-term developments in Jihadi ideology.”

Dr Clifford Stott, Principal Research Fellow to the Security and Justice Research Group, said “The seminar provided a powerful insight into the ideas that drive the kind of conflict recently witnessed in France. The well attended event reflected the Security and Justice Research Group’s growing expertise in this area and our commitment to developing a fuller understanding of the causes of non-state political violence both inside and outside the UK.”

 

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Studying ideology and strategies of the jihadi movement

As recent events so powerfully illustrate the prevention of violent extremism is a critical challenge for societies across the globe. Indeed, the risk posed by ‘radicalization’ arguably poses one of the most serious and inter-connected contemporary security challenges at local, regional, national and international levels.

Correspondingly, Governmental and policing responses to these challenges also raise fundamental questions concerning their effectiveness and impact upon the rights and freedoms that characterise democratic political systems. The prevention of radicalization and political extremism is therefore a critical challenge that requires suitable analysis and theory to guide effective policy and policing responses. To enable discussion of these critically important and salient issues the Security and Justice Research Group is hosting a seminar on ‘Radicalisation and Political Violence’.

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Security and Justice Research Group vacancies.

The Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law is currently recruiting for the following two vacancies. For further information and details on how to apply click on the links below each vacancy.

1. University Academic Fellow in Crime and Policing Data Analytics Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law School of Law University of Leeds

Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £38,511 to £45,954
Closing Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Reference: ESLLW1003

Link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/job/ajs243.phtml
2. Research Assistant in Policing and Criminal Justice

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law School of Law University of Leeds

Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £25,513 to £30,434 per annum pro rata Contract Type:
Fixed-term Part time, 60% of full time equivalent, 10 months fixed term until 31 October 2015 Closing Date: Friday 31 October 2014
Reference: ESLLW1004

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=611&forced=1

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Seminar: Crime, Security and Technology: Safe-Breaking and Safe-Making in Britain before 1914

Date:      Monday 20th October
Time:      5pm
Venue:   G28. The Liberty Building.

David Churchill has recently joined the University of Leeds and the Security and Justice Research Group. To mark his arrival David is giving a seminar jointly sponsored by the Security and Justice Research Group and the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. The abstract and title are below and we do hope that you are able to join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk.  Continue reading

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The new, dedicated N8PRP website is now live

The new website can be found at www.n8prp.org.uk

The N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) enables universities and policing partners to develop research and exchange knowledge activities that address key policing issues. The N8 PRP provides a regional hub for the north of England, generating research and knowledge exchange work of national relevance and international significance.

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Professor Clive Walker and Genevieve Lennon host a workshop

The purpose was to bring together world renowned experts, both academics and practitioners, from the field of terrorism law and security. Delegates came from Canada and the US, Israel, Spain, and Malaysia, as well as the UK. Continue reading

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Outstanding Impact in Public Policy prize awarded to Dr Clifford Stott

Clifford StottDr Clifford Stott, Principal Research Fellow of the Security and Justice Research Group, part of the Building Sustainable Societies Transformation Fund, has been awarded the Outstanding Impact in Public Policy prize by the ESRC at its Celebrating Impact awards 2014 – for his work on ‘Policing crowds without force’.

New approaches to crowd psychology are helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while allowing people’s rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation. Continue reading

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The Laws of Security: Reconceptualising Security at the Intersections of Law, Criminology & International Relations

Date: 12th & 13th June 2014
Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

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The Security and Justice Research hub video

Professor Adam Crawford describes the thinking behind and purposes of the Security and Justice Research hub.

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