Journal Articles

Manrique, G., Dupont, B. & Shearing, C. In submission. Resilient infrastructures in the Anthropocene. Crime, Law and Social Change.

Goodness, J., Dupont ,B. & Shearing, C. In revision. Multi-nodal governance strategies in responses to, and in recovery from, Hurricane Harvey. Environmental Science and Policy.

Dupont, B., Shearing, C. & Bernier, M. In revision. Withstanding cyber-attacks: Cyber-resilience practices in the financial sector. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

van Dijk, A., Cordner, G. & Shearing, C. 2022.  Policing the pandemic: public health, law enforcement, and the use of force. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being.

Holley, C., Kennedy, A. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. 2022. Power, conflict, and energy law: learning from unconventional natural gas, non-state actors, industry, and government. Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law. 18.1 Fall

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2021. Criminology: Some Lines of Flight. Journal of Criminology. 54(1): 21-33.

Cordner, G., Maguire, E. & Shearing, C. 2021. Policing, Politics and Democracy: David Bayley’s Enduring Contributions. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Special Issue in honor of David Bayley – Police and Policing: Comparative Perspectives on Reform. Spring 2021.

Simpson, N., Rabenold, C., Sowman, M., & Shearing, C. 2021. Adoption rationales and effects of off-grid renewable energy access for African youth: A case study from TanzaniaRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 141, May 2021, 110793

Berg, J & Shearing, C. 2020. Private Security’s Accountabilities within Polycentric AssemblagesInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

Shearing, C. 2020.  Citizens and DenizensThe International Journal of Restorative Justice. 3(1): 57-62. DOI: 10.5553/IJRJ/258908912020003001007

Shearing, C. &  Stenning, P. 2020. David Bayley – 1933-2020: A personal tribute. Policing & Society.  30(4): 479-482.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, CD., Dupont, B. 2020. ‘Partial functional redundancy’: an expression of resilience in the Cape Town droughtClimate Risk Management. 28, 

Simpson, N.P.,Shearing, CD., Dupont, B. 2020. Gated adaptation during the Cape Town drought: Mentalities, transitions and pathways to partial nodes of water securitySociety & Natural Resources

Holley, C., Mutongwizo, T. & Shearing, C. 2020. Conceptualizing Policing and Security: New Harmscapes, the Anthropocene and Technology.  Annual Review of Criminology, vol 3.

Hamann, R., Makaula, L., Ziervogel, G., Shearing, C., Zhang, A. 2020. Strategic Responses to Grand Challenges: Why and How Corporations build Community Resilience. Journal of Business Ethics.

Holley, C.,  Mutongwizo,T.,  Shearing, C. & Kennedy , A. 2019. Shaping Unconventional Gas Regulation: Industry Influence and Risks of Agency Capture in Texas, Colorado and Queensland. Environmental Planning and Law Journal. 36: 510 – 530.

Holley, C., Kennedy , A., Mutongwizo, T. & Shearing, C. 2019. Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental NexusEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal. 36: 427 – 436.

Mutongwizo, T., Holley, C.,  Shearing, C.D. &  Simpson, N.P. 2019. Resilience policing: An emerging response to shifting harm landscapesPolicing.  

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C. & Dupont B. 2019. Climate gating: A case study of emerging responses to Anthropocene RisksClimate Risk Management vol. 26.

Simpson, N., Simpson, K., Shearing, C. & Cirolia, L.R. 2019. Municipal Finance and Resilience Lessons for Urban Infrastructure Management: A Case Study from the Cape Town Drought. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (TJUE). 

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C. & Dupont, B.. 2019. When Anthropocene shocks contest conventional mentalities: a case study from Cape TownClimate and Development.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2018. Governing through Harm: Preliminary thoughts from the Global SouthAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Special Issue: Regulating Crime: The New Criminology of Crime Control.

Holley, C., Shearing, C., Harrington, C., Kennedy, A. & Mutongwizo, T. 2018. Environmental Security and the Anthropocene in Law, Criminology and International Relations. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Vol. 14 (1): 185-203.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C.  2017. Energy and the Anthropocene: Security Challenges and Solutions. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017.  From Passengers to Crew: Introductory Reflections. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T.  & Persson, A. 2016.  Energy Civilization through Industrial Modernity and Beyond. Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, 5(1): 21-44.

Shearing, C.  2016. Reflections on the Nature of Policing and its Development. Police Practice & Research, 17(1)

Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. and Shearing, C. 2015. Policy Design and Nodal Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Environmental Policy Change in a South African City. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 17(2): 174-191.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C. and Van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: Reimagining security In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 177-195.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-planet FutureEnvironmental Values, 24(5): 663-688. 

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Shearing, C., Pintér, L. and Kotze, I. 2015. The conditions under which farmers are likely to adapt their behaviour: A case study of private land conservation in the Cape Winelands, South Africa.  Land Use Policy, 48: 389-400. 

Pasquini, L., Ziervogel, G., Cowling, R.M. and Shearing, C. 2015. What Enables Local Governments to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation? Lessons Learned from Two Municipal Case Studies in the Western Cape, South Africa. Climate and Development [online]:

Petersen, S., Shearing, C and Nel, D. 2015. Sustainability Transitions: An Investigation of the Conditions under Which Corporations are Likely To Reshape Their Practices to Reverse Environmental Degradation. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 4(1): 85-105.

Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-269.

Stenning, P. and Shearing, C. 2015. Privatisation, Pluralisation and the Globalisation of PolicingResearch Focus, 3(1): 1-8.

Pasquini, L. and Shearing, C. 2014. Municipalities, Politics, and Climate Change: An Example of the Process of Institutionalizing an Environmental Agenda within Local Government. Journal of Environment and Development, 23(2): 271-296. 

Van der Spuy, E. and Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 652(1): 186-205. 

Van Steden, R., Wood, J., Shearing, C. & Boutellier, H. 2013. The Many Faces of Nodal Policing: Team Play and Improvisation in Dutch Community Safety. Security Journal [online]:

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2013. Meditative Reflections on Nils Christie’s ‘Words on Words’ through an African Lens. Restorative Justice Journal: An International Journal, 1(1): 31-46.

Nel, D., Shearing, C. & Reyers, B. 2011. Insurers could help address climate risks. Nature, 476(7358): 33.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2011.The Practice of Crime Prevention: Design Principles for More Effective Security Governance. SA Crime Quarterly, 36:23-30.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2011. Being a New Police in the Liquid 21st Century. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 5(2): 1-9.

Shearing, C. 2011. Re-considering the Field of Policing: A Review of The Policing Web. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 53(3): 325-342.

Bradlow,B., Bolnick, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Housing, Institutions, Money: The Failures and Promise of Human Settlements Policy and Practice in South Africa. Environment and Urbanisation, 23(1): 267-275.

Wood, J., Shearing, C. & Froestad, J. 2011. Restorative Justice and Nodal Governance. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(1):1-18.

Shearing, C. & Johnston, L. 2010. Nodal Wars and Network Fallacies: A Genealogical Analysis of Global Insecurities. Theoretical Criminology, 14(4): 1-20.

Shearing, C. 2010. Introduction to the Series. Police Practice & Research, 11(5): 451-453.

Feltes, T. & Shearing, C. 2009. E-Learning Crossing Borders: Policing (all around) the World. The Criminologist, 34(4): 15-16.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2009. De Nodale Politiefunctie (Being a Nodal Police). Justitiële verkenningen (Judicial Explorations). Nodal Governance en Veiligheidszorg, 35(1): 11-28.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2009. From a ‘Dialogue of the Deaf’ to a ‘Dialogue of Listening’: Towards a new Methodology of Policing Research and Practice. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(5&6): 415-422.

Marks, M., Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2009. Who Should the Police Be? Finding a New Narrative for Community Policing in South Africa. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. 10(2): 145-155.

Shearing, C. 2008. Making South Africa Safe: Possibilities and Prospects. Acta Criminologica, CRIMSA Conference Special Edition, 1: 1-11,9.

Burris, S., Kempa, M. & Shearing, C. 2008. Changes in Governance: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Current Scholarship. Akron Law Review, 4(1): 1-66.

Ayling, J. & Shearing, C. 2008. Taking Care of Business: Public Police as Commercial Security Vendors. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8(1): 27-50.

Shearing, C. & Foster, D. 2007. Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms. Acta Juridica, 16: 156-170.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2007. From the Guest Editors: Re-shaping policing: Ideas in Action. Police Practice and Research, 8(2): 99-106.

Gunningham, N., Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2007. Neighbourhood Environmental Improvement Plans: Community Empowerment, Voluntary Collaboration and Legislative Design. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(2): 125-151.

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 2005. Reforming Police-Opportunities, Drivers and Challenges. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(2): 167-180.

Brodeur, J.P. & Shearing, C. 2005. Configuring Security and Justice. European Journal of Criminology, 2(4): 379-406.

Burris, S., Drahos, P. & Shearing, C. 2005. Nodal Governance. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 30: 30-58.

Shearing, C. 2005. Die Politische Produktion von Sicherheit. Kriminologisches Journal, 37(2): 82-92.

Marks, M. & Shearing, C. 2005. Reconceptualizing reform practice in South African policing. South African Review of Sociology, 36(2): 131-140.

Shearing, C. & Johnston, L. 2005. Justice in the Risk Society. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(1): 25-38.

Shearing, C. & Kempa, M. 2004. A Museum of Hope: A Story of Robben Island. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 592: 62-78.

Shearing, C. 2004. Nodal Security. Police Quarterly, 8: 57-63.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2004. Building Peace in the Cape. Safer Society. The Journal of Crime Reduction and Community Safety, 23: 20-22.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2004. Diversity in Policing: Multi-agency Frameworks and Strategies. Society in Transition, 35(2): 197-203.

Shearing, C. 2004. Thoughts on Sovereignty. Policing and Society, 14: 5-12.

Dupont, B., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 2004. The Governance of Security in Weak and Failing States. Criminal Justice: An International Journal of Policy and Practice, 3(4): 331-349.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2003. Governing Security for Common Goods. International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 31(3): 205-225.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2003. Nodal Governance, Democracy, and the New ‘Denizens’’. Journal of Law and Society, 30(3): 400-419.

Shearing, C., Jenneker, M. & Cartwright, J. 2001. Securite gouvernance et communautes marginales. Quartiers sensibles ici et ailleurs, Les Cahiers de La Securite Interieure, 49: 79-98.

Kempa, M. & Shearing, C. 2002. Microscopic and Macroscopic Responses to Inequalities in the Governance of Security: Respective Experiments in South Africa and Northern Ireland.  Special Issue on Transitions of Crime and Policing, Transformations, 49: 25-54.

Aral, S., Burris, S. & Shearing, C. 2002. Health and the Governance of Security: A Tale of Two Systems. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 30: 632-643.

Shearing, C. 2001. A Nodal Conception of Governance: Thoughts on a Police Commission. Policing and Society. (Special Issue on Policing in Northern Ireland), 11(3-4): 259-272.

Shearing, C. 2001. Punishment and the Changing Face of Governance. Punishment and Society. 3(2): 203-220.

Shearing, C. & Kempa, M. 2000. Rethinking the Governance of Security in Transitional Democracies. Nigerian Law Enforcement Review, 33-37.

Shearing, C. 2000. A New Beginning’ for Policing. Journal of Law and Society, 27(3): 386-393.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2000. Reflections on the Governance of Security, a Normative Inquiry. Police Practice: An International Journal, 1(4): 457-476.

Shearing, C. 1999. Remarks of Professor Clifford Shearing (on Zero Tolerance0. Criminal Law Bulletin, 35(August): 378-83.

Kempa, M., Carrier, R., Wood., J. & Shearing, C. 1999. Reflections on the Evolution of the Concept of ‘Private Policing’. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 7: 197-223.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 1999. Reinventing Intellectuals. Canadian Journal of Criminology. (Special Issue on Research: Policy, Models and Issues), 41(2): 311-320.

Wood., J. & Shearing, C. 1998. Securing Safety on Campus: A Case Study. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 40(1): 81-95.

Shaw, M. & Shearing, C. 1997. Reshaping Security: An Examination of the Governance of Security in South Africa. African Security Review, 7(3): 3-12.

O’Malley, P., Weir, L., & Shearing, C. 1997. Governmentality, Criticism, Politics. Economy and Society, 26(4): 501-517.

Bayley, D. & Shearing, C. 1996. The Future of Policing. Law and Society Review, 30(3): 585-606.

Shearing, C. 1995. Transforming the Culture of Policing: Thoughts from South Africa. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (special issue), 54-61.

Shearing, C. 1994. Participatory Policing: Modalities in Lay Participation. Imbizo, 1(2): 5-10.

Shearing, C. 1994. Transformations of Governance: The Case of Community Policing. Sash, 37(1):21.

Shearing, C. 1994. Sécurité privée et technologies en Amérique du Nord. Securite et Technologies. Paris: IHESI.

Shearing, C. 1994. Reinventing Policing: Policing as Governance. Imbizo, 1(1): 285-308.

Shearing, C. 1992. Changing Police Culture: The Bottom-Up View. Platypus, 36: 15-16.

Shearing, C. & Ericson, R. V. 1991. Culture as Figurative Action. British Journal of Sociology, 42(4): 481-506.

Shearing, C. 1991. La Recherche d’une Police Communautaire: L’histoire d’un Grand Ensemble de Toronto. Déviance et Société, 15(3):  353-359.

Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Transformation. Work in Progress, 79:22.

Shearing, C. 1991. Police and Government: The Quest for Impartial Policing. Work in Progress, 78:17-19.

Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Police: the Ombudsman Solution. Indicator SA: Political Monitor. 8(4):11-14.

Shearing, C. 1990. Re-ordering Thoughts: A Reply to Alan Hunt. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 32(4):659-660.

Shearing, C. 1989. Decriminalizing Criminology: Reflections on the Literal and Tropological Meaning of the Term. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 169-178.

Petrunik, M.G. & Shearing, C. 1988. The ‘I,’ the ‘Me,’ and the ‘It’: Moving Beyond the Meadian Conception of Self. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 13(4): 435-448.

Shearing, C. 1986. Policing South Africa: Reflections on Botha’s Reforms. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 11(3): 293-307.

Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Corporate Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(4): 367-390. (In French in the same issue: Comment l’entreprise perçoit sécurité privée, 401-425.)

Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Public Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(3): 225-253. (In French in the same issue: Comment le public perçoit la sécurité privée: 141-167.)

Stenning, R. & Shearing, C. 1984. Corporate Justice: Some Preliminary Thoughts. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 17(2): 79-86.

Petrunik, M & Shearing, C. 1980. Fragile facades: Stuttering and the Strategic Manipulation of Awareness. Social Problems, 31(2): 125-138.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 1983. Private Security: Implications for Social Control. Social Problems, 30(5): 493-506.

Feuerverger, A. & Shearing, C. 1982. An Analysis of the Prosecution of Shoplifters. Criminology, 20(2): 273-289.

Shearing, C. 1980. Subterranean Processes in the Maintenance of Power: an Examination of the Mechanisms Co-ordinating Police Action. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 18(3): 283-298.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 1980. The Quiet Revolution: The Nature, Development and General Legal Implications of Private Policing in Canada. Criminal Law Quarterly, 22: 220-248.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1979. Private Security and Private Justice: Doing Justice to Justice. British Journal of Law and Society, 6(2): 261-271.

Shearing, C. 1978. Private Security in Canada: Size; Private Security in Canada: Growth and Expenditure; Private Security in Canada: the People. Resources Protection, 7(5): 6,36; 7(6): 8,21; 7(7): 23.

Shearing, C. & Leon, S.J. 1976. Reconsidering the Police Role: a Challenge to a Challenge of a Popular Conception. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections, (4): 331-345.

Shearing, C. 1973. Towards a Phenomenological Sociology or Towards a Solution to the Parsonian Puzzle. Catalyst, 7: 9-14.

Shearing, C. 1973. How to Make Theories Untestable: A Guide to Theorists. The American Sociologist, 8(7): 33-37.