Garth den Heyer

Garth den Heyer

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Biography

Dr Garth den Heyer is a leading researcher in policing and counter terrorism and instructor with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He is highly regarded internationally with senior fellowships and appointments in the United Kingdom and the US.

He graduated in economics from the University of London in 2002 and completed his doctorate at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He was a New Zealand police officer for more than 38 years, retiring at the rank of inspector. For more than 20 years he was responsible for the research, development and application of national, organisational and border security, counter-terrorism, emergency management, and search and rescue and disaster victim identification, policies, procedures, plans and responses. He was responsible for the national co-ordination of protective operations, the delivery of national counter-terrorism exercises, and operational and technical security measures. 

Dr den Heyer is a qualified economist and econometrican and a mixed-methods researcher whose interests include police organizational reform and performance, police service delivery effectiveness, the police response to terrorism and the militarization of policing. His work in these areas have included evaluations of policing reform and interventions and in understanding policing in developing and post-conflict nations. He has published more than 30 articles and written seven books on a variety of criminal justice and policing topics.  He is a member of number police advisory committees and editorial boards, and is a senior research fellow with the National Police Foundation (in Washington, DC) and an associate with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.

Dr den Heyer has been with ASU since the summer semester of 2015 and teaches courses in homeland security, and international and domestic terrorism.

Education

Ph.D. Charles Sturt University, Australia

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Research Interests

Policing; militarization, service delivery effectiveness; policy development, strategic thinking and organizational reform; operational leadership and the police role in peacekeeping, countering terrorism, and organized crime, and policing in transitioning and post-conflict nations.

 

Publications

 

Books and Edited Volumes

 

·           den Heyer, G. (in progress). The economics of policing

·           den Heyer, G. (in progress). Strategic thinking in policing: The development of practical strategies for police

·           den Heyer, G. (in progress). The issue of proactive policing. New York: Springer Publishing.

 

·           den Heyer, G. (in draft due late-2021). Police Liaison Officers: Collaboration or the Beginning of an International Policing System?  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. & Albrecht, J. (eds.) (with publisher due mid-2021). International peacekeeping missions and post-conflict rule of law reform. New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (ed.) (in progress due late-2021). The police response to violence in the community. New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. & Albrecht, J. (eds.) (in progress due late 2020). Enhancing police service delivery: Global perspectives and contemporary policy implications.  New York: Springer Publishing.

 

·           den Heyer, G. (2019). Police response to riots: Case studies from France, London, Ferguson and Baltimore.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           Albrecht, J., den Heyer, G. & Stanislas, P. (eds.) (2019).  Policing minority communities: Current issues and global perspectives.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (2016). Delivering police services efficiently and effectively.  Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·           Prenzler, T. & den Heyer, G. (2015). Civilian oversight of police: Advancing accountability in law enforcement.  Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·           Lemieux, F., den Heyer, G. & Das, D. (eds.) (2014). Economic development, armed violence and public safety.  Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·           den Heyer, G. (2012). The role of civilian police in peacekeeping: 1999-2007.  Washington, DC: Police Foundation.

·           den Heyer, G. (2009). Use of econometric modeling and analysis to support operational policing.  Mauritius: VDM Publishing.

·           Keay, D, den Heyer, G. & Russell, N. (1998). Assaults review: A study of assaults on New Zealand police officers.  Wellington, New Zealand: Staff Safety Project, New Zealand Police.

 

Chapters

 

·           den Heyer, G. (in progress). Policing riots: Not your usual Saturday night violence. In G. Cordner (ed.). Extraordinary Policing: disasters, disorder, dissent and disease. Routledge.

·           den Heyer, G. (in progress). RAMSI: A police-led post-conflict assistance mission. In G. Cordner (ed.). Extraordinary Policing: disasters, disorder, dissent and disease. Routledge.

 

·           den Heyer, G. (completed – awaiting publication due mid-2021).  A Comparison of the Use of Force by Police in New Zealand and England and Wales in 2017.  In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht. (eds.) Violence in communities and the response.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (completed – awaiting publication mid-2021).  A Survey reviewing the police response to Riots.  In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht. (eds.) Violence in communities and the response.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (completed – awaiting publication due mid-2021).  Big data before its time: The case of the New Zealand Police Tactical Options Report Database.  In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht. (eds.) Violence in communities and the response.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (with publisher due mid-2021). Police Reform and Development within the Context of Peacekeeping Deployments. In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht (eds.), International peacekeeping missions and post-conflict rule of law reform. New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (with publisher due mid-2021). The Role of the New Zealand Police in International Peacekeeping and providing Post-conflict Assistance (Afghanistan, Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste). In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht (eds.), International peacekeeping missions and post-conflict rule of law reform. New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (with publisher due mid-2021). Policing within post-conflict states. In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht (eds.), International peacekeeping missions and post-conflict rule of law reform. New York: Springer Publishing.

·           den Heyer, G. (completed due late 2020). Policing excellence and prevention first: A model for transforming police service delivery?  In G. den Heyer & J. Albrecht (eds.), Critical Issues in Policing and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer Publishing.

 

·      den Heyer, G. (2019). The role of New Zealand police cultural liaison officers in preventative and community policing.  In J. Albrecht, G. den Heyer & P. Stanislas (eds.), Policing Minority Communities.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·      den Heyer, G. (2019). The police response to a social problem: Whakatupato. In J. Albrecht, G. den Heyer & P. Stanislas (eds.), Policing Minority Communities.  New York: Springer Publishing.

·      den Heyer, G. (2016). An interview with Peter Marshall, Commissioner New Zealand Police Service.  In B. Baker & D. Das (eds.), Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Vol. 5.  Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·      den Heyer, G. (2016). Are the strategies of policing excellence and prevention first a new approach to police service delivery in New Zealand?  In J. Ingram (ed.), Policing: Strategies, Management and Potential Risks.  Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

·      den Heyer, G. & Beckley, A. (2015). Police civilian and independent oversight in Australian and New Zealand.  In T. Prenzler & G. den Heyer (eds.), Civilian Police Oversight: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement, Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·      den Heyer, G. (2015). Rainbows across the Mountains?  The reform of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force since 2003.  In K. Hope (ed.), Police Corruption and Police Reform in Developing Societies, Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

·      den Heyer, G., Mitchell, M., Gnash, S. & Devery, C. (2011). An econometric method of allocating police resources.  In J. Albrecht & D. Das (eds.), Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives, (pp. 347-376).  Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

 

·                den Heyer, G. (in draft). A tactic or a strategy? An examination of the term prevention by Police Scotland and the New Zealand Police. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.

·                Ho, den Heyer & Conway (in draft). Comparative studies on police oversight: Historical, institutional and contextual analysis.

·                Ho, den Heyer & Conway (in draft). Comparative studies on public perception of police oversight mechanisms.

 

·                den Heyer, G. (accepted for publication 29 April 2019). The police response to riots in France, the United Kingdom and the United States.  European Journal of Policing Studies.

 

·                den Heyer, G. (accepted for publication 21 April 2020). An analysis of the use and effectiveness of the TASER by the New Zealand Police from 2009 to 2017.  International Journal of Police Science & Management.

 

·                den Heyer, G. (2020).  Police strategy development: The New Zealand Police prevention strategy.  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2020.1786688.

·                den Heyer, G. (2020). An evaluation and assessment of the response by law enforcement to the increase in criminal activity by transnational gangs – A pilot study.  Journal of Gang Research, 27(2), Winter, 53-67 

·                den Heyer, G. & Mendel, J. (2019). Shaping the police workforce: Comparative perspectives. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 42(2), 165-178.

·                den Heyer, G. (2018). Policing excellence and prevention first: A model for transforming police service delivery. European Journal of Police Studies, 5(4), 90-108.

·                den Heyer, G. (2018). Is the development of policy in New Zealand based on prevention first?  Public Policy and Administration.  33(2), 127-148.

·                den Heyer, G. (2017). Police cost reduction strategies: An international Survey.  Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 12(1), 16-33.

·                Mendal, J., Fyfe, N. & den Heyer, G. (2017). Does police size matter?  A review of evidence regarding the merger of police.  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 18(1), 3-14.

·                den Heyer, G. (2016). The establishment of Police Scotland: An Analysis of the Reform.  European Journal of Police Studies, 3(4), 417-436.

·                     den Heyer, G. (2016). Ghosts of policing strategies past: Is the New Zealand police ‘prevention first’ strategy historic, contemporary or the future?  Public Organization Review: An International Journal, 16(4), 529-548.

·                     den Heyer, G. (2014). Examining police strategic resource allocation in a time of austerity.  Salus Journal, 2(1), 63-79.

·               den Heyer, G. (2014). Mayberry revisited: A review of the influence of police paramilitary units on policing.  Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 24(3), 346-361.

·                    den Heyer, G. (2013). American policing in an age of austerity and globalization: An option to face the challenge.  Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, 6(2), 1-26.

·                den Heyer, G. (2013). Shape or adapt?  The future of policing.  Salus Journal, 1(1), 41-54.

·                den Heyer, G. (2013). Police as nation builders: Distinguishing between countries that contribute police officers to United Nations peace operations.  International Journal of Peacekeeping, 17(1-2), 74-115.

·                den Heyer, G. and Beckley, A. (2013). Police independent oversight in Australian and New Zealand.  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 14(2), 130-143.

·                den Heyer, G. (2011). Filling the security gap: Military versus civilian police.  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 12(6), 460-473.

·                den Heyer, G. (2011). New public management: A strategy for democratic police reform in transitioning and developing countries.  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 34(3), 419-433.

·                den Heyer, G. (2010). Measuring capacity development and reform in the Royal Solomon Islands police force.  Police and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. 20(3), 298-315.

·                den Heyer, G. (2010). Evaluating police reform in post conflict nations: A Solomon Islands case study.  International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Spring, 34(1), 213-234.

·                den Heyer, G., Mitchell, M., Gnash, S. and Devery, C. (2008). An econometric method of allocating police resources.  International Journal of Police Science and Management, 10(2), 192-213.

·                den Heyer, G. (2007). Stabilising the Solomons: A regional response.  New Zealand International Review, July/August, XXXII (4), 17-21.

·                den Heyer, G. (2006). New Zealand police's approach to countering terrorism since September 2001.  New Zealand International Review, January/February, XXXI (1), 6-9.

 

Articles in Other Journals (not refereed)

 

·      den Heyer, G. (2012). Lessons learned from the New Zealand police: Opportunities for the USA.  The Police Chief, Vol. LXXIX: 12, December, pp. 60-63.

·      den Heyer, G. (2012). Post-conflict civilian police reform: 1999 to 2007.  Coginta Working Paper Series, 44, July, www.coginta.org.

 

Book Reviews

 

·      den Heyer, G. (2020). Book review of The End of Policing, by Alex Vitale (Verso Books, New York, 2017).  Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 14(2), 561-562.

·      den Heyer, G. (2016). Book Review of Understanding the Modern Russian Police, by Ola Semukhina and Michael Reynolds, (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2013).  Police: Practice and Research, 17(3), 294-297.

·      den Heyer, G. (2014). Book Review of Rise of the warrior cop: The militarization of America’s police forces, by Radley Balko (Public Affairs: New York, 2013).  Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 8(1), 90-92.

·      den Heyer, G. (2008). Book Review of Union influence and police expenditures, by Laurence J. Putchinski (IFB Scholary Publishing: New York, 2007).  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, June, 31(2).

·      den Heyer, G. (2007). Book Review of Non-traditional security in Asia: Dilemmas in securisation, by Mely Caballero-Anthony, Ralf Emmers and Amitav Acharya (eds.), (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, Hampshire, England, 2006).  Global Crime, 8(3-4), August-November.

·      den Heyer, G. (2005). Book Review of Contemporary policing: Controversies, challenges, and solutions: An anthology”, by Q. Thurman and J. Zhao, (Roxbury Publishing: Los Angeles, 2004).  Law Enforcement News, XXXI (633), 12-14

·      den Heyer, G. (2005). Book Review of Lawlessness and economics: Alternative modes of governance, A. Dixit (Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2004).  Global Crime, 6(3-4), August-November, 413-414.

 

Monographs

 

·      den Heyer, G., Hamilton, E., Amendola, K., Fiedler, M. & Specht, J. (2017). Strategies for reducing police agency service delivery costs: Practitioner guide. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

·      den Heyer, G., Hamilton, E., Amendola, K., Fiedler, M. & Specht, J. (2017). An assessment of cost reduction strategies in a new economy: Technical report and survey monograph. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Research Activity

Applications Awaiting Decisions

 

·      Principal Investigator – Department of Homeland Security - Fiscal Year 2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program - An Evaluation and Assessment of the Response to the Incidence of Right-Wing Domestic Terrorist Groups by Law Enforcement - $US101,000 – 24 months.

·      Principal Investigator – National Institute of Justice - Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention - An Evaluation and Assessment of the Response to the Incidence of Domestic Terrorism by Local Law Enforcement - $US190,000 – 48 months.

·      Co-Principal Investigator – The Education University of Hong Kong -Police oversight mechanisms in Asia - $US10,000 – With Professors Lawrence Ho (Hong Kong), Vicky Conway (Ireland), Hsu (Taiwan).

 

Current

·      Principal Investigator – Walden University Faculty Research Initiative Grant – “An Evaluation and Assessment of the Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) by Police Agencies and the Influence this Philosophy has on the Delivery of Police Services and Social Change” - $US10,000 – 12 months.

·      Principal Investigator - US Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grant – “An Evaluation and Assessment of the Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) by Police Agencies and the Influence this Philosophy has on the Delivery of Community Oriented Police Services” - $US120,000 – 24 months.

 

Grants Awarded as Principal Investigator - Completed

 

·      Principal Investigator – 2019 ASU Technical Assistance Grant – “An Evaluation and Assessment of the Response to the Increase in Criminal Activity of Ethnic Gangs by Local Law Enforcement in America’s largest Cities” - $US3,500 – 12 months.

·      2018 Charles Fleming Publishing Award to write and publish “Securing peace: The contribution of the New Zealand Police to international peacekeeping missions from 1964 to 2016” - $NZ6,000.

·      Co-Investigator - University of Western Sydney – “Can Widening Participation in Higher Education reduce or prevent crime?” - $A56,114 – 18 months from 1 September 2014.

·      Co-Investigator - Scottish Institute of Policing Research - Rapid evidence review on shaping the police workforce: Comparative perspectives.  £6,000 – 3 months from 1 July 2015.

·      Principal-Investigator - Scottish Police Authority – “Strategic Performance Analysis: International Comparisons” - £5,000 – 3 months from 1 June 2015.

·      Principal Investigator – Claude McCarthy Trust – “An Examination of the Planning and Development of the Merger of the Eight Scottish Police Forces” - $NZ29,000 – 9 months from 1 January 2014.

·      Principal Investigator - US Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grant #2012-CK-WX-K017 – “A National and International Comparative Assessment of Cost-Reducing Strategies Adopted by Police Agencies to Maintain Effective and Efficient Delivery of Services” - $US226,652 – 18 months from 1 September 2012.

·      Fulbright Travel Scholarship (2012) - $NZ3,000.

·      Principal Investigator – Australian Federal Police, International Deployment Group – Develop of “Strategic Framework for Police Development” - $A3,000 – 3 months from 30 March 2012.

·      Principal Investigator - US Institute of Peace #USIP-074-09F – “The Role of Civilian Police Force in Post Conflict Peace Missions” - $US119,792 - 18 months from 1 April 2010.

Courses

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
CRJ 557Seminar in Domestic Terrorism
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 554Homeland Security
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 554Homeland Security

Professional Associations

US Society of Evidence-Based Policing

UK Society of Evidence-Based Policing

Consulting

Dr. den Heyer has completed a number of consulting projects in both the US and the United Kingdom.

Board

2018 - present            Editorial Board of American Journal of Qualitative Research

2017 – present            Editorial Board of The Open Journal of Criminology & Sociology

2013 - present             Editorial Board of Sociology and Anthropology Journal.

2010 - present             Editorial Board of Policing Practice and Research: An International Journal.