Professor Tom Sorell has been awarded more than £300k for a three year ESRC Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship to begin in October 2012.

His project is 'Ethics and Security: Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime'.This introduces ethics research into the Global Uncertainties programme as a whole and, through workshops with other GU-grant holders, adds value to on-going security research in the programme. The research will focus on cross-cutting issues in preventive policing in international counter-trerrorism and serious crime, including the use of surveillance and infiltration, the meaning of "proportionality," and whether there is a clash between paradims of security and justice in criminalization of some offences. Professor Sorell's grant will bring in a.5 Research Fellow and support for intensive interactions with user-groups.