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Overview

Dr. Colin Atkinson is a 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. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Keywords

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

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Research Output

Pitched! Informants and the covert policing of football fans in Scotland

Atkinson, C., McBride, M. & Moore, A., 21 Jul 2020, In : Policing & Society. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Still an 'invisible crime'? Exploring developments in the awareness and control of human trafficking in Scotland

    Atkinson, C. & Hamilton-Smith, N., 22 Jun 2020, In : European Journal of Criminology. p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 26 Downloads (Pure)

    Devolution, departures and destinations: reflections on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Act 2017

    Murray, K. & Atkinson, C., 14 Jan 2019, In : Edinburgh Law Review. 23, 1, p. 130-136 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 142 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
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  • 146 Downloads (Pure)

    Lights, camera, provocation? Exploring experiences of surveillance in the policing of Scottish football

    Hamilton-Smith, N., McBride, M. & Atkinson, C., 14 Dec 2019, In : Policing & Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 12 Publication peer-review
    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 3 Invited talk

    Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (Journal)

    Colin Atkinson (Peer reviewer)

    1 Jan 202030 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Journal of Risk Research (Journal)

    Colin Atkinson (Peer reviewer)

    12 Mar 2020Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    International Journal of Police Science & Management (Journal)

    Colin Atkinson (Peer reviewer)

    3 Mar 20208 Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (Journal)

    Colin Atkinson (Peer reviewer)

    24 Feb 202026 Feb 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Policing & Society (Journal)

    Colin Atkinson (Peer reviewer)

    6 Apr 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    British Transport Police merger with Police Scotland

    Colin Atkinson

    28/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The end of the line? The British Transport Police in Scotland

    Colin Atkinson & Kath Murray

    11/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    ‘It’s not rocket science!’: Effectively policing Paisley’s violence problem

    Colin Atkinson, Martin Gallagher & Del Middleton

    29/05/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Police in Scotland accused of operating 'macho' culture

    Colin Atkinson

    29/01/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Profiles