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My research interests include crime and victimisation in the 'Digital Society', policing, data ethics, tech law and legal tech. I have experience of using qualitative and quantitative methods including administrative data linkage, statistical modelling and qualitative thematic analysis. I am passionate about the benefits of working in partnership with stakeholders and harnessing the benefits of mixed methods and interdisciplinary research.
IntroductionResearchers and public authorities are increasingly exploring the potential of administrative data to generate new insights. This includes recent work leveraging the opportunities of the crime report data collected by the UK's national reporting centre Action Fraud (AF). However, the quality of these data and its implications for data u...
Social-media companies make extensive use of artificial intelligence in their efforts to remove and block terrorist content from their platforms. This paper begins by arguing that, since such efforts amount to an attempt to channel human conduct, they should be regarded as a form of regulation that is subject to rule-of-law principles. The paper th...
This paper presents the early results of a study exploring computer misuse and fraud victimisation in Wales, United Kingdom (UK). The results presented here describe the quality of the data available to local forces, the characteristics and heterogeneity of the victims who report incidents and the nature of the police response at a local level. The...
The aim of the review was to bring together what is known about the scale and nature of fraud affecting individuals and businesses in the UK. This was in order to establish the current state of the evidence base and identify areas for research.
When the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) first included cybercrime in its figures, the Office for National Statistics estimated levels of crime doubled. The ONS figures point towards an estimated 5.1 million cybercrimes and frauds and 2.5 million offences under the Computer Misuse Act – including hacking, identity theft and spread of malw...
Existent literature points toward a considerable attainment gap between black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students and their white counterparts at a national level. In Swansea University, the latest equal opportunities annual report indicated that while 79.4 per cent of students of white origin received a good honours degree in the 2013/2014...
Since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, there have been a number of terrorist suspects arrested in the UK, but three-quarters of those people are released without charge. This has led to claims from within these communities that counter-terrorism legislation is both heavy-handed and counter-productive. This article presents findings from a pilot research p...
The 2011 census revealed that there are 2.7 million Muslims in the United Kingdom. Muslim communities in Britain are diverse and have grown since the Industrial Revolution: a microcosm of this development can be found in Cardiff. The 2001 census showed that Cardiff was home to 11,268 Muslims and according to the most recent census in 2011 this numb...
Since 9/11 there have been over 1, 500 terror suspects arrested in the UK with nearly two thirds released without charge. This has led to claims from within these communities that the police tactics are both heavy handed and counter-productive. This study presents findings from a (pilot) research project (2012-2013) that examined how best to engage...
Awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 PhD studentship to undertake a Ph.D. in the area of fraud and cybercrime in Wales. In June 2014 there were 615 reports of fraud within the Southern Wales region, with an estimated total loss of £3.1m. This equates to over 7000 reports per year in this region alone, worth more than £37m. Yet there remains no detailed, evidence-based understanding of this problem within Wales. I am undertaking a 1+3 programme. During my first year I will complete a multidisciplinary training course consisting of: taught modules provided by Swansea University’s ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre for Wales; an internship within South Wales Police’s Cyber Crime Unit; and I will receive expert training from industry on the methods and techniques used by cyber criminals and gangs.