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Dr Delaforce is a lecturer in Criminology and Policing, with specific interests in the military-crime nexus, intelligence and investigative processes, formal and informal policing, and state security arrangements.  Ruth’s background includes employment in the federal public sector, private sector, and law enforcement, in policy and operational roles.

Ruth is a member of the AGSPS Public Safety and Security Group, with particular focus upon organised crime, intelligence and investigative processes.  Ruth is also an Associate Editor of Salus Journal, and a member of the AGSPS Learning and Teaching Committee, and the AGSPS Research Committee.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International relations, criminology, security studies, PhD, A Mafia for the State: Mercenary Soldiers and Private Military Companies, 1945-2009, Griffith University

Award Date: 26 Nov 2010

International relations, Asian politics, Masters in International Relations and Asian Politics , University of Queensland

Award Date: 24 Aug 1999

Political economy, sociology, criminology, B Arts (Australian and Comparative Studies), Griffith University

Award Date: 20 Sept 1996


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