David Bayley is a specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing. He has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and the United Nations on police reform in Bosnia . He was a member of the international Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland 2000-2007 and is currently a member of the UN's International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community advisory group.
Professor Bayley's new book The Police in War: Fighting Insurgency, Terrorism, and Violent Crime, written with Robert Perito, was published in February 2010 (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers). He also recently authored Changing the Guard: Developing Democratic Police Abroad (2006) published by Oxford University Press