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Albin Muff

Qualification: education science (Dr. phil., diploma university)
Work priorities: further education of police trainers/teachers, evaluation
Publications: experiential learning, digitalization
Organisation: Bavarian Police, department for police training and further education

  • Challenges for the police training after COVID-19 – Seeing the crisis as a chance
Ana Romano
  • Police Work, Training, and Education Challenges by the COVID-10 Pandemic: A Criminal Investigation Perspective from Portugal
András Lichtenstein

András Lichtenstein, LL.M. is a Lecturer in Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Szeged (Hungary) and is specialized in Hungarian, European and Comparative Criminal Procedure. He graduated in Law with a major in Criminal Justice and holds a joint Master’s (LL.M.) in German Law and Legal Translation from the Universities Potsdam and Szeged. He is a Digital Training Coordinator at the Faculty of Law, and a Member of Management and Academic Staff of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education „DIGICRIMJUS: New challenges for teaching researching and practicing criminal law in the digital age”.
Mr. Lichtenstein has held multiple scholarships for his academic excellence over the past years (e.g., Hungarian Ministry of Justice Students’ Scholarship, New National Excellence Scholarship, Young Talents’ Fellowship) and has 13 published research papers total, 4 of those in English, 1 in German. For his most recent work, “The Independence of the Prosecution Services and the ECJ’s Interpretation of the Term Judicial Authority” he won the I. Prize Award by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Committee in Szeged.
He is currently finishing his PhD dissertation focusing on public prosecution systems in Europe, including the role and organisation of law enforcement agencies and police-prosecutor relationships. He is also committed to the research of the new challenges and opportunities faced by criminal justice as a result of digitalization.

  • DIGICRIMJUS and CLaER - Effective methods of teaching criminal law digitally during the pandemic
Andras L. Pap

András L. Pap is Professor at the Law Enforcement Faculty of the Ludovika University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary. He is also Research Professor and Head of the Department for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the (formerly Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies, as well as Professor of Law at the Institute of Business Economics at Eötvös University (ELTE)in Budapest, Hungary. He is also Adjunct (Recurrent Visiting) Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria.
He was visiting scholar at NYU Law School’s Global Law Program, and Marie-Curie Fellow at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
His research interest include comparative constitutional law, human rights, law enforcement, in particular hate crimes, discrimination and the conceptualization of race and ethnicity.
In 2018 he founded the International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on identity, race and ethnicity in constitutional law.
Select recent publications
Neglect, marginalization and abuse: hate crime legislation and practice in the labyrinth of identity politics, minority protection and penal populism, Nationalities Papers The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Volume 49 Issue 3. (2020)
Harassment: A Silver Bullet to Tackle Institutional Discrimination, But No Panacea for all Forms of Dignity and Equality Harms, (2019), Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics 2(5):
Democratic Decline in Hungary, Routledge, 2018.

  • Populist pressures, Policing and the Pandemia: Lessons and Challenges for Police Management
Andreea Jantea

Andreea Jantea is currently working as a sociologist at the Research and Crime Prevention Institute within the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police. She holds a a masters degree in Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security from the University of Essex.

  • New challenges for Police during the pandemics and specific actions to counteract them in Romania
Anine Kriegler
  • Policing South Africa’s Lockdown: Making Sense of Ambiguity amidst Certainty?
Arunas Paulauskas

Deputy Police Commissioner General of Lithuanian Police

  • Pandemic challenges and opportunities in policing
Assistant Chief Constable Gerd Enkling

Assistant Chief Constable; started as a classic patrol officer, then studied for a bachelor's degree and switched to the criminal police and various positions on the staff. In 2000, master's degree at the Münster Police College. Since 2013 responsible for the education and training of the Bavarian police.

  • Challenges for the police training after COVID-19 – Seeing the crisis as a chance
Carmen Castro Garcés

Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources by the University of Valencia. Her career began with the management of HR in the private sector. In 2005 she joined the Public Administration working as permanent civil servant with the category of local police officer in the city councils of Peñíscola (Castellón), Benicarló (Castellón) and the city of Valencia in the areas of traffic and citizenship safety. Nowadays, she works in the European Projects Department of the Valencia Local Police as Project Manager of the different European projects the Local Police participates in. Among others, she is the project manager in PLV of the STAMINA project.

  • The role of LEAs and the use of IT tools for a coordinated response in pandemic crisis management: STAMINA project
Cláudia Santa Cruz

Master in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology at the Institute of Applied Psychology. Trainer in the Behavioral Field, particularly in Stress Management, Conflict and Motivation. Evaluator of psychological profiles in Community Policing projects. Head of Division of Studies, Planning and Control of the Lisbon Municipal Police / Lisbon Municipality.

  • Lisbon community policing training strategy - Out running COVID-19 Crisis from a safety distance
Cristina Soeiro
  • Police Work, Training, and Education Challenges by the COVID-10 Pandemic: A Criminal Investigation Perspective from Portugal
Denise Martin
  • Police Organisational Learning through Covid-19 - a UK Case Study
Edina Kriskó
  • What society expects and receives – The press conferences of the Operational Group during the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic
Elrena van der Spuy
  • Policing South Africa’s Lockdown: Making Sense of Ambiguity amidst Certainty?
Enrique Aguilar Serrano
  • Commissioner at the Spanish National Police. Head of the Intelligence Coordination Area.
  • University degree in Law.
  • Master in Public and Strategic Security.
  • Lecturer in Criminology at the National University of Distance Education.
  • Co-author of several articles at profesional magazines.
  • COVID-19 CRIME IMPACT
Eszter Kovács Szitkay

Eszter Kovács Szitkay is a junior research fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies and a PhD student at the Ludovika University of Public Service, Doctoral School of Law Enforcement. Her research interests include law enforcement law, criminology and minority rights.

  • Populist pressures, Policing and the Pandemia: Lessons and Challenges for Police Management
Evaldas Visockas

Since 2019 works at Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Police Performance Analysis and Control Board. Previously worked at Law Institute of Lithuania (2011-2018), Centre for Crime Prevention of Lithuania (1997-2016).
MA in IT, BA in Statistics at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Now Phd. candidate of sociology at Vilnius University.
Areas of research and work: police performance, innovation in police, police and society relationship, crime prevention.

  • Changing police image and perception of police in pandemic times
Eyrún Eyþórsdóttir

Assistant professor in police studies at the University of Akureyri and a former police detective chief inspector at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, Iceland. Specialist on police in diverse societies/communities, hate crime and minorities relations to the police.

  • Online education on diversity for police in Iceland
Fazeelat Duran

Dr Fazeelat Duran is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Centre of Applied Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK. Fazeelat has considerable experience in conducting research with front-line law enforcement staff and first responders to improve their workplace mental health and wellbeing. In her fellowship, she is working with “at-risk staff” in police, law enforcement and justice organisations to uncover the mechanisms for psychological harm through the novel combination of a mix of methodological approaches and a longitudinal design.

  • Impact of the current pandemic on intelligence and analytical practitioners working in police and law enforcement organisations
Filipe Reina Fernandes

Master in Information Security and Cyberspace Law and in Military Science - Security specialization.
Captain - Commander of the Support Company of the Intervention Unit from Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal.
Master Thesis: "Artificial Intelligence, Security and Rights", 2021.
Master Thesis: "Cybersecurity and the Critical Infrastructures: The GNR", 2013.

  • Artificial Intelligence impact on Security and Rights
Gary Cordner

Gary Cordner is Academic Director in the Education and Training Section of the Baltimore Police Department. Most recently he served as Chief Research Advisor for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) LEADS Scholars Program and Senior Police Advisor for ICITAP (USDOJ) in Ukraine. He was a CALEA Commissioner (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) for nine years and has been associated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing since its inception. He is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University, where he served as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety. Earlier in his career he was a police officer and police chief in Maryland and obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Cordner was founding editor of Police Quarterly and is past editor of the American Journal of Police; author of Police Administration (10th edition); and co-author of Police & Society (8th edition). He authored several monographs for the COPS Office and NIJ, was Co-PI of the National Police Research Platform, and is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).

  • Police Training in Baltimore (USA) During the Pandemic
Gorazd Meško

Gorazd Meško is a professor of criminology at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia. He received a national award for excellence in social sciences for his research on environmental criminology in 2014 and recognition from the National Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for his research on legitimacy in criminal justice in 2020. His research interests include the provision of local safety and security, legitimacy of policing, victimology and penology. He has recently conducted a study on crime during the covid-19 pandemic and edited a special issue of the Journal of Criminal Investigation and Criminology on crime, covid-19 and social control in Slovenia. He is also active in a group of international scholars who study crime and social control during covid-19 pandemics internationally, headed by Manuel Eisner from the University of Cambridge, UK. His e-mail: gorazd.mesko@um.si

  • Police, Criminal Investigation and COVID-19 in Slovenia - Preliminary Analyses
Hans O Löfgren

Assistant professor (Med.PhD) with special interest in psychology and psychiatry.
Police education, Umeå university, Northern Sweden.

Current projects:
Pandemic Effects on Law Enforcement Training & Practice.
Can smaller caliber help police students markmenship.
How do police education relate to active duty.

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of police officers. Preliminary results of a Portuguese sample
Ioan-Cosmin Mihai

Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI is a researcher, professor, trainer, and conference speaker, with an experience of more than 16 years in cybercrime and cybersecurity. He is a cybercrime training officer at the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), associate professor at “Al. I. Cuza” Police Academy, visiting professor at the University Politehnica of Bucharest and “Carol I” National Defence University, Romania, honorary professor at CT University, India, and vice president of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA).

  • The evolution of cyber-attacks during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Iulian Coman

Iulian Coman is currently analyst/training officer - seconded national expert at the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training from 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' Police Academy Bucharest, with a broad experience in law enforcement training, international cooperation, public relations and analysis. Formerly a border police investigator dealing with cross-border criminality at the Romanian Coast Guard, international relations officer, trainer, spokesperson and PhD candidate in public order and national security with the 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' Police Academy Bucharest.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on social media criminality
Iwona Frankowska

Ms. Iwona Frankowska holds the position of Training Project Officer at Frontex, in the Training Unit, in Capacity Building Division, since 2016. She was the project manager of the Basic Training for the European Border and Coast Guard Standing Corps Category 1, being responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the training for the very first iteration. The training was conducted simultaneously in two training centres in Poland in 2020.
Moreover, she is the project manager of the Common Core Curriculum for Border and Coast Guard Basic Training, and Mid-level Management Training in the EU (CCC Basic and CCC ML). Based on the EU legislation, these two curricula are setting the standards for the national border and coast guard training in the EU Member States. The responsibility covers all phases of the curriculum: development, implementation, evaluation, and update. The evaluation mechanism, Common Core Curriculum – Interoperability Assessment Programme (CCC-IAP) falls into Ms. Frankowska portfolio.
Prior to working at Frontex she was a Polish border guard officer and held the position of lecturer in the Border Guard Training Centre in Kętrzyn, Poland. She has two master’s degree, being a graduate of Nicolai Copernicus University in Torun, of Warsaw University and Gdansk University in the field of philology, education and training and European Studies. Ms. Frankowska has proven academic competences and professional expertise in the fields of border security and management, and training. Furthermore, she has certified experiences in project management and application of Kirkpatrick’s model into training design.

  • Towards Common Values and Culture – Challenges and Solutions in Developing the Basic Training of the European Standing Corps in Pandemic.
Jason Colclough

Researcher at Trilateral Research. MA in Sociology.

  • Countermeasures to protect children from exploitation online, in light of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions
Jessica Woodhams

Professor Jessica Woodhams is a chartered psychologist and an HCPC-registered forensic psychologist. Her primary areas of research are policing and sexual offending. She regularly co-produces research with international police and law enforcement and is the founder of the international academic-practitioner C-LINK network (Crime Linkage International NetworK), and Co-Director of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing at the University of Birmingham.

  • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on stranger sex offending in the UK
João Oliveira

Dr. João Oliveira is the Director of the Institute of Criminal Police and Criminal Sciences of Portugal.

  • Police Work, Training, and Education Challenges by the COVID-10 Pandemic: A Criminal Investigation Perspective from Portugal
Jonas Grutzpalk

1991-2003 Studies Law, Political Science, Sociology and Religious Science Münster, Bonn and Oxford
/ 2002 PhD in Sociology Bonn University / 2003-2009 office for the protection of the constitution (interior intelligence service) of the Land Brandenburg / since 2009 professor for sociology and political science at HSPV NRW (university for applied science for police and public administrarion). Publications on knowledge management, political extremism, sociology of religion.

  • Porous Passivity. How German police officers reflect their organisation’s learning processes during the pandemic
José Antunes Fernandes
  • Lisbon community policing training strategy - Out running COVID-19 Crisis from a safety distance
José Francisco Pavia

Associate Professor of Lusíada University of Lisbon and Porto, Portugal.
Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Grenoble, France.
Senior Researcher at CLIPIS and CERDAP2. Focal Point of Minerva Foundation at CEPOL. Member of the editorial team of CEPOL European Research and Science Bulletin.

  • Disinformation campaigns and fake news in pandemic times. What role for law enforcement and security forces?
Jyoti Belur

Dr. Jyoti Belur qualified in Economics at the University of Mumbai where she worked as a lecturer before joining the Indian Police Service and serving as a senior police officer in the North of India.
She has a Masters in Police Management from Osmania University and, after leaving the police, went on to complete a Masters in Human Rights at the University of Essex. Dr. Belur’s PhD thesis on the Police Use of Deadly Force in Mumbai was completed at the London School of Economics.
Now an Associate Professor in Policing at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science she has undertaken research for the UK Home Office, College of Policing, ESRC and the Metropolitan Police Service. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Belur has numerous published works, including over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and several reports. She was awarded the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to conduct research on the topic: ‘Countering Naxal Terrorism: Police Perspectives’ in India. She currently also serves in an advisory capacity on the Expert Panel for the Youth Endowment Fund and is a member of the London Policing Ethics Panel.
Dr Belur is interested in methodological issues and is a qualitative research methods expert. Her research interests include policing, police training and education, evaluations, and violence against women and children.

  • The future of blended learning in policing: benefits and challenges
Kelley Moult
  • Policing South Africa’s Lockdown: Making Sense of Ambiguity amidst Certainty?
Kimmo Himberg

Kimmo Himberg is the Rector of the Police University College since 2011 and has over 30 years of experience in police management in his native Finland. He has a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Helsinki and has also studied Criminal Justice Management in the University of Birmingham, UK. He has held expert positions within Interpol, UNODC and the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes ENFSI. In 2004-2006 he worked for the Council of Europe in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Himberg is an adjunct professor in quality management at the University of Helsinki. In 2019-2020 he chaired the CEPOL Management Board.

  • COVID-19: The legacy of the pandemic in police education
Krisztina Karsai (Prof. Dr.)

Prof. Dr. Krisztina KARSAI – full professor, head of unit, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Science, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Szeged
Krisztina Karsai is specialized in European and international criminal law, and criminal policy. Since 2000, she has been a member of the expert group of the Ministry of Justice for combating drug problems and, since 2005, for crime prevention. She is active in international networks of criminal sciences; she prepared more times Hungarian reports for the world congresses of the AIDP, of IFCCLGE, of ISSD, of EAK+. She is guest professor of three universities (University of Istanbul, University of Oradea, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law), and she gives many guest lectures in German and Spanish universities.
She delivered reports as a contracted expert of European projects (since 2012) in granted projects with relevant subjects (sanctioning system, the disposal of confiscated assets, organised crime etc.). Her position as an independent expert of the Commission (DG Justice; Fields of justice, freedom and security; criminal justice, prevent and combat criminality) allowed her to take a part also in evaluation procedures of tenders (since 2013). She has been granted with Jean Monnet Chair (2016-2019), the title of her project: Legal Innovation for Citizens, the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Recently she is an expert in the Eurojust Euromed Justice project.
Krisztina Karsai is the author of many books and articles on Hungarian and European criminal law and policy; she is editor and co-author of the new Commentary on the new Hungarian Criminal Code of 2012.
A native Hungarian speaker, also fluent in German and English. She is the Honorary Consul of Austria in South-East Hungary.
She has got the Hungarian Order of Merit Officer's Cross awarded for excellent and distinguished service in the field of criminal law research and education in 2017, a "Shortlisted" award on the QS Wharton Reimagine Education Award (Ethical Visualisation of Criminal Cases) in 2015 and the Hungarian Higher Education Medallion (Ministry of Human Resources, Hungary) in 2014. She is the leading researcher of the consortium between the University of Szeged, the University of Konstanz and the University of Istanbul on "New challenges for teaching, researching and practising criminal law in the digital age" (2020-1-HU01-KA203-078670).

  • DIGICRIMJUS and CLaER - Effective methods of teaching criminal law digitally during the pandemic
Lola Valles

Lola Valles, PhD, holds a position as head of research at the Police Academy of the Institute for Public Security of Catalonia, Spain. She has written her PhD dissertation, published in 2019, on the process of becoming a police officer. Her main research interests are police culture, gender and professional identity. She is a lecturer on research methods and police study cases at the University of Barcelona.

  • Strategies to keep students engaged in online training: results of a study on police recruits online learning during the Pandemic
Luis Malheiro
  • A longitudinal study on the health and well-being of cadets from the Portuguese Gendarmerie during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mara Mignone

Criminologist, Scientific Coordinator at RISSC-Research Centre on Security and Crime (IT).
Legal background and PhD in Criminology. She has consolidated experience in education/training, research activity and research coordination within national/international research projects, mostly co-financed by the EU Commission and public/private organisations. Her priority thematic areas of interest are ICT facilitated crime, with a special focus on illegal trafficking activities (e.g. medicines, drugs, NPS, firearms, tobacco) and economic organised crime

  • Training and Education during the Pandemic Crisis: H2020 ANITA Project experience
Maria Alvanou

Dr. Maria Alvanou is a Criminologist (International Research Doctorate in Criminology- University of Trento). She is a tutor at the University of EssexOnline (Department of Criminology, https://online.essex.ac.uk/kolbiography/dr-maria-alvanou/) and associated teaching staff at the Neapolis University Pafos (teaching Homeland Security online, https://www.nup.ac.cy/faculty/maria-alvanou/). She is actively engaged in the study of security issues, like: terrorism, various forms of extremist violence and radicalization to them, social unrest and the framework of prevention and countering measures for the forementioned phenomena. In her research she shows special interest about gender, with her doctoral thesis regarding women perpetrators in suicide attacks and her later scholar work on women and far right movements. Her postdoctoral research (supported by the IKY foundation) examined Internet incitement to terrorism. She holds a postgraduate studies title in History, Philosophy & Sociology of Law (AUTH). She is a member of ITSTIME Research Team for Security, Terroristic Issues& Managing Emergencies (Catholic University of Milan) and the Radicalisation Awareness Network expert pool. She is member of international expert networks, has lectured and participated in conferences abroad and her teaching experience includes Greek Police schools. She is a Supreme Court Defense Lawyer and as a Mediator and Fellow of the World Mediation Organization she focuses especially on conflict. Currently as member of the Working Group “Covid19 and Viral Violence” she looks into forms of violence related to the pandemic with the support of CONVERGE (National Science Foundation-funded initiative headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder).

  • "Corona Crimes" and law enforcement: implications for policing during the pandemic
Maria (Maki) Haberfeld

Dr. Maria (Maki) Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She holds a PhD in Criminal Justice from City University of New York. She served in the Israeli Defense Forces in a counter-terrorist unit and left the army at the rank of a Sergeant. Later she served in the Israel National Police and left the force at the rank of Lieutenant. She is one of the co-creators of Police Leadership Program for the NYPD sworn officers and the Academic Director of this program since its creation in 2001. In addition, she has created the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute for Police Chiefs in NY State and created an on-line Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate. She has trained police forces around the country and the world including, the Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Poland, India, China, Cyprus, Turkey, Mongolia, Taiwan and conducted research in over 70 police departments in the US and in 35 countries. She was a Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Justice sponsored grant, studying Community Policing in Poland and a co-PI on a number of other grants on studying police integrity and on counter terrorism police responses post 9/11.
Dr. Haberfeld also developed and trained some units of the US Military forces, including the U.S. Marines.
She has published 22 academic books on policing and over 50 book chapters and journal articles in peer reviewed publications. Her books were translated into 3 languages and are used by police departments around the country and around the world

  • Transitioning the in person into a fully online training – the impact of a year under pandemic on police professional development
Martin Bartness
  • Police Training in Baltimore (USA) During the Pandemic
Mary Muscat

Dr Mary Muscat is a full-time academic with the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta and trains police recruits in Criminal Law at the Academy. She also practices as a Child Advocate at the Family Court and Juvenile Court in Malta and as Legal Aid in domestic violence cases. She is currently the Research and Science Correspondent (RSC) for Malta. Prior to joining academia, she spent 13 years in the Malta Police in the rank of Inspector.

  • Community Policing in Malta during Covid-19
Megan O'Neill

Megan O’Neill is a Reader in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee and an Associate Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR). Her work focuses on aspects of police culture, stop and search, community policing, public sector pluralisation in policing and surveillance practices of the state.

  • Policing during a pandemic: for the public health or against the usual suspects?
Michael Levi

Michael Levi graduated from Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton, and has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff since 1991. His main work has been making sense of the linkages and differences between white-collar and organised crime and their public and private sector controls, intersecting with corruption and money laundering locally and transnationally. This and his efforts to improve corruption and economic crime prevention and criminal justice has previously won him major research prizes from the British and American Societies of Criminology, the first lifetime Tackling Economic Crime Award in the UK in 2019, and the Rule of Law Committee/UNODC Corruption Research and Education prize in 2020. His current projects include Fraud and its relationship to Pandemics and Economic Crises from 1850 to the Present; The impact of technologies on criminal markets and Transnational organised crime; and cyber-enabled fraud and money laundering projects.
See further, http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38041-levi-michael

  • Frauds, the Pandemic and Crime Control
Michael Rowe

Mike Rowe is a Lecturer at the Management School at the University of Liverpool. His research interests at present are in policing, more in particular ethnographic study of police discretion, observing uniformed officers in the course of their duties. His research reflects a coming together of two interests, in public services and in ethnographic research. Since 2012 his is founder and co-editor of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=joe).

  • Policing during a pandemic: for the public health or against the usual suspects?
Micha Fuchs

Micha Fuchs joined the Department of Police Training and Education of the Bavarian Police in 2018. His area of operations includes the development and evaluation of the police training, especially in the field of digitalisation and teacher training courses. Aside from his job, he is also working on his dissertation to become a PhD in Educational Science.
Before joining the Bavarian police, he obtained a master's degree in Educational Sciences at the Free University of Berlin, a bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Jena and worked three years as a counsellor with young adults.

  • Challenges for the police training after COVID-19 – Seeing the crisis as a chance
Michele Riccardi
  • Organised crime infiltration in the Covid-19 economy: emerging schemes and possible prevention strategies
Mika Sutela

I am working as an Information Analyst at the Police Traffic Safety Centre at the Helsinki Police Department. My background is academic with a PhD in criminal law. My research has focused on quantitative criminology and criminal justice issues, such as policing and sentencing.

  • Serious traffic offences in Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic
Monica den Boer

Monica den Boer was appointed as Professor of Military Policing Operations at the Netherlands Defence Academy on 1 June 2020. Prior to this appointment, she held a Parliamentary seat for the social-liberal party D66 since 31 October 2017. She was employed at the Netherlands Police Academy in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (2003-2016), largely in combination with a Chair of Comparative Public Administration at the VU University Amsterdam (2004-2012). She published widely on European justice and home affairs and police co-operation and engaged in research, teaching, coaching as well as supervision. A recent publication by hers is “Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective”, an edited collection published by Edward Elgar in 2018.

  • Policing, Security and the COVID Crisis: Comparative European Perspectives
Monica Diniz

Monica Diniz is a sociologist, Head of the Prevention, Security and International Relations Division of the Lisbon Municipal Police (LMP). Master on Sociology and Planning, has been developing her work in the area of Police-Citizens cooperation with a main focus on the implementation of bottom-up collective approaches for crime-prevention. Responsible for the development of the Community Policing Model in Lisbon, characterized by the establishment of local partnerships between the Police and local partners aiming to enhance community capacity building to address security issues at local level, namely on multicultural territories. Has been working in the methodological transferability of the community policing model both in national and international contexts, namely in cooperation with the Council of Europe. Participates in projects on international cooperation in the field of Community Policing, Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning and Intercultural approach on security and safety issues. Trainer and co-author of several publications on Community Policing.

  • Lisbon community policing training strategy - Out running COVID-19 Crisis from a safety distance
Natasha Janika Laudi

Natasha Janika Laudi graduated with honours in Criminology and her final year dissertation focused on ‘Domestic Violence Perpetrated by Police Officers’. Presently reading for a Community Action and Development Master’s degree with the University of Malta, her curious and inquisitive nature led her to research the newly-introduced Community Policing model in Malta. Having previously been employed with the National Statistics Office, she currently serves as an Executive within the Monitoring Department in the social welfare Aġenzija Sapport,

  • Community Policing in Malta during Covid-19
Norbert Leonhardmair
  • Making sense of heterogenous data on domestic violence during the pandemic
Paul Herbinger

Herbinger, Paul, MA (Sociology - Friedrich Schiller University, Jena), is a researcher at the Vienna Centre for Societal Security. His research in socio-legal studies and criminology includes policing the pandemic, European projects on multiagency interventions into cases of high-risk domestic violence, as well as national projects on forensic cryptocurrency investigations. His previous work in the field of HIV/Aids prevention involved the development of monitoring systems for the HIV-intervention Join-in Circuit, Zambia for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Afya Mzuri. He is currently an editor for Mosaik-Blog and a lecturer on qualitative research on domestic violence interventions at the University for Applied Sciences St.Pölten.

Most recent publication:
Herbinger, P., Neunkirchner, M., & Leonhardmair, N. (2020). European Legislation to Fight Domestic Violence. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (20). Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/415

  • Policing in Times of the Pandemic: Police-Public relations in the interplay of global pandemic response and individual discretionary scope
  • Making sense of heterogenous data on domestic violence during the pandemic
Peter Neyroud

Dr Peter Neyroud CBE QPM CCMI
Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing and Director of the Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Criminology and Police Management
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DA
General Editor of Policing, A Journal of Policy and Practice
Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group

  • A European Perspective on Police Organizational Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ramunė Jakštienė
  • Academic Title
    PhD
  • Professional Rank
    lecturer;
    researcher
  • Current Employing Organisation or Institution
    Mykolas Romeris University Public Security Academy, Kaunas, Lithuania;
    Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania;
  • Major projects
    Working as an expert for EU, World Bank, Council of Europe
  • Protection Against Domestic Violence: Pandemic Effects and Challenges
Roger von Laufenberg

Researcher at the Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE) on Fairness in Algorithms. Recent PhD-graduate from the University of St Andrews, School of Management on big data surveillance in marketing.

  • Policing in Times of the Pandemic: Police-Public relations in the interplay of global pandemic response and individual discretionary scope
Rui Pereira
  • A longitudinal study on the health and well-being of cadets from the Portuguese Gendarmerie during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sandra Walkate

Sandra Walklate is currently Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology (Liverpool, UK) conjoint Chair of Criminology (Monash, Australia). She is also President of the British Society of Criminology. Internationally recognised for her work in victimology/criminal victimisation, this has over the last 10 years become focused on policy responses to domestic abuse. Her most recent publications include: 2020 Handbook of Feminism, Criminology and Social Change (Co-edited with K. Fitz-Gibbon, JM Maher and J. McCulloch) Emerald Publishing and also published in 2020 Counting the Costs Towards a Global Femicide Index (Co-authored book with K. Fitz-Gibbon, JM Maher and J. McCulloch) London: Routledge. She is currently the PI on an ESRC funded project examining policing and criminal justice responses to domestic abuse during the covid pandemic.

  • Domestic abuse: policing innovations during the pandemic. Lessons from England and Wales.
Sanja Delač Fabris
  • The impact of stress caused by the Covid 19 pandemic on the police work and procedures
Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich

Sanja Kutnjak Ivković is Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University. She holds a doctorate in criminology (University of Delaware) and a doctorate in law (Harvard University). Dr. Kutnjak Ivković is currently serving as Chair of the International Division, American Society of Criminology. Her research focuses on comparative and international criminology, criminal justice, and law. Dr. Kutnjak Ivković received the 2017 Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Justice, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section. Her recent books include Police Integrity in South Africa (2020), Exploring Police Integrity (2019), and Police Integrity across the World (2015). Her work has appeared in leading academic and law journals such as the Law and Society Review; Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology; Criminology and Public Policy; Law and Policy; Stanford Journal of International Law; Cornell International Law Journal; Crime, Law, and Social Change; European Journal of Criminology; Policing and Society; Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management; Police Quarterly.

  • A European Perspective on Police Organizational Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sirpa Virta

Professor of policing and police management at Tampere University, Finland. I am also an Adjunct Professor at National Defence University, in Helsinki, and a Visiting Professor at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. I have published a lot of articles and book chapters since 2000, mainly about community policing, security governance and police management. I have also been involved in CEPOL conferences as lecturer, course manager and organiser since 2001.

  • New Public Order? Policing curfew, quarantines and health security threats
Sofie De Kimpe

Sofie De Kimpe is full time Professor of Criminology at the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She is a member of the Crime & Society CRiS research group (https://cris.research.vub.be/en/home). Her main research field is ‘police studies and policing’, with a strong preference for street policing. In this she acquired experience with qualitative ethnographic police research.

  • Policing during a pandemic: for the public health or against the usual suspects?
Svetlozar Markov

Dr. Svetlozar Markov is working in the Department of transnational organized crime in the Bulgarian Academy of the Ministry of the Interior. His research interests are evolution of organized crime, cybercrime, police intelligence and criminal analysis.

  • Police Intelligence Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic
Teresa Silva

I'm a PhD in Psychology and occupy a position as Associate Professor in criminology at Mid Sweden University.
During the past 20 years, I have been researching mental health topics in different populations such as persons with drug addiction problems, adolescent offenders, maltreated children, victims of intimate partner violence, and in the current project, police officers. Police officers, like other frontline workers, had to deal with the harshness of the pandemic in the context of their professional activity but they had also to enforce management strategies in many cases not well received by the population. How has this affected their mental health? That is the focus of my current work.

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of police officers. Preliminary results of a Portuguese sample
Timothy Reno
  • Disinformation campaigns and fake news in pandemic times. What role for law enforcement and security forces?
Vaia Stavrou
  • Effectiveness of an online group intervention that shields police officers against the psychosocial impact of COVID-19
Valentina Scioneri

Project Manager, Research Assistant and Community Manager at RiSSC - Research Centre on Security and Crime. Fields of expertise: illicit drug trafficking, NPS and traditional drugs, terrorism funding, hate speech/hate crime.

  • Training and Education during the Pandemic Crisis: H2020 ANITA Project experience
Vasiliki Romosiou
  • Effectiveness of an online group intervention that shields police officers against the psychosocial impact of COVID-19
Vilius Motiejaitis

Lithuanian police school

  • Training and Education during Pandemic Crisis
Vojko Urbas

Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, General Police Directorate, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Slovenia, e-mail: vojko.urbas@policija.si

  • Police, Criminal Investigation and COVID-19 in Slovenia - Preliminary Analyses
William De Meyer
  • #RépondrePrésent operation: being helpful to citizens
William Graham

Dr William Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, specialising in policing and criminal justice studies, at Abertay University, Dundee. He is a former senior police officer in Glasgow, in the Strathclyde Police force and now part of Police Scotland, and he retired in 2010 after 30 years’ service.

His research interests are policy transfer in international criminal justice in the field of violence prevention initiatives, especially between America and the UK, and general policing studies. The topic of his Doctoral research was an in-depth case study of the policy transfer of the Cincinnati Imitative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) to Glasgow, Scotland, which he has recently successfully completed.
William is a member of Scottish Institute for Police Research (SIPR) and sits on the SIPR Education and Leadership Network. He is also a member of Police Scotland's Violence Prevention Strategy Group, as an academic advisor.
He was part of a Scottish Government research team examining the impact of Organised Crime Gangs on local communities in Scotland that has reported back to Government and is having an impact on the practices of organisations in the country.
He has recently been the Co-Principal Investigator of the team carrying out an evaluation of Police Scotland’s Mobile Working Project, which is part of the ‘Digitally Enabled Policing Programme’ (DEPP). This is an on-going project as part of the Police Scotland ‘Serving a Changing Scotland Strategy’. The MWP project equipped operational officers with a digital mobile policing solution to replace the traditional paper notebook system, to provide remote, live access to key policing information systems.

  • Police Organisational Learning through Covid-19 - a UK Case Study
Zsuzsanna Borbély

PhD student - University of Public Service Doctoral School of Law Enforcement (Budapest, Hungary)
psychologist - Airport Police Directorate (Budapest, Hungary)

  • Mental health of police trainees during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic