Global Policing: a Research Agenda for a New Generation
Free Public Lecture
Public Lecture Theatre
The 2017 John Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology
In recent years, there have been radical changes in the form and function of modern policing at both the local and global level. This shift has been brought about by the growth of international policing networks; blurring boundaries between police, border control, the military and private security; advances in information and communication technologies; and pressure to respond to the transnational nature of criminal and security threats. These changes pose serious questions for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and the broader community.
This lecture calls for a new interdisciplinary research agenda on the globalisation of policing and will consider:
- How local police adapt to new technologies and respond to transnational threats such as terrorism
- The role of law and local democratic institutions when police power transcends national borders
- The theories and methods required to understand these changes
- How the visibility and trajectory of global policing can be shaped into the future.
Professor Ben Bowling is an expert in criminal justice and policing with a special emphasis on transnational law enforcement. He is Deputy Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London.
Professor Ben Bowling, Deputy Dean
Professor Ben Bowling
Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Professor Ben Bowling is an expert in criminal justice and policing with a special emphasis on transnational law enforcement. He is Deputy Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2005. He has published several books including the fourvolume *Global Policing and Transnational Law Enforcement* (Sage 2015). He has been an adviser to the UK Parliament, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Serious Organised Crime Agency, European Commission, Interpol and the United Nations.