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Miss Diana Miranda

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  • Research Fellow in Ethical Practice in Policing

Professional biography

I am currently working as a Research Fellow in the Ethical Practice in Policing Project at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning. 

I have also worked as a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and University of Girona. I've taught modules on criminology, surveillance studies and sociology. 

I have been a researcher since 2008 working on a number of projects across Europe and Internationally. These have included diverse subjects namely: examining the implications of DNA testing to prove parental relations; maternal and infant healthcare practices in sub-Saharan Africa; prison inmates perspectives around the use of DNA technology in criminal investigations.

From 2006-2009 I completed a B.A. Degree in Sociology (University of Minho, Portugal) and between 2010-2011 I did a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology at the Law School, University of Porto. I submitted my PhD in 2015 and my thesis is titled Criminal identification technologies: trajectories, uses and practices through different perspectives



Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the domain of criminal justice, policing, surveillance and penology. More specifically, I am interested in criminal identification practices (ie. biometric technologies) and their consequences in everyday contexts.

I hold a growing interest in professional standards and their relation to police ethics.