Dr Julie Berg

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)

Biography

Dr Julie Berg is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and the Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), at the University of Glasgow. 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. She is a senior research fellow in the Global Risk Governance Programme at the University of Cape Town and a member of the international and inter-disciplinary research network Everyday Political Economy of Plural Policing (EPEPP).

Julie also co-leads a global multi-disciplinary team of scholars, the Small Islands Security Governance Research Group, which aims to build networks, engage in dialogue and conduct research intended to advance how security governance in small islands is conceptualised, understood, and approached.

The objectives of the group are to:

  1. Advance understandings of island jurisdictions as spaces with historical and cultural complexities compounded by interfaces with colonialism and other externalities;
  2. Contextualise crime, violence, harm, and victimhood in Small Island Developing States;
  3. Conduct research on various aspects of security governance in small islands informed by understandings of indigenous ontologies, epistemologies, and mobilisations; and
  4. Improve conceptual and evidence bases to inform sustainable development and security agendas in small islands.

 

Research interests

My research interests include state and non-state policing, and plural or polycentric security governance. I am principally interested in the nature of plurality in security governance through the mapping out of state and non-state nodes within increasingly pluralized environments and the particular role of the private sector (for instance, private security) in these environments. In light of the emergence of new global harms or harmscapes, I am interested in exploring the impacts of new risk harmscapes on security institutions, collaborative arrangements, and democratic policing. Furthermore, I am interested in the contextual factors that impact on pluralised forms of security governance (for instance, the shifting nature of public space, power relations, and public policing provision); the impacts of new and advanced technologies on collaborative and pluralized policing; as well as the impacts of plural policing on achieving inclusive and equitable security governance in line with a public or common good (with a particular focus on legitimacy, accountability, and democratic security provision). Further to this, I am interested in the impact of new and emerging global harmscapes and associated responses, on the evolution of criminology as a field of inquiry as well as exploring the nature and implications of a decolonised criminology, particularly given the disproportionate impact of new harms (such as climate change) on the Global South/LMICs and the need for innovative responses and an adaptive criminology.  

Publications

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2024

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2024) ‘Everything-old-is-new-again’: private urban security governance responses to new harmscapes. Urban Studies, (doi: 10.1177/00420980241231240) (Early Online Publication)

Watson, D., Berg, J. and Laponi, L. (2024) Actioning the human rights agenda and issues of access to justice. In: A Research Agenda for a Human Rights Centred Criminology. Series: Palgrave critical studies in Human rights and criminology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783031462887 (Accepted for Publication)

Cooper-Knock, S.J., Berg, J. and Diphoorn, T. (2024) Publics of policing: Expanding approaches to nodal policing. Policing and Society, 34(1-2), pp. 87-103. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2023.2255922)

2023

Berg, J. (2023) Private security. In: Criminology. Series: Oxford bibliographies. Oxford University Press. (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396607-0329)

2022

Berg, J. and Lamb, G. (2022) Plural Policing in Crisis: Inclusive security provision in violent and unequal societies. In: Watson, D., Amin, S. N., Wallace, W. C., Akinlabi, O. (M.) and Ruiz-Vásquez, J. C. (eds.) Policing the Global South: Colonial Legacies, Pluralities, Partnerships, and Reform. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781003126409 (doi: 10.4324/9781003126409-12)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2022) Private security's accountabilities within polycentric assemblages. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 46(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1080/01924036.2020.1788959)

2021

Berg, J. (2021) Policing reform in the context of plural policing: the South African case. Policing, 15(1), pp. 412-424. (doi: 10.1093/police/paaa075)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2021) Criminology: some lines of flight. Journal of Criminology, 54(1), pp. 21-33. (doi: 10.1177/26338076211014569)

2020

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2020) Polycentric security governance and sustainable development in the Global South. In: Blaustein, J., Fitz-Gibbon, K., Pino, N. W. and White, R. (eds.) The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development. Emerald Publishing Limited: Bingley, pp. 153-173. ISBN 9781787693562 (doi: 10.1108/978-1-78769-355-520201011)

2018

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2018) Governing-through-harm and public goods policing. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 679(1), pp. 72-85. (doi: 10.1177/0002716218778540)

Berg, J. (2018) Review of: Paul Higate and Mats Utas, eds. Private Security in Africa: From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday. London: Zed Books, 2017. viii + 184 pp. ISBN: 9781786990259. African Studies Review, 61(1), pp. 259-260. (doi: 10.1017/asr.2017.137)[Book Review]

Berg, J. and Howell, S. (2018) The private security complex and its regulation in Africa: select examples from the continent. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 41(4), pp. 273-286. (doi: 10.1080/01924036.2017.1364280)

2017

Berg, J. , Lamb, G. and Howell, S. (2017) Report on Research Findings for the Projects: CCOS02940: Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models on Section 6.1-6.13 Neighbourhood Watch & CCOS02941: Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models on Section 5.1-5.3 Community Police Forums. Other. Western Cape Provincial Government Department of Community Safety, Cape Town. (Unpublished)

2016

Berg, J. (2016) Civilian oversight of police in Africa: trends and challenges. In: den Heyer, G. and Prenzler, T. (eds.) Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement. Series: Advances in police theory and practice series. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 9781482234183

2015

Berg, J. (2015) New authorities: relating state and non-state security auspices in South African improvement districts. In: Albrecht, P. and Kyed, H. M. (eds.) Policing and the Politics of Order-making. Taylor & Francis (Routledge): Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415743303

Berg, J. and Howell, S. (2015) Running the gauntlet: police strategies and responses to strike action. In: Hepple, B., le Roux, R. and Sciarra, S. (eds.) Laws Against Strikes: the South African Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective. FrancoAngeli: Milan, pp. 185-205. ISBN 9788891713537

Nakueira, S. and Berg, J. (2015) Innovations in the governance of security: lessons from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In: Albrecht, J. F. (ed.) Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 9781466588059

2014

Berg, J. , Cartwright, J., Lamb, G. and McDonald, C. (2014) Final Report Prepared for the Legal Resources Centre: Breakdown in the Relationship Between the Police and Community in Khayelitsha. Other. Centre of Criminology and the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVi), University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2014) Global non-state auspices of security governance. In: Arrigo, B. A. and Bersot, H. Y. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415781787

Diphoorn, T. and Berg, J. (2014) Typologies of partnership policing: case studies from urban South Africa. Policing and Society, 24(4), pp. 425-442. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2013.864500)

2013

Berg, J. (2013) Civilian oversight of police in South Africa: from the ICD to the IPID. Police Practice and Research, 14(2), pp. 144-154. (doi: 10.1080/15614263.2013.767094)

Berg, J. (2013) Governing security in public spaces: improvement districts in South Africa. In: Lippert, R. K. and Walby, K. (eds.) Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in a Twenty-first Century World. Series: Routledge frontiers of criminal justice. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group): London, UK, pp. 161-175. (doi: 10.4324/9780203107362)

Berg, J. , Akinyele, R., Fourchard, L., van der Waal, K. and Williams, M. (2013) Contested social orders: negotiating urban security in Nigeria and South Africa. In: Bekker, S. and Fourchard, L. (eds.) Governing Cities in Africa: Politics and Policies. HSRC Press: Cape Town, SA. ISBN 9780796924162

2012

Berg, J. (2012) Review of: Security Beyond the State: Private security in international politics by Rita Abrahamsen and Michael C. Williams. African Affairs, 111(444), pp. 496-497. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/ads035)[Book Review]

Ward, C.L. et al. (2012) Violence, violence prevention, and safety: A research agenda for South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 102(4), pp. 215-218. (PMID:22464496)

2011

Berg, J. and Nouveau, J.-P. (2011) Towards a third phase of regulation: re-imagining private security in South Africa. South African Crime Quarterly(38), pp. 23-32. (doi: 10.17159/2413-3108/2011/v0i38a850)

Berg, J. (2011) Best Principles of Collaborative Security Governance: Lessons from the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Other. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. and Gabi, V. (2011) Regulating Private Security in South Africa: Context, Challenges and Recommendations. Documentation. African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum.

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2011) The practice of crime prevention: design principles for more effective security governance. South Africa Crime Quarterly, 36, pp. 23-30. (doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2674002)

Berg, J. (2011) Achieving sustained citizen safety in South Africa. Other. National Planning Commission, South African Government.

2010

Berg, J. (2010) Seeing like private security: Evolving mentalities of public space protection in South Africa. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 10(3), pp. 287-301. (doi: 10.1177/1748895810370315)

Berg, J. (2010) Policing South African cities: plural and spatial perspectives. In: Cools, M. (ed.) Police, Policing, Policy and the City in Europe. Eleven International Publishing: The Hague. ISBN 9789089743374

Berg, J. and van der Spuy, E. (2010) Challenges for the good governance of security in the African context. In: Sagant, V. and Shaw, M. (eds.) International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety: Trends and Perspectives. International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC): Montreal, Quebec, pp. 123-125. ISBN 9782921916691

2009

Berg, J. and Kinnes, I. (2009) An overview of crime in South Africa. Criminologist, 34(3), pp. 22-24.

2008

Berg, J. (2008) Holding South Africa's private security industry accountable : mechanisms of control and challenges to oversight. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 21(1), pp. 87-96.

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2008) Integrated security: assembling knowledges and capacities. In: Williamson, T. (ed.) The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing. Wiley, pp. 389-404. ISBN 9780470028995 (doi: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch18)

2007

Berg, J. (2007) The Accountability of South Africa's Private Security Industry: Mechanisms of Control and Challenges to Effective Oversight. Documentation. Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Newlands, South Africa.

Berg, J. (2007) Child Justice Alliance Court Monitoring Project, Phase Two: Report on the Attendance of Children in Court at Three Magisterial Districts from September to December 2006 and from January to February 2007. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2007) Plural Policing in Cape Town: Recent Trends and Challenges to Oversight. Documentation. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2007) Workshop Report: Innovations in Urban Security Governance Cape Town, 18 September 2007. Other. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

2006

Berg, J. (2006) Child Justice Alliance Monitoring Project: Wynberg Magistrate’s Court: Report on Attendance of Wynberg’s Juvenile Court – June to September 2005. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2006) Implications of prison liberalization on correctional workers’ socio-economic security. In: Rosskam, E. (ed.) Winners or losers? Liberalizing Public Services. ILO: Geneva. ISBN 9789221174974

Berg, J. (2006) Private policing. In: Encyclopedia of Police Science. Routledge.

Berg, J. (2006) Working Annotated Bibliography on Adult and Youth Sex Offenders: National and International Literature 1990-2005. Other. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Shearing, C. and Berg, J. (2006) South Africa. In: Jones, T. and Newburn, T. (eds.) Plural Policing: A Comparative Perspective. Routledge,. ISBN 9780415355117

2005

Berg, J. (2005) The rise of tik and the crime rate. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 18(3), pp. 306-328.

Berg, J. (2005) Audit of Police Oversight in the East African Region. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2005) Overview of Plural Policing Oversight in select Southern African Development Community (SADC) Countries. Documentation. University of Cape Town, Institute of Criminology, Cape Town, SA..

Berg, J. (2005) Police Accountability in Southern African Commonwealth Countries. Documentation. University of Cape Town, Institute of Criminology, Cape Town, SA..

2004

Berg, J. (2004) Challenges to a formal private security industry-SAPS partnership: Lessons from the Western Cape. Society in Transition, 35(1), pp. 105-124. (doi: 10.1080/21528586.2004.10419109)

Berg, J. (2004) Evaluating the SAYStOP Prevention Programme: Preliminary Findings August-October 2004. Other. South African Young Sex Offenders Programme (SAYStOP) Consortium; Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2004) Private policing in South Africa: The Cape Town city improvement district — pluralisation in practice. Society in Transition, 35(2), pp. 224-250. (doi: 10.1080/21528586.2004.10419117)

Berg, J. and Scharf, W. (2004) Crime statistics in South Africa 1994-2003. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 17(1), pp. 57-78.

2003

Berg, J. (2003) Prison privatization developments in South Africa. In: Coyle, A., Campbell, A. and Neufeld, R. (eds.) Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights. University of Chicago Press, pp. 179-188. ISBN 9781842772904

Berg, J. (2003) The private security industry in South Africa: a review of applicable legislation. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 16(2), pp. 178-196.

Berg, J. (2003) Research on Police Accountability and Oversight Mechanisms in South Africa 1998-2003. Project Report. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

2001

Berg, J. (2001) Private prisons : the international debate and its relation to South Africa. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 14(3), pp. 2-12.

Berg, J. (2001) Accountability in private corrections: Monitoring the performance of private prisons in South Africa. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 14, p. 327.

Berg, J. (2001) Contracting corrections: future prospects for a developing country. Crime and Conflict,

2000

Berg, J. (2000) Privatisierung als Chance für die Häftlinge? Der Überblick(54),

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Articles

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2024) ‘Everything-old-is-new-again’: private urban security governance responses to new harmscapes. Urban Studies, (doi: 10.1177/00420980241231240) (Early Online Publication)

Cooper-Knock, S.J., Berg, J. and Diphoorn, T. (2024) Publics of policing: Expanding approaches to nodal policing. Policing and Society, 34(1-2), pp. 87-103. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2023.2255922)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2022) Private security's accountabilities within polycentric assemblages. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 46(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1080/01924036.2020.1788959)

Berg, J. (2021) Policing reform in the context of plural policing: the South African case. Policing, 15(1), pp. 412-424. (doi: 10.1093/police/paaa075)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2021) Criminology: some lines of flight. Journal of Criminology, 54(1), pp. 21-33. (doi: 10.1177/26338076211014569)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2018) Governing-through-harm and public goods policing. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 679(1), pp. 72-85. (doi: 10.1177/0002716218778540)

Berg, J. and Howell, S. (2018) The private security complex and its regulation in Africa: select examples from the continent. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 41(4), pp. 273-286. (doi: 10.1080/01924036.2017.1364280)

Diphoorn, T. and Berg, J. (2014) Typologies of partnership policing: case studies from urban South Africa. Policing and Society, 24(4), pp. 425-442. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2013.864500)

Berg, J. (2013) Civilian oversight of police in South Africa: from the ICD to the IPID. Police Practice and Research, 14(2), pp. 144-154. (doi: 10.1080/15614263.2013.767094)

Ward, C.L. et al. (2012) Violence, violence prevention, and safety: A research agenda for South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 102(4), pp. 215-218. (PMID:22464496)

Berg, J. and Nouveau, J.-P. (2011) Towards a third phase of regulation: re-imagining private security in South Africa. South African Crime Quarterly(38), pp. 23-32. (doi: 10.17159/2413-3108/2011/v0i38a850)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2011) The practice of crime prevention: design principles for more effective security governance. South Africa Crime Quarterly, 36, pp. 23-30. (doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2674002)

Berg, J. (2010) Seeing like private security: Evolving mentalities of public space protection in South Africa. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 10(3), pp. 287-301. (doi: 10.1177/1748895810370315)

Berg, J. and Kinnes, I. (2009) An overview of crime in South Africa. Criminologist, 34(3), pp. 22-24.

Berg, J. (2008) Holding South Africa's private security industry accountable : mechanisms of control and challenges to oversight. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 21(1), pp. 87-96.

Berg, J. (2005) The rise of tik and the crime rate. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 18(3), pp. 306-328.

Berg, J. (2004) Challenges to a formal private security industry-SAPS partnership: Lessons from the Western Cape. Society in Transition, 35(1), pp. 105-124. (doi: 10.1080/21528586.2004.10419109)

Berg, J. (2004) Private policing in South Africa: The Cape Town city improvement district — pluralisation in practice. Society in Transition, 35(2), pp. 224-250. (doi: 10.1080/21528586.2004.10419117)

Berg, J. and Scharf, W. (2004) Crime statistics in South Africa 1994-2003. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 17(1), pp. 57-78.

Berg, J. (2003) The private security industry in South Africa: a review of applicable legislation. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 16(2), pp. 178-196.

Berg, J. (2001) Private prisons : the international debate and its relation to South Africa. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 14(3), pp. 2-12.

Berg, J. (2001) Accountability in private corrections: Monitoring the performance of private prisons in South Africa. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 14, p. 327.

Berg, J. (2001) Contracting corrections: future prospects for a developing country. Crime and Conflict,

Berg, J. (2000) Privatisierung als Chance für die Häftlinge? Der Überblick(54),

Book Sections

Watson, D., Berg, J. and Laponi, L. (2024) Actioning the human rights agenda and issues of access to justice. In: A Research Agenda for a Human Rights Centred Criminology. Series: Palgrave critical studies in Human rights and criminology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783031462887 (Accepted for Publication)

Berg, J. (2023) Private security. In: Criminology. Series: Oxford bibliographies. Oxford University Press. (doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396607-0329)

Berg, J. and Lamb, G. (2022) Plural Policing in Crisis: Inclusive security provision in violent and unequal societies. In: Watson, D., Amin, S. N., Wallace, W. C., Akinlabi, O. (M.) and Ruiz-Vásquez, J. C. (eds.) Policing the Global South: Colonial Legacies, Pluralities, Partnerships, and Reform. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781003126409 (doi: 10.4324/9781003126409-12)

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2020) Polycentric security governance and sustainable development in the Global South. In: Blaustein, J., Fitz-Gibbon, K., Pino, N. W. and White, R. (eds.) The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development. Emerald Publishing Limited: Bingley, pp. 153-173. ISBN 9781787693562 (doi: 10.1108/978-1-78769-355-520201011)

Berg, J. (2016) Civilian oversight of police in Africa: trends and challenges. In: den Heyer, G. and Prenzler, T. (eds.) Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement. Series: Advances in police theory and practice series. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 9781482234183

Berg, J. (2015) New authorities: relating state and non-state security auspices in South African improvement districts. In: Albrecht, P. and Kyed, H. M. (eds.) Policing and the Politics of Order-making. Taylor & Francis (Routledge): Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415743303

Berg, J. and Howell, S. (2015) Running the gauntlet: police strategies and responses to strike action. In: Hepple, B., le Roux, R. and Sciarra, S. (eds.) Laws Against Strikes: the South African Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective. FrancoAngeli: Milan, pp. 185-205. ISBN 9788891713537

Nakueira, S. and Berg, J. (2015) Innovations in the governance of security: lessons from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In: Albrecht, J. F. (ed.) Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 9781466588059

Berg, J. (2014) Global non-state auspices of security governance. In: Arrigo, B. A. and Bersot, H. Y. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415781787

Berg, J. (2013) Governing security in public spaces: improvement districts in South Africa. In: Lippert, R. K. and Walby, K. (eds.) Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in a Twenty-first Century World. Series: Routledge frontiers of criminal justice. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group): London, UK, pp. 161-175. (doi: 10.4324/9780203107362)

Berg, J. , Akinyele, R., Fourchard, L., van der Waal, K. and Williams, M. (2013) Contested social orders: negotiating urban security in Nigeria and South Africa. In: Bekker, S. and Fourchard, L. (eds.) Governing Cities in Africa: Politics and Policies. HSRC Press: Cape Town, SA. ISBN 9780796924162

Berg, J. (2010) Policing South African cities: plural and spatial perspectives. In: Cools, M. (ed.) Police, Policing, Policy and the City in Europe. Eleven International Publishing: The Hague. ISBN 9789089743374

Berg, J. and van der Spuy, E. (2010) Challenges for the good governance of security in the African context. In: Sagant, V. and Shaw, M. (eds.) International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety: Trends and Perspectives. International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC): Montreal, Quebec, pp. 123-125. ISBN 9782921916691

Berg, J. and Shearing, C. (2008) Integrated security: assembling knowledges and capacities. In: Williamson, T. (ed.) The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing. Wiley, pp. 389-404. ISBN 9780470028995 (doi: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch18)

Berg, J. (2006) Implications of prison liberalization on correctional workers’ socio-economic security. In: Rosskam, E. (ed.) Winners or losers? Liberalizing Public Services. ILO: Geneva. ISBN 9789221174974

Berg, J. (2006) Private policing. In: Encyclopedia of Police Science. Routledge.

Shearing, C. and Berg, J. (2006) South Africa. In: Jones, T. and Newburn, T. (eds.) Plural Policing: A Comparative Perspective. Routledge,. ISBN 9780415355117

Berg, J. (2003) Prison privatization developments in South Africa. In: Coyle, A., Campbell, A. and Neufeld, R. (eds.) Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights. University of Chicago Press, pp. 179-188. ISBN 9781842772904

Book Reviews

Berg, J. (2018) Review of: Paul Higate and Mats Utas, eds. Private Security in Africa: From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday. London: Zed Books, 2017. viii + 184 pp. ISBN: 9781786990259. African Studies Review, 61(1), pp. 259-260. (doi: 10.1017/asr.2017.137)[Book Review]

Berg, J. (2012) Review of: Security Beyond the State: Private security in international politics by Rita Abrahamsen and Michael C. Williams. African Affairs, 111(444), pp. 496-497. (doi: 10.1093/afraf/ads035)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Berg, J. , Lamb, G. and Howell, S. (2017) Report on Research Findings for the Projects: CCOS02940: Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models on Section 6.1-6.13 Neighbourhood Watch & CCOS02941: Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models on Section 5.1-5.3 Community Police Forums. Other. Western Cape Provincial Government Department of Community Safety, Cape Town. (Unpublished)

Berg, J. , Cartwright, J., Lamb, G. and McDonald, C. (2014) Final Report Prepared for the Legal Resources Centre: Breakdown in the Relationship Between the Police and Community in Khayelitsha. Other. Centre of Criminology and the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVi), University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2011) Best Principles of Collaborative Security Governance: Lessons from the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Other. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. and Gabi, V. (2011) Regulating Private Security in South Africa: Context, Challenges and Recommendations. Documentation. African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum.

Berg, J. (2011) Achieving sustained citizen safety in South Africa. Other. National Planning Commission, South African Government.

Berg, J. (2007) The Accountability of South Africa's Private Security Industry: Mechanisms of Control and Challenges to Effective Oversight. Documentation. Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Newlands, South Africa.

Berg, J. (2007) Child Justice Alliance Court Monitoring Project, Phase Two: Report on the Attendance of Children in Court at Three Magisterial Districts from September to December 2006 and from January to February 2007. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2007) Plural Policing in Cape Town: Recent Trends and Challenges to Oversight. Documentation. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2007) Workshop Report: Innovations in Urban Security Governance Cape Town, 18 September 2007. Other. Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2006) Child Justice Alliance Monitoring Project: Wynberg Magistrate’s Court: Report on Attendance of Wynberg’s Juvenile Court – June to September 2005. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2006) Working Annotated Bibliography on Adult and Youth Sex Offenders: National and International Literature 1990-2005. Other. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2005) Audit of Police Oversight in the East African Region. Documentation. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2005) Overview of Plural Policing Oversight in select Southern African Development Community (SADC) Countries. Documentation. University of Cape Town, Institute of Criminology, Cape Town, SA..

Berg, J. (2005) Police Accountability in Southern African Commonwealth Countries. Documentation. University of Cape Town, Institute of Criminology, Cape Town, SA..

Berg, J. (2004) Evaluating the SAYStOP Prevention Programme: Preliminary Findings August-October 2004. Other. South African Young Sex Offenders Programme (SAYStOP) Consortium; Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

Berg, J. (2003) Research on Police Accountability and Oversight Mechanisms in South Africa 1998-2003. Project Report. Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

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Grants

2021 - 2022 Accounting for Complexities: An Intersectional Approach to Enhancing Police Practitioner Accountability, Legitimacy and Sustainable Reform (PI), funded by Police Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the Scottish Police Authority. 

2021 - 2022 Tracing Informal and Illicit Plastic Waste Disposal in the Maldives (Co-I), funded by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Development Grant

2020 - 2021 New Research and Teaching Pathways in the Digital Age: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities for Criminologists and Sociologists During Covid-19 (Co-I), funded by the U21 Researcher Resilience Fund 

2018 – 2019 Network on Intelligence and Security Practices in African Countries (NISPAC) (Co-I), funded by Scottish Funding Council and Global Challenges Research Fund 

2018 Democratic Security Governance for the Public Good: Harnessing the Capacities of Non-state Security Nodes (PI), funded by John Robertson Bequest, University of Glasgow                                               

2017 Research Chair in Justice and Security, South African Research Chairs Initiative, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, National Research Foundation, South Africa

2017 Political Assassination in South Africa (PI), funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa

2015 – 2016 Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models for Community Police Forums in the Western Cape (Co-I), funded by the Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa

2015 – 2016 Design of Standard Operating Procedures and Models for Neighbourhood Watches in the Western Cape(PI), funded by the Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa

2015 – 2016 Urban Safety, Violence and Crime in South African Cities (Co-I), funded by the South African Cities Network and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

2015 – 2016 Strengthening Responses to Challenges of Crime, Corruption, Drugs and Terrorism: A Guide for Development Practitioners (Co-I), funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

2010 – 2011 A Whole-of-Society Approach to Safety in the Western Cape (Co-I), funded by the Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa

2010 – 2011 Towards Sustainable Public-Private Partnership Policing in South Africa: A Study of Major Events Policing in the City of Cape Town (PI), funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa

2008 Audit of Police Oversight in Africa (PI), funded by the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum 

2008 Survey on the Civilian Oversight Committee of the Metro Police (PI), funded by the City of Cape Town, South Africa

2006 Pluralisation of Policing in Cape Town (PI), funded by the National Research Foundation, South Africa 

Supervision

I am interested in supervising research projects in the broad areas of policing and security governance, with a particular interest in projects which focus on any of the following themes:

  • Plural policing, partnership policing, security networks, nodal governance or polycentric security governance
  • Non-state policing, private security, community safety or non-state organised violence
  • Everyday security responses to climate harms, climate gating
  • Police/policing reform, regulation and accountability or democratic policing

 

Teaching

Current

Undergraduate

  • Sociology 1B: Critical Research in Contemporary Societies (lecturer) 

Past

Undergraduate

  • Crime, Violence, and Social Control in Africa (course convener and lecturer)
  • Sociology 1B: Critical Research in Contemporary Societies (lecturer) 

Postgraduate

  • Criminology Dissertation: Methods Lab (course convener and lecturer)
  • Criminal Justice: Current Issues, Comparative Challenges (lecturer)
  • Criminological Perspectives on Security and Globalisation (course convener and lecturer)
  • Criminological Theory in Context (course convener and lecturer)

Additional information

Roles and affiliations:

  • Associate Director (Internationalisation) of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (2020-2022)
  • PGT Criminology Convenor (2019-2022, 2024)
  • External Examiner, Postgraduate LLM, Criminology Subject Area, Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh (2018-2022)
  • Member, European Society of Criminology (2020 - )
  • Member, British Society of Criminology (2018 - )
  • Member, Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (2007 - )
  • Editorial Board member, Acta Criminologica (2013 - )
  • Senior research fellow, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2017 - )