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Sam's research focuses on using quantitative methods to describe and explain the spatial and temporal patterning of crime and police demand. He is also interested in data visualisation, mapping and promoting the use of open software in social science.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoc researcher, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • 2020–2021
    Research fellow, University of Leeds
  • 2019–2020
    Research associate, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2020 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD Sociology
  • 2016 
    Utrecht University, the Netherlands, MSc Sociology and Social Research
  • 2012 
    London School of Economics, UK, BSc Social Policy with Government