A bit about me.
I do research and try to understand the world through it. I'm lead researcher Independent Research Solutions. It does brilliant work. I'm a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury. I am a trustee for the New Zealand Public Interest Project and also a firefighter (SFF) at Station 28 in Sumner. I believe in science and rationality and believe the Enlightenment is the most important period of human history, except for when we developed the opposable thumb. That was pretty big. I wrote Patched the History of Gangs in New Zealand. It was a finalist for best non fiction book in the New Zealand Book Awards in 2013. It won People's Choice (thanks people). I also won a Canon media award for best blogger in 2015 and I write a column for the New Zealand Herald. Greg Newbold and I recently edited Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction. My next book is in the making and is tentatively titled Murder: A New Zealand History. It's going to be epic. You can follow gangs here and murder here. You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook too. That's all.