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December 8, 2014

Dr Diarmaid Harkin joins the Deakin Criminology team

Diarmaid profile picDeakin Criminology is very excited to welcome Dr Diarmaid Harkin as the newest member of our expanding team.

Diarmaid has recently completed his PhD in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral research examined the effectiveness of using consultation forums for communities to discuss local issues directly with police representatives. This was a tactic tried by police in Edinburgh (Scotland) and over the course of his PhD Diarmaid observed these meetings and conducted interviews with those involves to examine whether the forums met their goal of improving police-public relations.

Diarmaid is currently in the throes of publishing the findings of that research, the first of which is forthcoming in Theoretical Criminology. His article, ‘The police and punishment: Understanding the pains of policing’, argues that police studies should draw on the sociology of punishment to better understand state pain-delivery. Click here to view the article abstract.

Diarmaid joins Deakin as a Lecturer in Criminology and is based at the Melbourne Burwood campus.

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