I am now a University Fellow, but continue
to supervise PhD students, particularly in the areas of community-based
responses to "terrorism" and trafficking in human beings.
We call ourselves the Community Safety Research Group.
I also provide occasional modules in emergencies!
|I am originally a Soviet specialist with an interest
in guerilla warfare, both urban and rural and, consequently in countr-insurgency.
In a long and varied career, I have worked on policing in the UK and
elsewhere and have taught on organised crime, financial crime and
||Outside the University,I
have taught on courses run by the Army Education Corps preparing Army
officers for the Staff College Entrance exam. I was involved in the
Police Inspectors development course
|I took early retirement in July 2005.
I continue to write, but am increasingly
interested in travel. I am looking for overseas consultancy opportunities
and aim to deliver short courses to practitioners. I miss the one
week module we used to deliver to the part-time Police Studies M.A.
This site was originally designed
to back up my teaching iin the Department
of Politics at the University of Exeter. The first attempt with
all its links relevant to European Policing is still visible
here. I then created modules on Comparative
Government and Eastern
Other modules followed and can be found via the sidebar
|. Students studying
crossborder crime and policing in the Third Year suggested that they
would like a website to be part of the assessment for their module,
and the results with many useful links at the end of each site can
be seen here.
I became Director of the Centre
for Police Studies in 1985, returning to the Politics Department
I am always fascinated to hear of the activities of former students,
both from Politics and from Police studies. Please contact me at
My research is now mostly on the areas of Terrorism,
Organised Crime and the cross-border police response.
Working papers relating
to my research are available on this site.
|Evaluation research also interests me. Eric Chui
[Chui Winghong] and Colin Farlow worked with me to produce two evaluation
reports for the Home Office and Avon and Somerset Constabulary between
2000 and 2002. We set up the Unit for Research on Community Safety.