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Richard Kapend is Lecturer in Criminology and Quantitative Research Methods: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) at the University of Portsmouth. He holds a PhD in Social Statistics, an MSc in Demography and BSc in Criminology and Psychological Studies all of them obtained at the University of Southampton. 

Research Interests

Richard's areas of research interest focus on Criminal Justice and Population dynamics in post-conflict countries.

Applying statistical techniques to explore patterns and links between socio-demographic characteristics and crime.

Looking at demographic consequences of armed conflict and violence.

In his most recent roles Richard was involved with mapping different traditions of voluntary actions in England working as a Senior Research fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).

The demography of armed conflict and violence constituted the main research topic for of Richard's PhD thesis where he assessed the extent and scope of excess population loss associated with the 1998-2004 armed conflict in the D R Congo.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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