Background and Expertise
Richard joined ICPR as an intern in
September 2015 just after graduating from Birkbeck -
University of London with a First Class Honours degree in
Criminology and Criminal Justice (BSc). He was also awarded the
Birkbeck School of Law Prize for Outstanding Performance in
Criminology. He was then offered a scholarship to study at London
School of Economics (LSE) for the masters programme in Criminal
Justice Policy starting Sept 2016. Richard is now currently working
as a part-time research assistant at ICPR whilst continuing his
Whilst working at ICPR, Richard
helped with a previous study on fraud funded by The Dawes
Trust, 'It's All About Money, Money, Money: Taking Stock of
Organised Crime Groups Involved in Fraud'.
Tasks included: conducting quantitative
and qualitative research, taking notes at focus groups and
individual interviews with the police and offenders, transcribing
data, inputting data using SPSS software, writing up analysis and
notes from NVIVO software and literature reviews.
Former young offender/graffiti
artist, Richard is interested in the exploration of criminal
behaviour within its cultural context, the study of 'outsider'
groups and the perception of these sub-cultures by the public and
the media. By engaging in research, he wishes to present a greater
awareness of the complexities and cultural factors surrounding
criminal behaviour which may also be related to social inequality
or injustice and marginalisation.