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Dr. Colin Atkinson is an early-career lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of the West of Scotland. His research interests focus mainly upon the intersection of crime, policing, intelligence and security, particularly as these issues relate to terrorism and organised crime. Colin has a professional background in intelligence analysis and counter-terrorism, and before joining the University of the West of Scotland he held the position of research fellow at the University of Glasgow. He holds several degrees, including an MA (Hons) in politics and an MPhil (with distinction) in international politics from the University of Glasgow, as well as an MSc in criminology and criminal justice (with distinction) from the University of Strathclyde. He most recently achieved an MLitt in terrorism studies (with distinction) from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in sociology from the University of Glasgow. His research has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and policy reports. Colin is an associate editor for the journal Criminology and Criminal Justice, and has reviewed manuscripts for several journals in the areas of policing, security and terrorism.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

30 Sep 20081 Sep 2013

Master of Science, University of St Andrews

1 Sep 20082 Jun 2014

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

1 Sep 20062 Jun 2008

Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 20031 Sep 2004

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 19991 Jul 2003

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Criminology
  • Policing
  • Security
  • Terrorism
  • Organised crime
  • Social theory

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intelligence Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Police Medicine & Life Sciences
Intelligence Medicine & Life Sciences
referendum Social Sciences
organized crime Social Sciences
assets Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2017

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
Open Access
File
Scotland
Police
Intelligence
Masculinity
Femininity

Scotland and the Politics of Intelligence Accountability

Atkinson, C. 28 Mar 2017 Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics. Neale, A. (ed.). 2017 ed. Open Book Publishers, p. 125-147

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Open Access
intelligence
responsibility
politics
referendum
election

Police culture: adapting to the strains of the job

Atkinson, C. 2016 In : Policing & Society. 27, 3, p. 314-317

Research output: ResearchBook/Film/Article review

Open Access
referendum
intelligence
politics
form of cooperation
threat

Making Up Gangs: Looping, Labelling and the New Politics of Intelligence-led Policing

Fraser, A. & Atkinson, C. 1 Aug 2014 In : Youth Justice: An International Journal. 14, 2, p. 154-170 16 p., 4

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
Vocabulary
Scotland
Police
Politics
Intelligence

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

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