Field of Research
The production of security in local areas is constantly changing. Since a couple of years this undergoing change, that is particularly affecting policing, is discussed under the term pluralisation. Nowadays, plural policing in urban areas is a common phenomenon which can be characterised by the following four observations:
Pluralism of stakeholders
Plural policing is characterised by a variety of public, private and civil stakeholders complementing the police as conventional and traditional provider of policing.
Pluralism of competences
Plural policing contains a vast spectrum of stakeholder competences ranging from limited private to wide ranging sovereign responsibilities.
Pluralism of topics
Plural policing deals with a multitude of police as well as non-police relevant issues such as aspects of public order and social phenomenons.
Heterogeneity of pluralism
From municipality to municipality, plural policing differs in stakeholder constellations, structures, practices and processes.
The PluS-i junior research group members are representing complementary scientific disciplines ranging from sociology, criminology, political science, social science to economic science. The subject of plural policing is studied in close cooperation with practitioners and their experiences.
Dr. Nathalie Hirschmann
Head of junior research group
PostDoc (Sociology and Criminology)
Tobias John M.A.
Deputy head of junior research group
Postgraduate (Political Science)
Sigrid Hiller M. A.
(Administrative Science and Criminology)