Areas of Expertise: Policing
Carina’s research areas are the public accountability and legitimacy of policing, with a focus on how legitimacy is negotiated in neighbourhood policing through community engagement.
Carina joined ARU as a full-time Lecturer in 2016 having taught for several years on a part-time basis. Carina’s background is in politics and security; she was deputy leader of Cambridge City Council until May 2016, and before that she worked for seven years as Senior European Security Analyst for HIS Jane’s, and was deputy editor of Jane’s Intelligence Review.
She currently edits Policing Insight, a web-based magazine focusing on policing governance and management. She completed her first degree in Social and Political Sciences at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, before taking Master’s in Strategic Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Carina’s research interests lie in the field of policing and community engagement, particularly at the neighbourhood level, and the way in which public engagement is part of the negotiation of police legitimacy. This overlaps with her interest in theoretical and governmental conceptions of democracy, and the way that realist political theory can be used to examine democratic policing.
"Crime and Dissent: Northern Irish Paramilitaries Rely on Criminality," Jane's Intelligence Review Volume 26, no. No. 3 , 2014
A range of television, radio and press appearances and interviews on topics related to European security, both while at IHS Jane’s and on behalf of Anglia Ruskin University.