Niall joined SCCJR in 2007 with his appointment to a Criminology post at the University of Stirling.
He previously worked in government, primarily working on policing research projects. Niall’s recent research activity has centred on the local impacts of organised crime, on aspects of justice in adapting to climate change and related environmental challenges, and research into the policing of hate crime and related public disorder.
Niall has also worked with colleagues in SCCJR, the Scottish Government, and in the Scottish police service on a range of projects that have aimed to develop methodologies, both for better assessing and mapping organised crime threats, as well as for evaluating subsequent law enforcement responses. Niall is an associate director of SCCJR, as well as being an associate of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
Clark A, Fraser A & Hamilton-Smith N (2021) Correction to: Networked territorialism: the routes and roots of organised crime (Trends in Organized Crime, (2020), 10.1007/s12117-020-09393-9). Trends in Organized Crime, 24 (2), pp. 263-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-021-09405-2
Clark A, Fraser A & Hamilton-Smith N (2021) Networked territorialism: the routes and roots of organised crime. Trends in Organized Crime, 24 (2), pp. 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-020-09393-9
Hamilton-Smith N, McBride M & Atkinson C (2021) Lights, camera, provocation? Exploring experiences of surveillance in the policing of Scottish football. Policing and Society, 31 (2), pp. 179-194. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2019.1696800
University of Stirling
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University of Stirling,
Stirling, FK9 4LA
New Media, Surveillance and Technology
Globalisation, Harm and Social Justice
Policing and Security
Evidence, Statistics and Trends
Crimes of the Powerful: organised, white collar and state crime