The “Art of Resilience”,  is a joint project with the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (CICC), University of Montreal and the Global Risk Governance programme, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town.

The aim of the project is to understand how security professionals, broadly understood, are responding to disruptive and unanticipated events associated with the Anthropocene and cyberspace.

The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 


Dupont, B., & Holt, T. 2021. The Human Factor of Cybercrime. Social Science Computer Review, 1–5.

Dupont, B., & Lusthaus, J. 2021. Countering Distrust in Illicit Online Networks: The Dispute Resolution Strategies of CybercriminalsSocial Science Computer Review, 1–22.

Dupont, B & Whelan, C. 2021. Enhancing relationships between criminology and cybersecurity. Journal of Criminology, 

​​Dupont, B., Shearing, C. & Bernier, M. 2020. Withstanding cyber-attacks: cyber-resilience practices in the financial sector. Global Risk Institute. 1-22. Final Report. Available online:

Holley, C., Phelan, L. & Shearing, C. 2021. Dark Clouds: Regulatory Possibilities. In: Holley, C., Phelan, L. & Shearing, C. Eds. Forthcoming. Criminology and Climate: Insurance, Finance and the Regulation of Harmscapes (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

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

Mutongwizo, T., Holley, C.,  Shearing, C.D. &  Simpson, N.P. 2019. Resilience policing: An emerging response to shifting harm landscapes, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 

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.

Simpson, N.P., 2021. Insurance in the Anthropocene: Exposure, Solvency and Manoeuvrability, In  Holley, C., Phelan, L.&  Shearing, C. Eds. Criminology and Climate: Insurance, Finance and the Regulation of Harmscapes (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, Eds. Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge,

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C.D. & Dupont, B. 2020. ‘Partial functional redundancy’: An expression of household-level resilience in response to climate riskClimate Risk Management. 28:100216.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C.D. & Dupont , B. 2020. Gated Adaptation during the Cape Town Drought: Mentalities, Transitions and Pathways to Partial Nodes of Water SecuritySociety & Natural Resources. 33(8): 1041-1049.

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 DroughtInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (TJUE). 11(3): 257-276.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C. & Dupont B. 2019. Climate gating: A case study of emerging responses to Anthropocene Risks. Climate Risk Management vol. 26: 100196.

Simpson, N.P., Shearing, C. & Dupont, B.. 2019. When Anthropocene shocks contest conventional mentalities: a case study from Cape Town. Climate and Development. 12(2):163-169.

Simpson, N.P. 2019. Accommodating landscape-scale shocks: Lessons on transition from Cape Town and Puerto RicoGeoforum. 102: 226 – 229.