GaPS collaborates with Universities in Brisbane

Marleen Easton collaborates with colleagues at UQ, QUT and Griffith University in Brisbane

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GaPS publishes on police academic partnerships

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GaPS presented 'changing dynamics in the uptake of expertise' at IRSPM 2022

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Food for thought #SEGPOL

Marleen Easton is co-chairing the working group on 'Innovation, Technology and Security' in a series of 'Food for thought' sessions organised by the Centre for Policing and Security (CPS) as part of the two-year project 'Staten-Generaal voor de Politie #SEGPOL' . The working group co-organised a roundtable 'Food for thought: technology and innovation in the year 2030' on 9/06/2022.


Jasper De Paepe presented on NIG 2021

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New Book … Out in July 2021!

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Marleen Easton is presiding the Belgian Innovation Center for Security

More information on the activities of this network organisation on the domain of Innovation, Technology and Security can be found through the following link 

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Easton & De Paepe contribute to call for enhanced monitoring of lethal force in Western Europe

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'Governing and Policing Security' (GaPS)

The research group 'Governing Security & Policing' is located at the crossroads between governance, management and criminology. A governance perspective is used to study local, national and international problems related to crime, safety and security. GAPS is focused on (1) the changing nature of security challenges and the changing nature of the actors providing security and control (eg public / private, administrative / judicial), (2) the blurring boundaries between these actors and their power on a policy and operational level (3) the implementation of security policies and its implications for the security actors, their partners and citizens. Since the 1st of October 2013 GaPS is located at the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration at Ghent University.

Anno 2020 GaPS focuses on four central research lines: (1) Governance of Flows, (2) Innovation, Technology and Security, (3) Knowledge Exchange and (4) Security in local Neigborhoods.

This website is currently being reconstructed. Full bibliography of all current and former members can be consulted via

Last Updates

  • Publication: Rappert, B., Adang, O., Daillère, A., De Paepe, J., Dymond, A., Easton, M., & Skinner, S. (2020). Police lethal force and accountability : monitoring deaths in Western Europe. >
  • Publication: De Paepe & Easton (2021).Het monitoren van politiegeweld met de dood als gevolg. Panopticon >

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