“Twilight Policing”: New Article in the British Journal of Criminology, by Tessa Diphoorn

In a new article, published by the British Journal of Criminology, SECURCIT post-doctoral researcher Tessa Diphoorn introduces the concept of twilight policing, “which refers to punitive, disciplinary and exclusionary policing practices that simultaneously undermine and support the state, resulting in actions that are neither public nor private, but ‘twilight’.”. Based on twenty months of ethnographic fieldwork on armed response officers in Durban, South Africa, her article takes an on-the-ground approach to ‘twilight’ policing performances – a shift from the top-down, organizational approach that characterizes most studies on plural security provision.

The full text can be found here.