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Kartikeya Tripathi

Assistant Professor, Security and Crime Science, UCL

Kartikeya's research interests lie in applying a mixed-methods approach to investigate questions around crime, security and terrorism. In his work he draws upon his diverse academic background with degrees in History, Law, Criminology and Crime Science.

He has worked on a range of topics such as modeling deviation from security procedures by metro rail drivers for his PhD thesis, quantitative analysis of sexual harassment of women in India, practices used by police in developing world to geo-locate crime in informal neighborhoods.

He has worked on research projects with various government and private sector organisations both in Europe and Asia, and is especially interested in applying principles of Crime Science to support capacity building in developing world.

As an Assistant Professor at University College London he encourages students to use qualitative and quantitative research methods to comprehensively understand crime, its causation and prevention. His previous work experience includes a career in journalism where he specialized in the working of organised crime syndicates and South East Asian terrorist groups.


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow, Security and Crime Science, University College London


  • 2016 
    Univesity College London, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, MSc Criminal Justice Policy
  • 2000 
    St Stephen's College, Delhi, BA (Hons) History


  • 2017
    Tripathi, K., Borrion, H. & Fujiyama T,. Potential explosive device on a commuter train: What drives train drivers to deviate from security procedure? Urban Rail Transit Journal ,
  • 2016
    Tripathi, K., & Borrion, H. (2016). Safe, secure or punctual? A simulator study of train driver response to reports of explosives on a metro train. Security Journal, 29(1), 87-105.,
  • 2014
    Borrion, H., Tripathi, K., Chen, P., & Moon, S. (2014). Threat detection: a framework for security architects and designers of metropolitan rail systems. Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 2(1), 173-194.,
  • 2011
    Roberts, J. V., Azmeh, U., & Tripathi, K. (2011). Structured Sentencing in England and Wales: Recent Developments and Lessons for India. National Law School India Review, 23, 27.,