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 the Director of Criminal Justice at the University of Canterbury. I'm also a senior firefighter 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. I have just written a book on Shane 'Kiwi' Martin'. 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.