Hi, I’m Peter Traynor. I studied knife crime for my PhD from the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds.


I’ve been a researcher for years, and have a long-running interest in violence, and the ways in which we as individuals and as a society respond to violence.

I am currently a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University: https://www.mmuperu.co.uk/

I am a member of the West  Yorkshire Gangs Guns and Weapons Forum. I have spoken on various radio stations about knife crime, and recently contributed to the Home Office’s Violence Reduction Strategy.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss my research.

Here is my twitter account: https://twitter.com/ResearchAtLeeds

I also do this: http://academyproofreading.co.uk/

And wrote this: https://theindifferentstars.com/