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Dr Degenhardt Research is dedicated to understanding the complex intertwining of conflict and crime; in relation to global justice claims and securitization of societies, and in the context of the so called ‘war on terror’.

Through her work, she is exploring the multiple connections between military interventions and human rights; policing and security at a distance; but she has also looked at security technology in border control, and crimes against migrant sex workers. In general she is interested in current transformation of forms of social control in late modern societies- at transnational and national level.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Security, Technology, Borders
  • War and Police Continuum: Police in war, and Military in civilian spaces or in Criminal Justice
  • Crime and War, and War Crimes
  • New forms or expression of social control
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Research students

PhD title: Developing an Ethical and Technological Framework to Regulate Private Surveillance Enabled by Augmented Reality Headsets

Name: Hunt Howard
Years of Study: 2018 - 2019
Country: Australia



Alumni: where are they now?

Carey Doyle

PhD title: Migration, Planning and Superdiversity in Rural Northern Ireland and in England

Years of Study: Completed 2017
Country: USA
Current position: Consultant

Richard Montague

PhD title: Challenging Hate Crime in a Divided City

Years of Study: Completed 2014
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Freelance Researcher

Emma Murray

PhD title: Reimagining the Veteran: An Investigation into the Governance of Violent Veterans in the United Kingdom Post 9/11

Years of Study: Completed 2016
Country: England
Current position: Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores.

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