Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


About

I joined the University of Kent in September 2015 after completing my PhD at the London School of Economics which used structural equation modelling to look at how area characteristics act as an offending risk factor.

Before moving into academia I was a Civil Servant and member of the Government Statistical Service for close to 10 years, 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. My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics.

Contact Information

Address

Room E125
Cornwallis East
SSPSSR
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF

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Publications

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Article
Cunliffe, J., Décary-Hêtu, D. and Pollak, T. (2019). Nonmedical prescription psychiatric drug use and the darknet: A cryptomarket analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.01.016.
Martin, J. et al. (2018). Effect of restricting the legal supply of prescription opioids on buying through online illicit marketplaces: interrupted time series analysis. BMJ [Online]:k2270. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2270.
Cottee, S. and Cunliffe, J. (2018). Watching ISIS: How young adults engage with official English-language ISIS videos. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1444955.
Cunliffe, J. et al. (2017). An island apart? Risks and prices in the Australian cryptomarket drug trade. International Journal of Drug Policy [Online] 50:64-73. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.09.005.
Book section
Martin, J. et al. (2018). The international darknet drugs trade - a regional analysis of cryptomarkets. in: Smith, R. G. ed. Organised crime research in Australia 2018. Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 95-103. Available at: https://aic.gov.au/publications/rr/rr10.
Hills, J. and Cunliffe, J. (2016). Accumulated Advantage and Disadvantage: the Role of Wealth. in: Dean, H. and Platt, L. eds. Social Advantage and Disadvantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737070.003.0008.
Research report (external)
Vizard, P. et al. (2015). The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London (2007-2013) Social Policy in a Cold Climate research report, SPCCRR06 Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. [Online]. London School of Economics and Political Science. Available at: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/RR06.pdf.
Hills, J. et al. (2015). Falling Behind, Getting Ahead: The Changing Structure of Inequality in the UK, 2007-2013 Social Policy in a Cold Climate research report, SPCCRR05. [Online]. London School of Economics and Political Science. Available at: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/RR05.pdf.
Hills, J. et al. (2013). Winners and losers in the crisis: the changing anatomy of economic inequality in the UK 2007-2010. Social Policy in a Cold Climate research report, SPCCRR02 Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lupton, R. et al. (2013). Prosperity, poverty and inequality in London 2000/01-2010/11. Social Policy in a Cold Climate research report, SPCCRR03 Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. [Online]. London School of Economics and Political Science. Available at: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/rr03.pdf.
Cunliffe, J. and Shepherd, A. (2007). Re-offending of Adults; Results from the 2004 Cohort Home Office Statistical Bulletin 06/07. [Online]. Home Office. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218135832/rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/hosb0607.pdf.
Total publications in KAR: 11 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

I have 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.

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

I have also worked extensively on inequality research, predominantly focused on wealth and income distributional analysis.

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Teaching

I have taught a range of statistical modules from regression through to multivariate analysis, and contribute to quantitative criminological modules as needed. I currently convene SO535 Youth and Crime back to top

Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 08/09/2016