Dr Julie Berg

Senior Lecturer

Dr Julie Berg is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and an Associate Director (Internationalisation) 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. 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) and the global network, the Evolving Securities Initiative (ESI), which comprises scholars and security professionals focusing on the generation of knowledge about existing and emerging harmscapes and associated security governance developments.

Julie’s research interests include state and non-state policing, and plural or polycentric security governance – particularly the nature of plurality, impacts on plurality (such as new technologies), as well as plural adaptations to new harmscapes. Further to this, 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.

Recent publications include:

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. (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. (2020) Private security's accountabilities within polycentric assemblages. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, (doi: 10.1080/01924036.2020.1788959) (Early Online Publication)

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. 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)