More about Mohd Kassim
Research project: An in-depth investigation into organised kidnap for ransom and a study of a successful Triad kidnapping group
"The knowledge, skills and expertise that I acquired from my undergraduate degree at NTU equipped me to undertake my postgraduate course and then my research PhD. The collaboration between the Division of Criminology and the Graduate School is very transparent and the progression process clearly identified. The level of engagement and support gave me the confidence to embark on and complete my research successfully.
"My career has progressed a lot since I graduated. I took the opportunity to become a Sessional Lecturer in Criminology at NTU after graduating from my undergraduate degree in 2005 which prepared me with the skills and attributes needed to embark upon a permanent academic career. I then became a Tutor with the Nottingham Trent International College and in January 2010 became a Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University. This is testament to the employability of NTU graduates.
"My career highlight has been travelling to Malaysia to enter into negotiations on behalf of Birmingham City University with the Royal Malaysian Police Colleges in December 2010 for the possibility of academic collaboration. This trip was very successful and being a new member of the institution, the trust shown in me was a great honour.
"For the future, I plan to become more deeply involved in scholarly work and further research into organised crime and corporate fraud - the two areas that I am passionate about. My thesis was on Triad organised kidnapping for ransom where I interviewed a kidnapping group who are still at large and very successful and I plan to conduct more research with successful criminals. I feel that the interpersonal skills and academic grounding that I acquired throughout my time at NTU have given me the confidence to deal with problems that may surface in a positive manner. I would not be where I am now without NTU and most importantly, the people within this excellent institution."