A VC2020 Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, and early career academic, at De Montfort University, Jason had a non-standard entrance into academia. Beginning as a mature student, he read Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics before making the move to Criminology.
Specialising in the philosophy of causation in criminological theory he secured an MPhil in Criminological Research at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (ESRC funded). This work later became the basis of the book: An Introduction to Criminological Theory and the Problem of Causation. It is also at this Institution where his Doctoral research has been conducted. The thesis is entitled: The Prison Based Forensic Psychologist: in Person and Practice.
Between 2005 – 2008 he was a guest Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire presenting lectures to trainee probation officers in the London area on the life sentence and the effects of long term imprisonment. He has also been a guest lecturer for both Leicester and De Montfort Universities. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.
Whilst completing his PhD Jason also worked as a Programme Manager and Research Co-ordinator with the third sector organisation User Voice. There he both delivered projects and conducted research in a number of criminal justice settings including: prisons, probation, youth justice, and forensic mental health