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Institute of Criminology



Nicholas is a PhD student in the Violence Research Centre, supervised by Dr Paolo Campana and Dr Justice Tankebe. He received a BA in Political Science and Mathematics from Williams College (USA) and an MPhil in Criminological Research from the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He began the PhD in 2021, and his research is funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust.


Nicholas' research uses network analysis and other quantitative methods to study police misconduct and related phenomena. In particular, he is interested in developing methods to identify both misconduct-prone officers and officers who are resilient to negative peer influences. Additionally, his research examines how sanctions for misconduct and other official responses affect future misconduct. His other research interests include sentencing, prosecution and criminal justice reform, and drug enforcement. 


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