Dr Diarmaid Harkin is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He has recently published a book Private Security and Domestic Violence: The Risks and Benefits of Private Security Companies Working with Victims of Domestic Violence (Routledge). It explores the phenomenon of domestic and family violence organisations contracting private security companies to deliver services for victim-survivors. Dr Harkin is particularly interested in the intersection of technology and domestic and family violence. His book explored the use of technology such as CCTV, and personal duress alarms as a response-tactic for victim-survivors. He has also recently completed an ACCAN-funded project into the Consumer Spyware Industry. This project provided a number of risk-response materials for the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) on the threat of spyware. Dr Harkin has also worked with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner on a project examining National responses to technology-facilitated abuse in the context of domestic and family violence.
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