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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 is carrying out research, in collaboration with public-private partners, that will shed light on Inclusion and Social Participation of Vulnerable Youth and Resilient Governance in Turbulent Times. He is also working on A Criminological Biography of an Arms Trader, forthcoming August 2018 (Routledge). Next to that, he is editing a collection of work on Genocide and Victimology.

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).

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, PhD, University of Glasgow


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piracy Social Sciences
criminology Social Sciences
anxiety Social Sciences
moral philosophy Social Sciences
drug Social Sciences
Hamburg Social Sciences
responsibility Social Sciences
commerce Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

Customer is king: promoting port policing, supporting hypercommercialism

Eski, Y., 19 Apr 2019, In : Policing and Society.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

police officer

Interviewing Elites, Experts and the Powerful in Criminology

Petintseva, O., Faria, R. & Eski, Y., 26 Dec 2019, Palgrave Macmillan. 174 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

qualitative research

Verschuivende panelen: Ondermijning als de nieuwe veiligheidsutopie

Eski, Y. & Boelens, M., Oct 2019, Pragmatisch verzet tegen cultuurpessimisme: In gesprek met het oeuvre van Hans Boutellier. Den Haag: Boom bestuurskunde, p. 183-200 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Zicht en Greep: Overkoepelende analyse BZK-project Lokale ondermijning en weerbaar bestuur

Boutellier, H., Eski, Y., Boelens, M. & Broekhuizen, J., Oct 2019

Research output: Book / ReportReportAcademic


‘Diving for dope’: Identity in submarine drug policing at the maritime gateway to Europe

Eski, Y., 18 Nov 2019, In : European Journal of Criminology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Activities 2018 2018

Amsterdam Young Academy (External organisation)

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Grapperhaus’ nieuwe MIT en de gemeentelijke argwaan

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Duizend bommen en granaten - maar waarom?

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Camera's hebben geen Fingerspitzengefühl

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Gemeenteraad Amsterdam Vergadering Expertmeeting: Ondermijnende Criminaliteit

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De verharding van ons allemaal: dát is het probleem

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