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Yarin Eski is an assistant professor at the Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience (KVV) of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. Yarin arrived in Amsterdam in January 2018, having previously lectured at Liverpool John Moores University. He obtained his PhD in 2015 from the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

Yarin is the author of the book Policing, Port Security and Crime Control, which was published by Routledge in 2016. His other publications include theoretical and empirical papers on (maritime) security, ethnography, professional identities, socio-cultural aspects of policing, the use of force and accountability, biography, the arms trade, illegal drug trafficking, corruption, undermining of democracy, genocide and existentialism.

Currently, Yarin has carried carrying out research, in collaboration with public-private partners, that has shed light on Inclusion and Social Participation of Vulnerable Youth and Resilient Governance in Turbulent Times. He has also written A Criminological Biography of an Arms Trader (Routledge). Next to that, he has edited a collection of work on Genocide and Victimology. Currently, he is bringing together academics and professionals in the field of maritime and port security, and is co-editing the book Maritime Crime and Policing (forthcoming 2022, Routledge). 

He is particularly keen in advancing qualitative methodology to research state-corporate crime. He is a founding member of the Consortium for Criminological Research on the Powerful (CCRP), as well as of the European Society of Criminology Working Group: Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (ESC WG QRME). Moreover, he is an associate member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology (CSP).

As a member of the Amsterdam Young Academy, Yarin is committed to working together with a wide range of scholars from many different disciplines and to improve the academic workplace.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Academic qualification

Criminology, PhD, The Port Securityscape: An Ethnography, University of Glasgow

20102015

Award Date: 26 Feb 2015

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