In conflict-ridden and post-conflict societies, some groups in society are more vulnerable than others, and youth may be such a group.
In this project, we have studied the role and engagement of youth in community-oriented policing. Youth have a peculiar role in that they may be seen both as a group in need of special protection by security institutions and as the very group that creates instability and insecurity in fragile societies.
The work package has used research findings to establish a ‘best practice’ police training method and curricula for community-oriented policing. Of interest here is the possible relevance but also the ethical pitfalls of the use of big data in community-based policing.