James is a Senior Lecturer, and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Terrorism Studies, at the University of East London. He is a former electrician but also a former intern at UN's Drugs and Crime Office and a Home Office administrator, with an LLM in International Law from Kent. He has a PhD in Criminology from Loughborough U., and 7 years' teaching experience on UEL's BA  Criminology & Criminal Justice, including roles as Programme Leader for their joint honours with Psychosocial Studies, Admissions Tutor and Year Tutor. James has presented papers on drugs in many places, including the Brookings Institute and a police college in China. He publishes prolifically and his very recent work includes the book Suppressing Illicit Opium Production, with Tauris: London, and an article with Niamh Hourigan, John Morrison and Andrew Silke on "Crime in Ireland North and South: feuding gangs and profiteering paramilitaries". His book with UEL colleagues on Historical Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism is out in November. His full publication list can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Windle

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