Dr Diarmaid Harkin is a lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University. Diarmaid has conducted a number of studies into Community Policing policy in Scotland. This included an ESRC-funded PhD project at the University of Edinburgh which looked at police-public consultation forums and whether they contribute to police reform, police legitimacy and democratic policing. Completed in 2014 a summary of his findings can be found here.
Diarmaid’s paper in Theoretical Criminology won the Brian Williams Prize from the British Society of Criminology, for best sole-authored article from an early career researcher.
Diarmaid is currently working on multiple empirical research projects having recently completely some fieldwork in Northern Ireland on Policing and Community Safety Partnerships.
Harkin D (2017) The questionable legitimacy of non-state anti-corruption bodies: A case study of the Tennis Integrity Unit. Crime Law and Social Change. Available here.
Harkin D and Fitz-Gibbon K (2016) Private security companies and domestic violence: A welcome new development? Criminology and Criminal Justice. Available here.
Harkin D (2016) The Police and punishment: Understanding the pains of policing. In M.Bosworth (ed) Theoretical Criminology: Critical Concepts in Criminology. London: Routledge.
Murray K and Harkin D (2016) Policing in cool and hot climates: legitimacy, power and the rise and fall of mass stop and search in Scotland. British Journal of Criminology. Available here.
Harkin D (2015) Police legitimacy, ideology and qualitative methods. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 15(5): 597-612.
Harkin D (2015) Simmel, the police form and democratic policing. British Journal of Criminology 55(4): 730-746.
Harkin D (2015) The Police and punishment: Understanding the pains of policing. Theoretical Criminology 19(1): 43-58.*
*Winner of The Brian Williams Prize 2015 for best sole-authored article from an early career researcher, British Society of Criminology.
Harkin D (2015) Scottish policing: Has there been real reform? Scottish Justice Matters 3(2): 7-8.
Harkin D (2014) Police-public consultation forums in Edinburgh. Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Available Online.
Harkin D (2014) Book review: Policing Scotland. Scottish Justice Matters 1 (2): 38.
Harkin D (2013) Invited Blog Post: Responding to Nick Fyfe on Scottish police reform: ‘reform’ or ‘change’? Scottish Justice Matters. Available online.
Harkin D (2011) Exploring the relationship between performance management and community policing. Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Available online.
Winner of The Brian Williams Prize 2015 for best sole-authored journal article from an early career researcher, British Society of Criminology.
Winner of the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence – Early Career Teaching, Deakin University, 2015.