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Summary of Research Interests

My research interests are largely in criminology related to police corruption, state corruption and methods of crime control. In particular, I like to study police corruption in developing and war-torn states and how it impacts on poverty, development and terrorism. My research includes mechanisms of crime control within indigenous environments, namely in developing and war-torn contexts. Moreover, I research on other criminology-related disciplines. These include international terrorism and human rights.   

Research interests

Selected Publications

  • Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. and Singh, Danny (eds.) (2019) Comparative Just War Theory: An Introduction to International Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Explorations in Contemporary Social-Political Philosophy. ISBN: 978-1-5381-1209  
  • Singh, Danny (2019) 'The Management of Legal Pluralism and Human Rights in Decentralized Afghanistan.' The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. DOI: 10.1080/07329113.2019.1660079
  • Singh, Danny (2019) 'Understanding corruption in the lower levels of the Afghan police force.' The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. DOI: 10.1177/0032258X19862014
  • Singh, Danny (2019) 'A Street intercept strategy to research police corruption in Afghanistan.' Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1581154 
  • Singh, Danny (2018) 'Challenging corruption and clientelism in post-conflict and developing states.' Crime, Law and Social Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10611-018-9807-6
  • Singh, Danny (2016) ‘Anti-Corruption Strategies in Afghanistan: An Alternative Approach.’ Journal of Developing Societies: Special Issue on Culture and Corruption in Developing States – Part 1, March, Vol. 32, No. 1: 44-72. DOI: 10.1177/0169796X15609714
  • Singh, Danny (2015) ‘Explaining the Varieties of Corruption in the Afghan Justice Sector.’ Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 231-255. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2015.1033093
  • Singh, Danny (2014) ‘Corruption and Clientelism in the Lower Levels of the Afghan National Police’, Conflict, Security & Development, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 621-650. DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2014.963391  
  • Singh, Danny (2012) ‘Matteo Tondini – Statebuilding and Justice Reform: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Afghanistan, Oxon: Routledge, 2010.’ (Book Review), Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 148-149.
  • Singh, Danny (2011) ‘A Holistic Approach to Post-War Reconstruction: Linking Security and Justice Sector Reforms’. In: Envisioning the Future of Social Science: A White Rose Working Paper, 11 April 2011, University of York White Rose Consortium, pp. 6-12.
  • Singh, Danny (2010) ‘An Approach to Linking Reforms in Security and Justice Sectors in Post-War Environments.’ Inquiry and Insight, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall), pp. 126-154.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Foundation - Level 3

  • Historical and Popular Crime, Justice and Criminal Law (Module Leader) 
  • Academic Study Skills Toolkit (Module Leader) 

Undergraduate - Level 4

  • Making Sense of Society (Module Leader) 

Undergraduate - Level 6

  • Are We Doing Youth Justice? 

Academic Activities

I have obtained a book contract with Policy Press on Afghan police corruption and the broader impact of police corruption attrubuting to post-war instability and state fragility, which will be published 2020. 

PhD and Research Opportunities

I am willing to supervise PhD students within the following fields: 

  • Police corruption
  • Political corruption 
  • Corruption in developing and war-torn states
  • Human rights
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Indigenous justice
  • International criminal justice
  • Just war theory
  • The use of force
  • International law
  • Transitional justice
  • The United Nations system
  • Humanitarianism 
  • Drug use in sport 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Leeds Beckett University

Master, University of York

Master, University of Sheffield

Bachelor, Sheffield Hallam University

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Research Output 2010 2019

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A street intercept strategy to research police corruption in Afghanistan

Singh, D., 20 Feb 2019, In : Policy Studies. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

police officer

Comparative Just War Theory: An Introduction to International Perspectives

Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. (ed.) & Singh, D. (ed.), 15 Oct 2019, Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 284 p. (Explorations in Contemporary Social-Political Philosophy)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

class struggle
political scientist

Introduction: International and Comparative Perspectives to Just War Theory

Singh, D. & Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L., 15 Oct 2019, Comparative Just War Theory : An Introduction to International Perspectives . Cordeiro-Rodrigues, L. & Singh, D. (eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., p. 1-9 9 p. (Explorations in Contemporary Social-Political Philosophy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

human rights
constitutional state
33 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
police officer