Diana Miranda

Title: Lecturer in Criminology
Phone: 01782 733595
Email: d.c.d.miranda@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB1.003
Role: Admissions Officer Criminology
Assessments, QA & EC Officer Criminology
Contacting me: email

After working as a Research Assistant (University of Coimbra and University of Minho), Research Associate (University of Porto), Research Fellow (The Open University), Associate Lecturer (Birkbeck – University of London) and Lecturer (Eticas, University of Girona), Diana joined the Criminology programme at Keele University in January 2017. Her PhD thesis explores the uses of criminal identification technologies through the perspectives of those involved in such practices. This includes individuals convicted of crime, criminal investigation detectives, prison wardens and probationers. Diana’s current research interests include biometrics and identity, forensics, surveillance, prison and policing studies. She is particularly focused on the use of surveillance technologies and their dynamics in policing and prison contexts.

Miranda, D. (2017) ‘Ler a criminalidade pelo corpo: o retrato de uma natureza criminal’, In Machado, H. (ed.), Genética e Cidadania. Porto: Afrontamento.

Miranda, D. (2015) ‘Criminal investigation through the eye of the detective: technological innovation and tradition’, Surveillance & Society, 13(3/4).

Miranda, D. and Machado, H. (2014) ‘The hybrid detective – technological innovation and tradition in criminal investigation’, Revista Tecnologia e Sociedade, 20. 

Machado, H., Silva, S. and Miranda, D. (2012) ‘Regulation of biological paternity investigation: comparative perspective’, Revista Direito GV, 8(2).

Machado, H., Silva, S., Costa, S. and Miranda, D. (2011) ‘Bio-genetics and gender in the construction of the paternity intentionality: ADN testing in the judicial investigations of paternity’, Revista Estudos Feministas, 19(3).

Selected Publications

  • 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, Irungu E, Gichangi P, Dembo Z, Kadzakumanja A, Makwenda CV, Timóteo J, Cossa MG, de Melo M, Griffin S, Osman NB, Foia S, Ogbe E, Duysburgh E, Colbourn T. 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, vol. 2, Article 4. doi> link> full text>
  • Miranda DCD. 2015. Criminal Investigation Through the Eye of the Detective: Technological Innovation and Tradition. Surveillance & Society. link> full text>
  • Miranda DCD and Machado H. Photographing prisoners: the unworthy, unpleasant and unchanging criminal body. Criminology and Criminal Justice. full text>

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Journal Articles

  • 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, Irungu E, Gichangi P, Dembo Z, Kadzakumanja A, Makwenda CV, Timóteo J, Cossa MG, de Melo M, Griffin S, Osman NB, Foia S, Ogbe E, Duysburgh E, Colbourn T. 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, vol. 2, Article 4. doi> link> full text>
  • Miranda DCD. 2015. Criminal Investigation Through the Eye of the Detective: Technological Innovation and Tradition. Surveillance & Society. link> full text>
  • Miranda DCD and Machado H. Photographing prisoners: the unworthy, unpleasant and unchanging criminal body. Criminology and Criminal Justice. full text>

Diana is the module leader for "Murder" and ‘Investigating Crime: Criminological Perspectives’. She also contributes to teaching on ‘Policing and the Police’, 'Research Methods' and to the MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice.