Anthony Harriott was promoted to the rank of Professor in January 2006, and appointed Director of the UWI Institute of Criminal Justice and Security and Head of the Department of government in that same year.
Professor 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:
A new book on “Organized Crime and Politics in Jamaica” will be published later this summer. He has also authored and co-authored several technical reports in his field of expertise.
He 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.
He is also a member of a number of professional organizations including the “Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the America Society of Criminology” and has presented a number of scholarly papers at the meetings of these organizations.