Former young offender, graduated (2015) from Birkbeck – University of London with a First Class Honours degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (BSc). Also awarded the Birkbeck School of Law Prize for Outstanding Performance in Criminology. Currently finishing an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy at London School of Economics (LSE). Employed as a research assistant at the ICPR to help assist with the Dawes funded study on organised fraud (2016) and enablers of organised fraud and money laundering (2016-2018).
ICPR work has included desk based experience such as literature reviews, offender searches, helping write interview schedules, analysis and coding in addition to practical, empirical experience such as helping conduct interviews with enforcement professionals and offenders in prison. The experience already obtained at ICPR has helped him connect the dots between academic theory, policy making and its effect on criminalisation and the criminal justice system. His research interests lie in the cultural aspects of criminology, particularly graffiti artists, youth crime, youth culture and prison culture.