Tahir Abass

By 15th January 2019 No Comments

Email Address: lwta@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @TahirAbass_

Research Interests: Race, ethnicity and crime, youth justice, social justice and qualitative research methods

I’m a 1+3 ESRC funded PhD student at the University of Leeds, currently in the second year of my PhD programme. I am also affiliated with the Centre for Law and Social Justice and the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (at the University of Leeds). My research interests include race, ethnicity and crime, social justice, youth justice and qualitative research methods.

My PhD research is focusing on the impact of imprisonment on Pakistani families in the UK. The impact of imprisonment on families is multi-layered and complex and within both academia and policy prisoners’ families have begun to gain some recognition over the last few years. The impact on families from minority ethnic communities is largely absent from the discourse however, and I aim to address some of these issues through my research.

Prior to commencing my research I have undertaken roles in the third sector. This has involved supporting the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration into communities upon release from prison. I have also worked as a Family Support Worker and have supported families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families who have been adversely affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

I’m usually at WRDTP events, especially those that are run through the Security, Conflict and Justice pathway. Please feel free to approach me at events or email me if you have anything you wish to discuss relating to the WRDTP and/or research training opportunities and needs.