Jacques de Maillard is Professor of Political Science at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin (University Paris-Saclay) and at Sciences Po Saint-Germain en Laye. He is the Director of the Cesdip (Centre for sociological research on penal institutions), an interdisciplinary research centre specialised on criminal justice issues.
His interests lie in the questions of local governance of security, the diffusion of New Public Management in police organisations, the comparative study of policing in Western countries, Stop and search politics, and the pluralisation of policing.
He has been invited in various American (Northwestern, 2015; George Mason, 2016) and European Universities (Portsmouth, 2013; Birkbeck, 2014; Leeds 2019). He has been a member of the Institut Universitaires de France (2011-2016). He has recently published Policing in France (co-ed. with W. Skogan), Routledge, 2020 and The rise of comparative policing (co-ed. with S. Roché), Routledge, 2021.
During his stay at the Maison Française d’Oxford, he will work on a textbook (Comparative policing, Routledge, to be published 2022) and on the politization of stop and search in European countries.