Jon completed his BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1998. The focus was on a multivariate analysis of homicide and the utility of motive in the investigation of homicide.
His MSc in Criminal Justice studies was taken at the Institute for Criminal Justice studies, University of Portsmouth in 2000. The dissertation was on repeat victim characteristics in the sexual abuse of people with learning disabilities in Manchester.
Jon has an interest in the role of the victim as an investigative factor in the investigation of serious interpersonal crime. His part- time PhD, under the supervision of Prof David Canter here at the Centre for Investigative Psychology, studies the social and behavioural contexts in which elder homicide occurs.