Dr Julie Berg

Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Julie Berg is Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences.

She joined the University of Glasgow in January 2018, having previously held a full-time research and teaching appointment at the University of Cape Town, South Africa where she is a Senior Research Fellow in the Global Risk Governance Programme. She is a member of the international and inter-disciplinary research network Everyday Political Economy of Plural Policing (EPEPP) and the global network of academics and security practitioners the Evolving Securities Initiative (ESI).

Her research interests include a focus on exploring the impacts of new risk harmscapes on security institutions, collaborative arrangements, and democratic policing. She is particularly interested in plural or polycentric security governance and how policing in its pluralized form adapts to these new harms or harmscapes. Furthermore, she is interested in the impact of new and emerging global harmscapes and associated responses, on the evolution of criminology as a field of inquiry.