Dr Jyoti Belur

Research Associate

Address: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ
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Expertise: crime
Jyoti Belur

Dr Jyoti Belur is a Research Associate at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Research. Prior to this, she completed a Masters in Economics from the University of Mumbai, and worked briefly as a lecturer of Economics in Mumbai. She joined the Indian Police Service and served as a senior police officer in the North of India. She also completed a Masters in Police Management (Osmania University) during her training period at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. She has since then done a Masters in Human Rights from the University of Essex and her PhD thesis from the London School of Economics was on the Police Use of Deadly Force in Mumbai, India. She was part of research team that conducted the Home Office Research Study No. 294 – ‘Studying the Impact of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry’ (Foster, Newburn Souhami 2005). She has also conducted research projects on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, working with the Muslim community and victims of crime. She has also completed a rapid Literature Review on Women and Fear of Crime for the Home Office. She has been awarded the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to conduct research on the topic: ‘Countering  Naxal Terrorism: Police Perspectives’ in India. Her research interests are – Police and Policing Studies, Organised Crime, Islamic Radicalisation and Policing Terrorism.

Belur J. (2010) Permission to Shoot? Police Use of Deadly Force in Democracies, New York: Springer

Belur J. (2010) Police ‘encounters’ in Mumbai. In J. Kuhn and J. Knuttsson (Eds.), Policing Around the World: Police Use of Force, Guns, and Non Lethal force. Westport, CT: Praeger Greenwood.

Belur J. (2010) Why do the Police Use Deadly Force: Explaining Police Encounters in Mumbai, British Journal of Criminology, 50(2), 320-341

Belur J. (2009) Police use of deadly force: police perception of a culture of approval. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice; 25(2), 235-252

Belur J. (2008) Is policing domestic violence institutionally racist? Policing and Society, 18(4), 426-444.

Belur J. (forthcoming), ‘Police Shootings: A Culture of Approval’, in Crime and Justice in India, Unnithan P. (ed), New Delhi: Sage

Sidebottom A., Belur, J., Bowers K., Tompson L. and Johnson S.: (August 2011), ‘Theft in price-volatile markets: On the relationship between copper price and copper theft’ Journal of Research on Crime & Delinquency.

Research Projects as Principal Investigator and Reports

1. Project: Countering Naxalite Terrorism: Police Perspectives
Grant Amount: Fellowship (upto £ 23000 p.a.)
Duration: January 2010 – December 2012
Funding Body: Leverhulme Trust (Early Career Fellowship)

2. Project: Women’s Safety Analysis: A Review of Recent Literature
Grant Amount: £ 3000
Duration: 1 May 2009- 15 May 2009
Funding Body: Home Office
Output:  Belur J.: (2009), Women and Fear of Crime, Literature Review for the Home Office.

3. Project: Understanding Victims of Grievous Bodily Harm and Reasoning Behind their Low Police Reporting Rate in Barking & Dagenham
Grant Amount: £12500
Duration: August 2008- February 2009-06-04
Funding Body: Local Authority (Borough of Barking and Dagenham)
Output: Belur J. & Wheal H.: (2009),  Reporting Grievous Bodily Harm to the Police: The Barking & Dagenham experience, Report for the Metropolitan Police

4. Project: Muslim Communities in Barking and Dagenham: A Survey of opinions
Grant Amount: £9000
Duration: February 2008 - April 2008
Funding Body: Metropolitan Police
Output: Belur J. & Begum B.: (2008), ‘Understanding the Muslim community in Barking and Dagenham’, Report for the Metropolitan Police.

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