I'm not the best at introductions so I will try to keep this brief...
I currently work as a web developer under my own company, which I registered officially in May 2011. I would like to develop and expand the company
to a point where I no longer have to work within it for the company to continue its success. My main amition is the field of psychology, which I have been studying
part-time alongside, ambitiously aiming for an eventual qualification that would allow me to work in either an academic or a clinical environment.
I've had a special interest in forensic science and criminology since my late teens, but have only been prioritising my academic research in these fields since 2012.
There's no real purpose behind this website, it's ultimately just a place for me to store my thoughts in case I run out of brain space!
That being said, I generally try to reference any facts and statistics as a principal of good academic practice, but since I'm not really qualified to write about half the things
I have an opinion on, I would advise you to take pretty-much everything you read here with a pinch of salt!
I am updating this website on an ongoing basis and will submit some of my articles as well as an updated list of projects as soon as I can.
I currently have to attend to the immediate priorities of my company, but I have not forgotten about my personal ambitions and rest assured
that I am still studying hard and my projects are still active. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you think you may be
able to make a contribution. At this point I am not looking for financial support, but I could certainly benefit from professional expertise and wisdom.
I'm never short of moral support either, so if you think you see a good idea, please feel free to say so as this is extremely encouraging and motivating for me!
Untitled Project (2013-ongoing)
As you may or may not be aware, I have been actively researching the possibility of a web-based international criminal investigation tool to speed up
and simplify the process of forensic investigation for serious and organised crime.
The goal of this project is to try and reduce the number of active cases by aiding investigators in connecting forensic evidence to offenders, known or unknown.
It aims to achieve this by using a score-based calculation of probability from the various connections that the algorithms can find between offenders and offences.
My research has suggested that there are many different software solutions available to the many different bodies in law enforcement,
some are well-known and favoured between organisations, but as far as I can tell there is no known single software solution that is internationally shared between
organisations with all of the desirable features included. In an ever-growing society where international commute is constantly improved in its reliability,
affordability and its ease of access, it is imperative that such a tool is at the immediate disposition of all law enforcement agencies and investigators worldwide,
as this would significantly reduce the chances of repeat offenders being able to skip town.
Thanks to the fact that I have spent a lot of time building websites, I am able to combine my existing knowledge within the academic fields that I'm interested in (criminology and forensic psychology).
This has allowed me to get a partial idea of the tools and features that are currently available, and which of these are of the greatest benefit to investigators.
These are just some of the features that I would like the software to include, this list will be updated in due course, and once the project has a name and its own website,
I will enhance each point with a better description:
DNA and fingerprint matching
Modus operandi linking
Witness statement linking
Facial composite matching
Young offender red-flagging
In forensic psychology, we know that distinctive behavioural patterns in serious offenders tend to emerge at a young age, with red-flagging in place for young offenders,
investigators have an opportunity to keep a closer watch on specific offenders that score highly on repeat offence probability. This score would be determined by the specific
characteristics set out in the most up-to-date DSM.
Linking: all offenders are assigned with a unique identification number, allowing the software to include an unknown offender from forensic evidence
and use that to tie other cases together through probability.