24 Sep 2018
Illegal online trade in reptiles
Researcher, the Norwegian Police University College
Dr Siv Rebekka Runhovde is a researcher in the Department of Research at the Norwegian Police University College in Oslo. Siv holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Oslo and has more than ten years of experience in researching complex and under-addressed crime areas.
Since 2011, her work has focused on researching the policing of transnational organised wildlife crime, focusing on Uganda and Norway, and since 2018, the theft and trafficking of art and antiquities, focusing on Norway. Both projects have included conducting interviews with law enforcement professionals and other experts in the field and she has employed a theoretical framework that includes perspectives on discourse, organizations, professional discretion and opportunity-based theories on crime.
Besides conducting research, Siv supervises students conducting a Master’s degree in Police Science and Criminal Investigation.
Peer reviewed publications
Honorary Lecturer, University College London (UCL)
Senior Legal Officer, Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
Multi-Media Editor, BBC World Service (London); Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster (London) and Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (Geneva)
Head, Rapid Response Assessment Unit
Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Wildlife Trafficking and Health Coordinator Peru, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Consultant, Expert Advisor
PhD Candidate, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong
Senior Investigation Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Political Correspondent, Immigration Advice Service
President, Security College US