• Room 0G.019 - Sociology and Social Work

    United Kingdom

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Topic areas include:
quantitative criminology,
adolescent development,
longitudinal research,
drug use,
latent variable modeling,

1996 …2023

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Research Interests

Prof Percy is a quantitative criminologist engaged in the study of adolescent development, in particular, the emergence of risk-taking behaviours (such as alcohol, drug use and crime, which all peak in the teenage years).

His research has three core themes: a) examining the origins and outcomes of adolescent risk-taking, b) testing interventions to prevent and reduce the immediate and long-term harms associated with risk-taking behaviours, and c) applying innovative quantitative methods and statistics to the study of adolescent development.

The objective of his research activity is to promote positive healthy development in teenagers.


Current teaching:

  • Psychological perspectives on crime (CRM3005);
  • Data visualisation (SQM1001);
  • Advanced statistics (SQM3002 & SQM3004)
  • Victim surveys (CRM1001)
  • Self Control Theory (CRM2001):

Previous teaching

  • Youth Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Quantitative research design and methods
  • Advanced quantitative research
  • Research Ethics in Social Research
  • Developmental psychopathology


Research Focus

Alcohol, drug use, delinquency, adolescent development, longitudinal research, social statistics, psychometrics, criminology, adolescents, teenagers, prevention, interventions, evaluation, RCTs


Cycling, board-games, comics, Scandinavian death metal, wine and Belgium beer

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • HA Statistics
  • Longitudinal methods
  • latent variable models
  • multivariate analysis
  • psychometrics
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Criminology
  • alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Adolescence


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