Patricio R is a PhD candidate in Security and Crime Science, University College London (UCL). He holds a BA in Communication Science, an MRes in Security Science, and a Master’s in Public Policy.
Before joining UCL, Patricio worked in Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior, where he was part of a government-led effort to promote scientific research on security. Later, he became a policy advisor to the Ministry’s Head of Strategic Planning. His PhD research is focused on the patterns of extortion victimization against Mexican businesses, with the aim of generating insights that could be useful to device crime preventive strategies.