Research Projects

Youth at Risk/Youth as Risk: Global Responses to Urban Violence
Read about my most recent research project, a comparative study of responses to urban violence in Brazil, Sierra Leone, South Africa and the UK (click to read more)

Violence in Civil Wars
Read about my research focused on civil war violence and atrocities, including my book Rebels in a Rotten State that draws on years of field research and interviews with perpetrators (click to read more). 

Other areas of research
I also work and publish on DDR; reconciliation; child soldiers; SSR; use of drugs in conflict; terrorism in the Sahel and West Africa; narcotics trafficking in West Africa (click to read more).

Image ©Kieran Mitton: Tank for sale in Segbwema, Kailahun Distrist, Sierra Leone, March 2010.