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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).

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Criminology, PhD, University of Glasgow


Award Date: 26 Feb 2015


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