Graham Ellison Graham Ellison, is Reader in Criminology in the School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is currently heading a British Academy funded research study to investigate the policing and regulation of prostitution / sex work in four EU jurisdictions including Belfast, Prague, Manchester and Berlin. He is the author of The Crowned Harp: Policing Northern Ireland (with J.Smyth); Policing in an Age of Austerity: A post-colonial perspective (with M.Brogden) and Globalisation, Police Reform and Development: Doing it the Western Way (with N.Pino).
He completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University in Political Science and Sociology and completed his DPhil at the University of Ulster (Jordanstown) in 1996. In 1997 he was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University, England and in September 2001 returned to Belfast to take up a Lectureship in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen’s University. Dr Ellison has completed an ESRC funded research project to investigate young people’s experiences of crime, policing and victimisation in Northern Ireland which resulted in a research report Young People, Crime and Policing in Northern Ireland. His research interests include policing in divided societies, crime prevention, ‘bottom up’ security governance, and more recently donor assistance to overseas policing missions and the transnational movement of ‘policing knowledges’ globally. He has also recently worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ankara on a 2.2 million Euro project to make recommendations for the civilian oversight of the internal security sector in respect of Turkey’s reform commitments under EU accession criteria. His research has also looked critically and problematically at aspects of Northern Ireland’s police reform process and its increasing status as a model for overseas emulation. He has published in the British Journal of Criminology, the British Journal of Sociology, Police Quarterly, the Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change, Policing and Society and is the co-author (with Jim Smyth) of The Crowned Harp: Policing Northern Ireland, Pluto/University of Michigan Press (2000).