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Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Dr Yarin Eski


My research is aimed at ethnographic understanding of security and securitisation, in particular within the maritime domain. I am interested in understanding the social realities of those made responsible for maritime policing and security. Next to that, my research interests cover the topics of (preventing) transnational crime, specifically the arms trade; state-corporate crime; war (crimes); crimes against humanity; and genocide. I also have a keen theoretical interest in ideas revolved around 'othering', (Nietzschean) existentialism and phenomenology.


Dutch; Flemish


2015, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, PhD in Criminology
2009, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, MSc in Comparative and International Criminology
2007, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, BSc in Criminology


Journal Articles

Eski S, Eski Y. 2017. Dutch tolerance of torture? CIA extraordinary rendition flights in the Netherlands Palgrave Communications, 3 :17084-17084 >DOI

Eski Y. 2017. A fear of coercion and accountability? security officers and the non-use of force Policing and Society, :1-14 >DOI

Eski Y, Buijt R. 2016. Dockers in Drugs: Policing the Illegal Drug Trade and Port Employee Corruption in the Port of Rotterdam Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, >DOI

Eski Y. 2016. The war on meaninglessness: A counter-terrorist self through an absent terrorist other ETHNOGRAPHY, 17 :460-479 >DOI >Link

Eski Y, Kankaras B. 2015. Security Challenges in the Port of Koper: the Status Quo and Recommendations REVIJA ZA KRIMINALISTIKO IN KRIMINOLOGIJO, 66 :279-290 >Link

Bell S, Eski Y. 2015. “Break a Leg – It’s all in the mind”: Police officers’ attitudes towards colleagues with mental health issues Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, >DOI

Eski Y. 2012. Cultures and People of the Post 9-11 Port Securityscape International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, 5

Eski Y. 2011. 'Port of Call': Towards a Criminology of Port Security Criminology and Criminal Justice, 11 :415-431 >DOI

Eski Y. 2010. Review: Controlling Security in a Culture of Fear: Mireille Hildebrandt, Abiola Makinwa and Anna Oehmichen (eds) Boom Legal Publishers (The Hague); 2009; pp 275; £39.50, pbk ISBN: 978—9—08974—227—8 Probation Journal, 57 :426-428 >DOI


Eski Y. 2016. Policing, Port Security and Crime Control: An Ethnography of the Port Securityscape Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group 9781138639461

Theses / Dissertations

Eski Y. 2015. The Port Securityscape: an Ethnography


Eski Y, Carpenter A. 2013. Policing in EU Seaports: Impact of the ISPS Code on Port Security Post 9/11 O'Neill M, Swinton K, Winter A. New Challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne

Eski Y. 2009. Globale Verdamnung und Individuelle Repräsentation: Der Emostyle niederländischer Jugendlicher Büsser M, Engelmann J, Rüdiger I. Emo: Porträt einer Szene

Book Reviews

Eski Y. 2010. Book review of 'Controlling Security in a Culture of Fear' Probation Journal, 57