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Yarin Eski is an associate professor in Public Administration, doing research on and at the intersection of criminology, governance and policing. He is co-director of the Resilience, Security and Civil Unrest (ReSCU) R&I Lab at 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 Criminology in 2015 from the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

 

Research

Yarin is the author of the book Policing, Port Security and Crime Control, which was published by Routledge in 2016. 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. Moreover, having brought together academics and professionals in the field of maritime and port security, he has co-edited the book Maritime Crime and Policing (2023, Routledge). His most recent book A Criminology of the Human Species (2023, Palgrave Macmillan) delves into how the human species destructively interacts with its environment, other species, on Earth and in outer space. His other (forthoming) publications include theoretical and empirical papers on (maritime) security, ethnography, professional identities, socio-cultural aspects of policing, the use of force and accountability, hybrid threats (awareness), algorithmic policing and smart surveillance, biography, the arms trade, organised crime, illegal drug trafficking, corruption, undermining of democracy, genocide, mass extinction, space criminology and space crime (control), and existentialism. 

Yarin's research includes projects with public-private partners, shedding light on Inclusion and Social Participation of Vulnerable Youth, Resilient Governance in Turbulent Times, Policing Organised Crime in the North Sea Canal and Port of Amsterdam, Combatting Maritime Organised Crime, and Awareness About Hybrid Threats Against the Vital (Cyber)infrastructures of the Dutch Transport and Knowledge Sectors.

 

Teaching & supervision

His teaching portfolio covers a wide range of topics, including Introduction to Criminology and Policing, Security in Society, Policing Diversity, Advanced Methodology, Criminological Elite and Expert Interviewing, Virtual and Hybrid Ethnography, International Fieldwork in Policing, Transformation of Governance and Society and Liquid Modernity. The Bachelor, Master and PhD theses projects he supervises touch upon similar themes.

 

Membership & affiliations 

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). At the moment, he is a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and a member of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He is an alumnus of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology (CSP) and the Amsterdam Young Academy.

At the Oxford Academic Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, he is an editorial member, as he previously was at the Journal for Security (in Dutch: Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid). 

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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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