My name is Joshua and I’m from the UK. I hold a BA in Anthropology from the University of Sussex and have recently graduated from the LSE with an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy. My research interests include drug policy, public opinion on crime and criminal justice, and restorative justice. It is inspiring to see how the IARS International Institute are applying action research and youth-led principles to their projects, especially at a time when public opinion and media attention toward matters of youth and criminal justice are increasingly negative. I am excited to develop my research skills supporting the IARS International Institute, particularly through working on the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project’s provision of a policy framework for preventing the violent radicalization of young people in Europe.