March 6, 2012
Research Roundtable: Policing Left Wing Extremism in India
BY SAMANTHA GOLDMAN
The lecture is part of START’s Research Round Table Series that features speakers from industry and academia, addressing a broad range of topics related to terrorism studies and homeland security.
Belur is a research associate at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Research at University College London, U.K. After obtaining a master’s degree in economics from the University of Mumbai, she joined the Indian Police Service and served as a senior police officer in the North of India for several years. While undergoing police training, she completed her second master’s degree in police management at Osmania University. Belur also holds a third master’s degree in human rights from the University of Essex, as well as a doctorate degree from the London School of Economics.
In 2010, her doctoral thesis was published as a monograph titled “Permission to Shoot?: Police Use of Deadly Force in Democracies.” She’s currently working on a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship research project called, “Countering Naxalite Terrorism in India: Police Perspectives.”