In 2012, I completed my LLB International Law degree with an upper second class (Kingston University) and in 2017 I obtained an MSc in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research with Distinction (University of Surrey). Prior to continuing my research on crime and community in Syria at doctoral level, I worked as a consultant researcher for ‘Transparency International Defence and Security’, whereby I assessed corruption in the defence and security sector in Egypt and Syria and developed and delivered training and teaching materials on security sector reform for Syrian civilians. Also, I worked on a range of legal proceedings involving fraud and corruption originating from the Middle East and North African, including the largest corporate fraud and default in the history of the Middle East (AHAB v Al-Sanea). Previously, I worked as a consultant for the European Centre for Law and Justice where I provided advisory opinion and research on matters related to international law, religious liberty and the human rights of the ethnical and religious minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. In 2016, I qualified as a Restorative Justice associate practitioner and I volunteered with Wandsworth (2016) and Camden (2017) Youth Offending Services in London. In my role as a Panel Member, I work with other Panel Members and the Youth Offending Service workers to devise individual and creative programmes of work to address young people’s offending behaviour and enable them to amend the harm they caused through subscribing to the principles of restorative justice. I also facilitate the progress meetings of young people to recognise their achievements and areas for further work. At the same time, I am a FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) funded PhD candidate in the sociology department.
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My research explores whether the Syrian community can take on a role which can rehabilitate young peopled and prevent them from engaging in crime. It examines what the community can do to keep Syrian youth away from the revolving doors of the judicial system and its agencies. It aims to explore the kinds of preventive methods which could prevent them from committing crime at first place, taking in consideration the social, behavioural, and mental defects they acquired during the war.
Mouhiddin, A. (2015) ‘Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index 2015 – Syria’, Transparency International Defence and Security. Available at: http://government.defenceindex.org/countries/syrian-arab-republic/
Mouhiddin, A. (2015) ‘Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index 2015 – Egypt’, Transparency International Defence and Security. Available at: http://government.defenceindex.org/countries/egypt-arab-rep/