Jack Cunliffe

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Criminology,
Director of Studies, Q-Step and Methods
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 Jack Cunliffe


Jack Cunliffe joined the University of Kent in September 2015, after completing his PhD at the London School of Economics, which used structural equation modelling to look at how area characteristics act as an offending risk factor.  His undergraduate degree was in Mathematics.

Before moving into academia, Jack was a Civil Servant and member of the Government Statistical Service, working predominantly in the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, but also with a period in the Government Equalities Office and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. 

Research interests

Jack has broad research interests both within criminology and social policy more generally. These include methodologies to make best use of existing data through theoretically informed structural equation modelling, with a particular focus on criminological enquiry.

Jack is an associate investigator on a project that aims to gain understanding of the online drug cryptomarkets.

Jack has also worked extensively on inequality research, predominantly focused on wealth and income distributional analysis.


Jack teaches on youth and crime, quantitative criminological modules and on a range of statistical modules from regression through to multivariate analysis. 

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