Yasmyn is currently in her 2nd year of her MSc Criminal Psychology degree at the University of Portsmouth whilst working full-time with offending behaviours and substance misuse. Her experience has been to support, empower and advocates for those who are disadvantaged and help them manoeuvre through society despite systemic constraints albeit still enabling them to make positive changes in their life. Her experience includes working with serious offending behaviour, homelessness, and mental health and victims of crime, within prisons, law courts and communities.

Yasmyn began her career in the Criminal Justice sector whilst completing a BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 2013 with a heart full of aspiration to study the thoughts and behaviour of criminals Her aim is to study offenders and offending behaviour whilst improving the effectiveness of criminal investigations.

 As a black woman with cerebral palsy, she is familiar with the limitations that can be imposed, especially in spaces where representation is limited, but her perseverance has remained motivated by the desire (and resilience)! to minimise the effects of social injustices.

Yasmyn joined the Black Criminology Network to meet likeminded people, who are committed to supporting black professionals to prosper in a field that is underrepresented by us and to be part of a wider objective. 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.”

–Maya Angelou