I am Sidrah, and I have completed a three-year degree in BA Criminology at the University of Westminster. Having undertaken this, I developed a fond interest in research, particularly qualitative research. My dissertation focused on women prisoner’s experiences and compared prisoners from both the UK and the USA, and utilising non-invasive methods of case studies and poetry sources which provided rich and complex data. This facilitated my interests in criminal justice research and policy perspectives. As an intern at IARS, which I find to be a valuable opportunity to continue the field of research, this is wonderful chance to translate my theoretical knowledge and apply it to practical real-life frameworks whilst also continually developing and building further skills and knowledge from IARS.