UU Network for Interdisciplinary Policing Studies
The UU Network for Interdisciplinary Policing Studies (NIPS) is an active network of UU researchers from various disciplines who engage with questions about policing in the broadest sense, acknowledging the wide range of actors and activities involved in maintaining public order.
The network takes a pluralized and globalized approach to policing to understand contemporary issues of police (mis)conduct, security, and securitization, and draws from different research disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, law, public administration and computer science. We are interested in understanding how policing actors both govern and are governed, the role of (new) technologies and AI, and how this shapes urgent questions pertaining to transparency, legitimacy, and accountability.
We are interested in understanding how policing actors both govern and are governed, the role of (new) technologies and AI, and how this shapes urgent questions pertaining to transparency, legitimacy, and accountability.
Our research is theory-driven and aims to have a societal relevance.
Our research is theory-driven and aims to have a societal relevance. Using a variety of research methods and approaches, we contribute for example critical approaches to policing processes and we are involved in transdisciplinary research projects aimed at policy development and/or reform. Geographically, we take a global approach studying policing in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Turkey, Kenya, US, and South Africa.
As an interdisciplinary network of researchers, we draw on and contribute to insights from four different faculties at Utrecht University: Social and Behavioural Sciences; Humanities; Law, Economics and Governance; and Science.
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- Social Media, Agenda-Setting and Framing, Policy Analysis, Policing and Public Security, Immigration and Migrant Integration
- Conflict Studies, Urban Violence, Riots, Police Work, Ethnographic Fieldwork, Violence
- Argumentation, Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Artificial Intelligence
- Security, Police Work, Ethnographic Fieldwork, Sovereignty, Africa, Kenya
- Civilian-Military Relations, Political Ecology, Environmental Politics, Climate Change
- Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Economic Criminal Law, Administrative Criminal Law, Crime, European Criminal Law, Substantive Criminal Law, Human Rights, Comparative Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
- Co-Production, E-Government, Innovation, Qualitative Research, Open Data, Smart Urban Governance
- Crime, Social Control, Criminology, Sociology, Policing and Public Security
- Surveillance and Mobility, Policing and Public Security, Digital Ethnography, Critical Theory, Behavioural Control, Interethnic Attitudes, Mobility and Migration