David Pérez Esparza holds a BA in International Relations from Monterrey Tech. He also holds a Master degree in Political Economy and Conflict Resolution from Essex University, a Master in Security from UCL, and a Master in Public Policy from EGAP School of Governance. Previously to join UCL, David worked as Consultant and Researcher for different police forces and security organisations in Mexico and Latin America. His research interests include: corruption and police reform, situational crime prevention, and illicit trafficking. He currently pursues a PhD in Security and Crime Sciences at UCL, where he researches crime prediction and the mitigation of gun-related violence.