Prof. Anthony Harriott


Anthony Harriott was promoted to the rank of Professor in January 2006 and was appointed Director of the UWI Institute of Criminal Justice and Security and Head of the Department of Government in that year.

Prof Harriott has served as a member of several local, regional and international expert groups. These include, the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime and Criminal Justice Programme, the CARICOM Regional Task Force on Crime. He is a member of several professional organisations including, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the America Society of Criminology and has presented several scholarly papers at the meetings of these organisations.

Prof Harriott is the author of several scholarly articles and the author/editor of six books primarily on the issues of violence, and policing in Caribbean societies. These include Police and Crime Control in Jamaica: Problems of reforming ex-colonial Constabularies, and Understanding Crime in Jamaica – New Challenges for Public Policy. He has also authored and co-authored several technical reports in his field of expertise.

Prof Harriott is the recipient of various academic awards, including the Principal’s Award for Best Researcher in the Social Sciences, Best Publication, and research project attracting the most funding.