My published output to date has primarily been concerned with trends in the distribution of victimisation across citizens and households, and an appropriate technique for weighting these by seriousness or harm. Publications about immigration and its relation to crime are also being developed and published in line with the British Academy grant that I have received in 2015. This remains one of my central topics of interest.
Given my experience in quantitative analysis in criminology, a number of large datasets are now accessible to me and afford extensive and exciting opportunities for original work. Some preliminary work on the complex relationships between statistics and crime has been undertaken, and funding sought for a more ambitious research programme.
I am largely interested in large scale quantitative projects that aim to produce practice-oriented outcomes. Particular areas of interest include prevention of repeat victimisation, examination of crime ‘harm’ and ability to focus policing efforts as the most harmful criminal activity, and, finally, areal distribution of immigration and its impact on crime rates.