Omar is currently undertaking PhD Criminology research at the University of Westminster, London.
The focus is on understanding the most effective methods for reducing Pretrial Detention in Brazil.
He will be examining the local interpretation of normative Euro-American understanding of human rights and how this effects reform and implementation.
Mental Health & Policing Response
Omar is conducting a study in Staffordshire, UK at the request of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Many officers express feelings that much of their time is focussed on working with people that have mental health issues, however, the statistics do not show this to be evident. The study will examine definitions, recoding methods and perceptions of police and other key stakeholders, related to mental health.