Transnational security cuts across a number of research interests at the Centre for Crime Policy and Research (CCPR), including terrorism and organised crime.
A growing trend globally is the viable, humane and secure movement of people into and out of sovereign seas, territories and borders.
National, regional and international law, protocols, conventions and agreements produce a checkerboard of practices, orders and structures for the flow of people. This includes migrants, asylum seekers, temporary workers and smuggled or trafficked people.
The understanding of mobility and security asks how policy is informed through the evaluation of risk, security, economy, natural rights and social and public goods.
At the CCPR we're asking how policy is being informed by ideologically informed evaluations of risk, security, economy, natural rights and social and public goods. It examines the role of colonialism, sexism, racism and militarism in producing culturally meaningful borders.
Movement of people across borders remains a prominent issue for policy makers and academics alike, so two key areas of criminological interest for us is people movements and protection of human rights and security.