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MY RESUME

Career Details

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Presently

I build on earlier work of the VBP and collect data among incarcerated burglars in the United States using novel virtual reality methods. I seek to answer questions such as, to what extent do cues signaling wealth, visible alarm systems, or clear sight lines attract or deter offenders?  Aside from advancing the knowledge of offender decision making, answers to these questions can result in valuable input for crime prevention and target hardening efforts.

PHD,
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

October 2017 - February 2021

My doctoral research focused on combining individual differences with situational influences to better understand criminal behavior and decision-making to inform policy. PhD research included designing, implementing, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data from large-scale online surveys as well as using innovative methodologies such as Virtual Reality alongside advanced statistical analyses to contribute to the theory and measurement of criminal behavior and decision-making.

MPHIL
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

October 2016 - July 2017

Using a large-scale national survey dataset, I examined individual youth differences alongside situational factors, namely family and peers, to predict criminal behavior. MPhil research also included preliminary collaboration with numerous high-schools in the state of Virginia and the Department of Juvenile Justice to gain access to ecologically valid samples for further testing.

 

EXTERNAL QUALIFICATIONS

Below are external qualifications I have sought to further my research abilities and training. These can includes method courses, coding courses, Virtual Reality development courses, and general workshops. Please click each for more details.