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Justin Kurland, Dept Doctoral Student

Justin Kurland, PhD Student




Justin Kurland

Name:

Justin Kurland

Age:

28
First degree subject: BA in Psychology

University:

Rutgers University
Master's degree subject
MA in Criminal Justice
Master's University
Boston University
Previous job
Criminal investigator with the Office of the Public Defender for the State of New Jersey

I’m originally from . . .

New Jersey, United States
Why I applied to the Department of Security and Crime Science
The Department of Security and Crime Science provided me with an opportunity to research my area of interest within a framework and among experts that simply was not available to me in the US.  The marriage between these two things made my decision to apply here a no-brainer!
My research interests My current research interests include evaluating the relationship among variables that contribute to [the increase of] football related disorder on public transport and applying deterrence mechanisms as a means of possibly reducing this disorder; some of my other interests include problem-oriented policing, situational crime prevention, and crime prevention through environmental design. 
What I do when I’m not studying . . .
I am usually at the gym helping to ensure I maintain my physical well-being so I can continue to be a productive researcher for as long as possible – I am also keen on obtaining the title of Centenarian! 
My career aspirations . . .
My aspirations include a professorial career that will help educate, inspire and popularsze the field of Crime Science.  Additionally I hope to start a consulting firm to promote tangible changes in public policy and environmental design back in the US.
What kind of partner organisation I’d like to work with / what I’d like from a partner organisation
There is no limit to the types of organisations that I would be willing or interested in working with provided we share a goal and there is a willingness to be open minded and think ‘outside of the box’. 

Ella Cockbain, Secret Student

Ella Cockbain



Ella Cockbain

Name:

Ella Cockbain

Age:

25
First degree subject: BA in Modern Languages (German and Russian)

University:

Oxford
Previous job, if employed before entering DTC
Advertising strategist (at leading international agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, BBH, in London)

I’m originally from . . .

London, England
Why I applied to the Security Science DTC
I’ve always loved interrogating problems from different angles to discover new insights and while working in advertising I was disproportionately enjoying research-based tasks. This spurred me on to apply to the Security Science DTC, whose multidisciplinary approach and high research calibre were particularly attractive characteristics.
My research interests
I’d like to do my research into human trafficking from Central and/or Eastern Europe for the British sex trade and am currently considering a number of potential angles, e.g alternative predictors for trafficking (important given the paucity of data), the trafficking of minors, or studying the demand-side here in Britain.
What I do when I’m not studying . . .
I love travelling, anywhere from the depths of provincial Russia, to downtown Vegas to the wilds of Guatemala. Closer to home, I enjoy all the typical stuff. I’m a language geek and would like to learn a few more soon.
My career aspirations . . .
I suspect that my research project will lead me towards a future researching questions relating to transnational organised crime, although where I’ll end up working is hard to say just yet.
What kind of partner organisation I’d like to work with / what I’d like from a partner organisation
I’m keen to find a partner organisation with domain expertise and lots of lovely data! I want my research to be of genuine use to its end-users and therefore hope that collaboration and discussion will help shape my project’s direction.

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