Publications & Team

Current Research

Richard is currently working on the study, 'Getting the Job Done and Cleaning the Money: Professional Enablers and Money Launderers in Organised Crime Groups' funded by The Dawes Trust. This project explores those who enable and facilitate fraud and money laundering.

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 studies.

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.