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Dr Diarmaid Harkin

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Position

Senior Lecturer In Criminology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2017

Contact

Biography

Dr Diarmaid Harkin is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University and currently an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Alfred Deakin Institute. 

His current active research projects examine the use of private security companies by family violence services; the threat of the consumer spyware industry; and the challenges of cyber-crime for the police.

Diarmaid has also conducted a number of studies into community policing policy in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Diarmaid has published in numerous top-tier journals on the themes of policing, punitiveness, private security, cyber-policing, and spyware. 

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.

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Biography summary

Dr Diarmaid Harkin is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University. His current active research projects examine the use of private security companies by family violence services; the threat of the consumer spyware industry; and the challenges of cyber-crime for the police. He has also conducted numerous studies into community policing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Awards

Research Awards:

Winner of the the British Society of Criminology’s Policing Network Joint-Author Prize 2017, co-written with Dr Kath Murray (University of Edinburgh):

Murray K and Harkin D (2017) Policing in cool and hot climates: legitimacy, power and the rise and fall of mass stop and search in Scotland. British Journal of Criminology 57(4): 885-905.

Winner of the Brian Williams Prize 2015, British Society of Criminology, best sole-authored paper by an early career researcher:

Harkin D (2015) The Police and Punishment: Understanding the Pains of Policing. Theoretical Criminology, Vol 19(1): 43-58. 

 

Teaching Awards:

Winner of the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence - Early Career Teaching 2015 (Deakin University)

Publications

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2021

Operating-system design and its implications for victims of family violence: the comparative threat of smart phone spyware for android versus iPhone users

D Harkin, A Molnar

(2021), Vol. 27, pp. 851-875, Violence against women, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Perceptions of police training needs in cyber-crime

D Harkin, C Whelan

(2021), pp. 1-11, International Journal of Police Science and Management, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Enhancing Consumer Awareness of Privacy and the Internet of Things

Ian Warren, M Mann, D Harkin

(2021), Sydney, N.S.W., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

The commodification of mobile phone surveillance: an analysis of the consumer spyware industry

D Harkin, Adam Molnar, Erica Vowles

(2020), Vol. 16, pp. 33-60, Crime, media, culture: an international journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

esafety.gov.au Scoping Study Exploring the Availability of Specialist Technology Support for those Impacted by Technology-Facilitated Abuse

Diarmaid Harkin

(2020), Office of the eSafety Commissioner, A6

research report/technical paper

Review of eSafety's Existing Technology Related Content

Diarmaid Harkin

(2020), A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Regulating private sector security provision for victims of domestic violence

D Harkin

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 415-432, Theoretical criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring the implications of 'low visibility' specialist cyber-crime units

D Harkin, C Whelan

(2019), Vol. 52, pp. 578-594, Australian and New Zealand journal of criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Civilianising specialist units: reflections on the policing of cyber-crime

Chad Whelan, Diarmaid Harkin

(2019), Criminology and criminal justice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Final report on the Safer in the Home program

Diarmaid Harkin

(2019), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

The Consumer Spyware Industry: an Australian-based analysis of the threats of consumer spyware

Diarmaid Harkin, Adam Molnar

(2019), [Sydney, N.S.W.], A6

research report/technical paper

Private security and domestic violence: The risks and benefits of private security companies working with victims of domestic violence

D Harkin

(2019), A7

edited book
2018

Community safety partnerships: the limits and possibilities of 'policing with the community'

D Harkin

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 125-136, Crime prevention and community safety, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

The challenges facing specialist police cyber-crime units: an empirical analysis

Diarmaid Harkin, Chad Whelan, Lennon Chang

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 519-536, Police practice and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Policing in cool and hot climates: legitimacy, power and the rise and fall of mass stop and search in Scotland

K Murray, D Harkin

(2017), Vol. 57, pp. 885-905, British journal of criminology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

The questionable legitimacy of non-state anti-corruption bodies: a case study of the Tennis Integrity Unit

D Harkin

(2017), Vol. 68, pp. 167-185, Crime, law and social change, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2016

The police and punishment: understanding the pains of policing

D Harkin

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 43-58, Theoretical criminology: critical concepts in criminology, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Private security companies and domestic violence: a welcome new development?

D Harkin, K Fitz-Gibbon

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 433-449, Criminology and criminal justice, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

The police and punishment: understanding the pains of policing

D Harkin

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 43-58, Theoretical criminology, C1-1

journal article

Police legitimacy, ideology and qualitative methods: a critique of procedural justice theory

D Harkin

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 594-612, Criminology and criminal justice, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Simmel, the police form and the limits of democratic policing

D Harkin

(2015), Vol. 55, pp. 730-746, British journal of criminology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Regulating the Internet of Things to Protect Consumer Privacy

Dr Ian Warren, Dr Monique Mann, Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Lauren Solomon

Aust Communications Consumer Action Network

  • 2020: $20,097
  • 2019: $38,098

Other Public Sector Funding

Scoping study exploring the availability of specialist technology support for those impacted by technology-facilitated abuse.

Dr Diarmaid Harkin, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2020: $95,000

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluating the partnership between family violence services and private security companies

Dr Diarmaid Harkin

  • 2019: $909
  • 2018: $7,272
  • 2017: $14,545

Risks, Impacts, and Accountability in the Consumer Spyware Industry

Dr Diarmaid Harkin

  • 2019: $43,977
  • 2017: $12,146

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report