Yongyu Zeng

PaCCS Placement Policy Intern with the TISC Report

Yongyu obtained her MRes in Criminology (Distinction) and BA in Social Sciences (Sociology and Criminology) and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. She received a university studentship to conduct her PhD research on insider dealing in the financial markets. Her research analyses the practices and relations among actors that are variously embedded in legitimate businesses and markets but engaged in insider dealing for illegal benefits. She is interested in the ‘crimes of the powerful’ – more specifically the organisation of financial, white-collar, corporate, serious and organised crimes. Her main methodological interests are mixed-methods, crime script and social network analyses, to understand how these crimes are organised.