Dr Julie Berg

Associate Director, SCCJR

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

University of Glasgow


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, South Africa.

She is a 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 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. She runs the ESI’s Glasgow Hub (ESI@GLA) which focuses on exploring the impacts of new risk harmscapes on security institutions, collaborative arrangements, and democratic policing.

Further to this, Julie co-leads the Network on Intelligence and Security Practices in African Countries (NISPAC) which is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners focused on exploring the role of security and intelligence services (state and non-state) in the African context, thereby addressing deficits in knowledge on this topic. Julie’s research interests also include: innovations in security governance, collaborative policing and policing networks, community safety, as well as issues of legitimacy, accountability and democratic security provision.

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 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.

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University of Glasgow

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
University of Glasgow
Ivy Lodge,
63 Gibson Street
G12 8LR


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