Posted Nov 22nd 2022

CRISP is very pleased to welcome Sahngmin Shin, who is a PhD student in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.  Sahngmin is researching the relationship between technology and the government and is supervised by Dr. Catherine Jones and Dr. Joe Burton.

Her research interests include Digital Authoritarianism, Cybersecurity, East Asia and Politics in The...

Posted Nov 17th 2022

Guest Editors
Oliver Neumann, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Carina Schott, Utrecht University School of Governance, The Netherlands

Over the last twenty years, Agile management methods have become standard practice in software design and IT companies. The ‘Agile manifesto’ (Beck, 2001) was an important starting point for...

Posted Nov 10th 2022

CRISP is pleased to welcome Sandro Eich, a PhD student from the School of English at the University of St Andrews. Sandro's PhD is provisionally entitled 'Whistleblowing Narratives: Investigating the cultural context(s) and representation(s) of whistleblowing in 21st-century fiction and non-fiction'. He is supervised by Dr James Purdon in the School of English.

Sandro's research...

Posted Nov 3rd 2022

UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds. Available here.

Posted Oct 4th 2022

Surveillance is one of the fundamental sociotechnical processes underpinning the administration, governance and management of the modern world. It shapes how the world is experienced and enacted. The much-hyped growth in computing power and data analytics in public and private life, successive scandals concerning privacy breaches, national security and human rights have vastly increased its...

Posted Oct 3rd 2022

Stirling CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been appointed by the Scottish Government to a Research Advisory Group to oversee research on public space CCTV in Scotland.  The research, led by the University of Glasgow, is intended to collate a baseline of evidence in order to better understand the value of public space CCTV and to identify what can be learned from other...

Posted Aug 18th 2022

There is widespread public support for police officers in Scotland to wear body cameras when attending incidents, but certain pitfalls must be avoided, new research highlights.

Police Scotland commissioned researchers from the University of Stirling to understand how body worn video (BWV) has been used effectively, elsewhere in the UK and internationally, in ways that best support...

Posted Aug 11th 2022

Hearty congratulations go to CRISP St Andrews PhD student Janis Wong, who has been awarded her PhD. Janis's thesis was entitled "Co-creating Data Protection Solutions Through A Commons". In her thesis Janis explored the feasbility of creating a data protection commons for online learning. She found that a data protection-focused data commons - as a socio-technical framework - can support the...

Posted Jun 30th 2022

CRISP researchers have produced a commissioned research report to support the provision of Body-Worn Video (BWV) Cameras in policing in Scotland.  The research was commissioned by Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Institute for Police Research (SIPR) in autumn 2021.  The report captures existing knowledge about the experiences and implications of the police...

Posted Jun 22nd 2022

Special Issue of Information Polity, Volume 27, No.2.

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Contents include:

Introduction to the Special Issue
Johann Cas, Paul De Hert, Maria Grazia Porcedda and Charles D. Raab

The European PNR Directive as an instance of pre-emptive, risk-based algorithmic security and its implications for the regulatory framework - Elisa Orrù