Ambassador of CrimRxiv
Affiliation | Universities of Griffith, Cape Town, Montreal and New South Wales
Email | [email protected]
Bio | Clifford Shearing leads the Global Risk Governance programme in the Public Law Department of UCT's Law Faculty. He holds professorships at the Law Faculty, University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology, Griffith University, Australia; and the School of Criminology, University of Montreal. Shearing has, throughout his career, sought to reshape understandings of policing. He, with his collaborators, has coined terms such as “mass private property”, the “governance of security” and “nodal governance” that have become common parlance within the criminological lexicon. His analyses have been influential in developing "policing studies" as an area of enquiry beyond "police studies”. Clifford's current work is focused on reshaping the boundaries of criminological studies in ways that enable criminologists to engage with the shifts in the risk landscapes that are characterising the 21st Century. Shearing has been actively engaged in enhancing the safety of people's lives through a variety of policy and other practical engagements across the globe — for example, in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Kingdom.