Dr Diana Miranda

Lecturer in Criminology

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology Faculty of Social Sciences 3S35, Colin Bell Building University of Stirling FK9 4LA, Stirling

Dr Diana Miranda

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About me

Diana's research aligns criminological and sociological approaches to understanding emerging biometric and data driven technologies. In particular, she explores how surveillance impacts our bodies and identities through processes of technologically mediated suspicion: in criminal investigation, predictive policing, smart cities, security of borders and prisons.

Her research projects range from the use of visual surveillance tools (such as body-worn cameras and facial recognition), to the use of identification technologies in the Criminal Justice System (eg. photographic, dactylosopic and genetic data). More recently, a ground-breaking international research project (Emotional AI in Cities: Cross Cultural Lessons from UK and Japan on Designing for An Ethical Life) was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK and the Japan Science and Technology Agency in Japan. In this project, Dr Diana Miranda explores the use of emotional AI in policing and security and considers citizens’ attitudes towards the use of these technologies in smart cities.

Dr Diana Miranda has published widely on leading peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker to present her research findings internationally. Her research has also been presented in numerous conferences and contributed to expert evidence (namely to the Scottish Government on biometric data and the use of facial recognition in policing). Her work is published in English and Portuguese and it has informed different Criminal Justice institutions in both the UK and Portugal.

Before Stirling, Dr Diana Miranda held teaching and research positions in several universities across Europe and in the UK (The Open University, Birkbeck – University of London, Keele University and Northumbria University).

Research (3)

Surveillance; Biometrics; Body and Identity; Identification Technologies; Body-worn cameras; Facial Recognition; Suspicion; Visual; Policing; Ethical Practice; Forensics and STS; AI and machine learning; Smart city; Visual and Digital Criminology; Imprisonment; Qualitative research methods;

Projects

Emotional AI in Cities: Cross Cultural Lessons from UK and Japan on Designing for An Ethical Life
PI: Dr Diana Miranda
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Evidence Review into Public Experience and Confidence of Body Worn Video in a Policing Context
PI: Professor William Webster
Funded by: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

Emerging Technologies in Policing
PI: Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith
Funded by: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

Outputs (62)

Outputs

Book Review

Miranda D (2022) Book Review Police Visibility: Privacy, Surveillance, and the False Promise of Body-Worn Cameras. Review of: Police Visibility: Privacy, Surveillance, and the False Promise of Body-Worn Cameras, Bryce Clayton Newell (2021), University of California Press. 260 pp. ISBN: 9780520382909. Information Polity, 27 (2), pp. 305-308. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-229004

Book Chapter

Bakir V, Ghotbi N, Ho TM, Laffer A, Mantello P, McStay A, Miranda D, Miyashita H, Podoletz L, Tanaka H & Urquhart L (2022) Emotional AI in Cities: Cross‐cultural Lessons from the UK and Japan on Designing for an Ethical Life. In: Carta S (ed.) Machine Learning and the City: Applications in Architecture and Urban Design. London: Wiley, pp. 621-624. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119815075.ch51

Conference Proceeding

Miranda D, Urquhart L & Laffer A (2022) Working with Affective Computing: Exploring UK Public Perceptions of AI enabled Workplace Surveillance. In: Effectiveness of ICT ethics – How do we help solve ethical problems in the field of ICT?. ETHICOMP 2022, UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS Turku, Finland, 26.07.2022-28.07.2022. University of Turku, Finland: ETHICOMP, pp. 165-177. https://sites.utu.fi/ethicomp2022/proceeding/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2021) Policing and Facial Recognition. The Centre for Crime and Policing conference series, Northumbria University - Newcastle upon Tyne [online], 05.04.2021-05.04.2021.

Book Review

Miranda D (2020) Book review: Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons. Review of: Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018; pp. 288: 9780198749240. Theoretical Criminology, 24 (4), p. 708–710. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480619871111

Keynote

Miranda D (2020) The Role of Body Worn Cameras in Policing. The Centre for Crime and Policing - Police Seminar, Northumbria University - Newcastle upon Tyne, 03.02.2020-03.02.2020.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2019) Police body-worn cameras and rural settings. EUROCRIM 2019 (19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology), Ghent University, Belgium, 18.09.2019-21.09.2019. https://www.eurocrim2019.com/scientific-program

Lecture

Miranda D (2019) Policing, technology and surveillance (Presentation), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu Campus, Japan, 15.07.2019-16.07.2019.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2019) Trends in AI, policing and security. Emotional AI seminar, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Tokyo Campus, Japan, 08.07.2019-10.07.2019.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D & Urquhart L (2018) Policing and the Internet of Things: making daily life visible to Justice?. EUROCRIM 2018 (18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology), Sarajevo, 29.08.2018-01.09.2018. https://www.esc-eurocrim.org/images/esc/files/Abstracts_Sarajevo_2018.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2018) Criminal bodies under investigation. EUROCRIM 2018 (18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology), Sarajevo, 29.08.2018-01.09.2018. https://www.esc-eurocrim.org/images/esc/files/Abstracts_Sarajevo_2018.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2018) Data flows beyond the prison walls. 46th Annual Conference of The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22.08.2018-24.08.2018.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D & Urquhart L (2018) Smart homes, smart policing?. 8th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 07.06.2018-09.06.2018. https://conferences.au.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/SSN2018_Book_of_abstracts2.pdf

Book Chapter

Miranda D (2017) Ler a criminalidade pelo corpo: o retrato de uma natureza criminal. In: Machado H (ed.) Genética e Cidadania. Porto, Portugal: Edições Afrontamento, pp. 69-86. https://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt/bitstream/1822/55795/4/Genetica_e_Cidadania.pdf#page=69

Article

Djellouli N, Mann S, Nambiar B, Meireles P, Miranda D, Barros H, Bocoum FY, Yaméogo WME, Yaméogo C, Belemkoabga S, Tougri H, Coulibaly A, Kouanda S, Mochache V & Mwakusema OK (2017) Improving postpartum care delivery and uptake by implementing context-specific interventions in four countries in Africa: a realist evaluation of the Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health (MOMI) project. BMJ Global Health, 2 (4), Art. No.: e000408. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000408

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2017) Prisoners' photographic portraits and the construction of the criminal body. 45th Annual Conference of The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, The University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece, 31.08.2017-03.09.2017. http://eknexa.aegean.gr/site/Abstract-Booklet-1.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Schaefer A, Smolović Jones O & Miranda D (2017) Challenged bodies: identities at the front line. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 06.07.2017-08.07.2017.

Project Report

Schaefer A, Smolović Jones O & Miranda D (2017) Ethical Practice in Policing. The Police Knowledge Fund. The Open University. https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/policing/sites/www.open.ac.uk.centres.policing/files/files/Outputs/Schaefer%20et%20al%20(2017)%20Ethical%20practice%20in%20policing.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Schaefer A, Miranda D & Smolovic-Jones O (2016) Challenged bodies: ethical identity at the frontline. EBEN - European Business Ethics Network Annual Conference and PRME UK, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 19.06.2016-22.06.2016.

Poster

Miranda D, Schaefer A & Smolovic-Jones O (2016) Ethical Practice in Policing. Inaugural Conference “Evidence into Practice”, Centre for Policing Research and Learning, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 11.05.2016.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Miranda D (2016) Criminal identification practices, power relations and rights. BSA (British Sociological Association) Annual Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 06.04.2016-08.04.2016. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archive/

Book Chapter

Miranda D (2014) O trajeto histórico dos métodos de identificação criminal em Portugal. In: Machado H & Moniz H (eds.) Bases de Dados Genéticos Forenses: Tecnologias de Controlo e Ordem Social. Coimbra, Portugal: Coimbra Editora, pp. 307-345. https://www.almedina.net/bases-de-dados-gen-ticos-forenses-tecnologias-de-controlo-e-ordem-social-1563855321.html

Conference Proceeding

(2014) Fronteiras de desigualdade e o controlo sem fronteiras. Cadernos Mateus DOC, 5. Mateus DOC 2013, Vila Real, Portugal, 18.09.2013-20.09.2013. Vila Real, Portugal: Instituto Internacional Casa de Mateus. http://www.iicm.pt/en/publications/fronteira

Conference Proceeding

Miranda D (2014) A identificação criminal na perspetiva do vigilante e do vigiado: o uso da impressão digital e do perfil. In: VIII Congresso Português de Sociologia "40 anos de democracia(s) – progressos, contradições e prospetivas", Évora, 14.04.2014-16.04.2014. Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia/Portuguese Sociology Association. https://associacaoportuguesasociologia.pt/viii_congresso/VIII_ACTAS/VIII_COM0089.pdf

Article

Machado H, Silva S, Costa S & Miranda D (2012) Bio-genetics and gender in the construction of the paternity intentionality: DNA testing in the judicial investigations of paternity [Biogenética e género na construção da intencionalidade da paternidade: o teste de DNA nas investigações judiciais de paternidade]. Estudos Feministas, 19 (3), pp. 823-848. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2011000300009

Project Report

Machado H, Cunha MI, Miranda D & Santos F (2011) Stained Bodies - Prisoners’ perceptions of the DNA database for criminal investigation purposes and their perspectives of social reintegration. Report presented to the Portuguese Prison Services. Universidade do Minho. http://dnadatabase.ces.uc.pt/list_documents.php (Study of the prisoners perspective.pdf).