Welcome to my blog.

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I am a social researcher working at the intersection of policy and practice, with an emphasis, though not exclusively, on criminal justice policy. I (relatively) recently completed a PhD in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds, for which I studied the issue of knife crime. My main focus in this blog is the broad variety of policies and initiatives; local, national and international, that are aimed at tackling the complex matter of violence┬áin its many forms. I will document and reflect on these policies in the context of my own research. If there is a theme it is that policies should reflect as many people’s lived experience as possible, and especially those a policy will impact on the most.