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Brian Francis is Professor of Social Statistics at Lancaster University and Associate Director of the Violence and Society UNESCO Centre . He has worked extensively in developing quantitative research methods in criminology, particularly in the areas of criminal careers and crime seriousness.
Luca Giommoni is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.
His research interests are in the areas of illicit markets, illicit financial flow, digital currencies, cryptomarkets and the use of social media data to research crime-related problems.
Tom Obokata’s expertise lies in transnational organised crime generally, and human trafficking & exploitation in particular. He has a number of publications on these topics, the most recent one being a monograph entitled “Transnational Organised Crime: A Comparative Analysis” (Routledge 2016
Rose Broad completed my doctoral research in 2013 which focused on people convicted for human trafficking offences and their construction through the criminal justice system. She is currently working with Prof David Gadd on an N8 funded project with Greater Manchester Police based on their Moder