Queen Mary University of London | Harvard Humanitarian Initiative | University of Hull | University of Ulster


ISCI provides hands-on experience to students who are passionate about the study of state crime.

Ceren Demirci

Ceren is a first year undergraduate LLB student at King’s College London. She has led and participated in community projects in high school on giving human rights education to children, travelling various regions of Turkey. Through these projects, volunteering with NGOs, and academic work at King’s she has developed  interest on areas of human rights, criminology and international criminal law. She plans to write articles for the state crime website and is transcribing and translating interviews for the ESRC project.

Christabel Morris

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Christabel has recently completed an internship with VSO in Kwara State Nigeria, where she lived with a Nigerian family and worked with a team to try to provide economic strengthening to two rural communities. She was also involved in organising and facilitating various events that focussed on women’s rights. She is now working to support a Nigerian NGO called SAFIN (SAving the Future Initiative, Nigeria) through organising fundraising and awareness schemes and events, researching and supporting an adopt a community programme, and designing and producing a monthly UK newsletter. She is a BSc Psychology graduate from the University of Sussex, and the results from her dissertation are currently in preparation for publication. She is now eager to develop her passion for international development through focussing on learning more about state crime.

Dawid Stańczak

IMAG0367 Dawid graduated from University of Ulster with a First Class Honours Bachelor degree in Sociology with Criminology. He is now starting his PhD research on resistance to state-corporate crime.. The title of his research study is ‘Prohibiting State-Corporate Crime through Non-Violent Direct Action: A Comparative Study of Crime-Control from Below’. Dawid has been a social media intern for International State Crime Initiative since October 2012. In 2013 he was appointed researcher on a project on direct action, which formed part of a larger ESRC project into civil society and resistance. Since then Dawid has co-authored an article in Theoretical Criminology with Dr Kristian Lasslett and Professor Penny Green.


Ellen Harries (Former Intern)

Kate Foot (Former Intern)

Louisa Loveluck (Former Intern)

Marie Wachinger (Former Intern)

Melanie Davidson (Former Intern)

Olivia Crellin (Former Intern)

Ross Gorey (Former Intern)