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Summary of Research Interests

My research interests are largely in politics and international relations concerning the ethics of military intervention, the impacts of democratisation and elections and criminology related to police corruption, state corruption and methods of crime control. In particular, I research police corruption in developing and war-torn states and how it impacts on poverty, development and terrorism. My studies include 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


  • Singh, Danny (2020) Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force: Instability and Insecurity in Post-conflict Societies. Bristol: Policy Press
  • Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Luis and Singh, Danny (eds.) (2020) 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 (2022) 'The Causes of Police Corruption and Working towards Prevention in Conflict-Stricken States.' Laws, 11 (5): 69. DOI: 10.3390/laws11050069 
  • Ike, Tarela Juliet, Antonopoulos, Georgios A. and Singh, Danny (2022) 'Community perspectives of terrorism and the Nigerian government’s counterterrorism strategies: A systematic review.' Criminology & Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1177/17488958221110009 
  • Singh, Danny (2021) 'Anticorruption, Cultural Norms, and Implications for the APUNCAC.' Laws, 10 (2): 23. DOI: 10.3390/laws10020023
  • Ike, Tarela Juliet, Singh, Danny, Jidong, Dung Ezekiel, Murphy, Sean and Ayobi, Evangelyn, Ebi (2021) 'Rethinking reintegration in Nigeria: community perceptions of former Boko Haram combatants.' Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1872376 
  • Ike, Tarela Juliet, Singh, Danny, Jidong, Dung Ezekiel, Ike, Lawrence Mieyebi and Ayobi, Evangelyn Ebi (2021) 'Public perspectives of interventions aimed at building confidence in the Nigerian police: a systematic review.' Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/18335330.2021.1892167
  • Singh, Danny (2020) 'Understanding corruption in the lower levels of the Afghan police force.' The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 93 (4): 353-383. DOI: 10.1177/0032258X19862014
  • Singh, Danny (2020) 'A Street intercept strategy to research police corruption in Afghanistan.' Policy Studies, 41 (6): 586-602. DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1581154 
  • Ike, Tarela, Singh, Danny, Murphy, Sean, Jidong, Dung Ezekiel, Porritt, Fran and Ayobi, Evangelyn Ebi (2020) 'Community perspectives of former terrorist combatants, militants and reintegration programmes in Nigeria: A systemic review.' Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2020.1834431 
  • Singh, Danny (2019) 'The Management of Legal Pluralism and Human Rights in Decentralized Afghanistan.' The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, 51 (3): 350-380. DOI: 10.1080/07329113.2019.1660079
  • Singh, Danny (2019) 'Challenging corruption and clientelism in post-conflict and developing states.' Crime, Law and Social Change, 71 (2): 196-216. 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 (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.

Book Chapters 

  • Singh, Danny and Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Luis (2020) Introduction: International and Comparative Perspectives to Just War Theory. In: LuisCordeiro-Rodrigues and Danny Singh (eds.) Comparative Just War Theory: An Introduction to International Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Explorations in Contemporary Social-Political Philosophy: 1-9.  
  • Singh, Danny (2020) Undertaking Critical Legal Theory to Examine Just War Intervention: A Smokescreen for Political Ambitions. In: LuisCordeiro-Rodrigues and Danny Singh (eds.) Comparative Just War Theory: An Introduction to International Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Explorations in Contemporary Social-Political Philosophy: 61-79.   

Working Paper Series 

  • 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: 6-12. 

Book Reviews

  • Singh, Danny (2022) 'Policing Iraq: Legitimacy, Democracy, and Empire in a Developing State. By Jessie S. G. Wozniak. Oakland: University of California Press, 2021. Pp. ix+241. $85.00 (cloth); $29.95 (paper).' American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 127, No, 6, pp. 1946-1948.
  • Singh, Danny (2022) 'Police-Related Deaths in the United States: By David Baker.' Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Vol. 64, No. 4, p. 4.  
  • Singh, Danny (2012) ‘Matteo Tondini – Statebuilding and Justice Reform: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Afghanistan, Oxon: Routledge, 2010.’ Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 148-149.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Foundation - Level 3

  • Academic Study Skills Toolkit 

Undergraduate - Level 4

  • Introduction to International Relations

Undergraduate - Level 6

  • International Policing
  • International Law 

Postgraduate - Level 7

  • Theorising International Relations 
  • Diplomacy and Peacekeeping in Practice 
  • The Responsibility to Protect and Justice 
  • International Law 

Academic Responsibilities

  • Foundation Leader/Year Tutor. 
  • Level 4 Year Tutor for Criminology-related courses. 
  • Course Leader for MA International Relations / MA International Relations (Applied).
  • Ethics Coordinator for Criminology and Sociology related ethics applications. 
  • Panel Member: Research and Innovation Sub-Committee. 

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, A Political Economy Approach to Understanding Corruption in Afghan Law Enforcement, Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 5 Sept 2017

Master, MPhil: An Approach to Linking Security and Justice Sector Reforms, University of York

Award Date: 11 Jul 2014

Master, MA Global Politics & International Law, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 21 Nov 2008

Bachelor, BA (Hons) Social Science & Law, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 29 Jun 2007


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