Fabiana Joaquim graduated in Law at the end of 2014 in Brazil. During her 5 years at university, she developed a passion for Criminal law and has since decided to deepen her studies in criminology and criminal Justice. During her latest internship she gained valuable criminology experience by assisting a Criminal Prosecutor at the Public Ministry of her country, and had broad access to the Brazilian penal system, in particular criminal suits regarding homicides. She began her master at Leiden Law School in Crime and Criminal Justice at the beginning of 2015. Her main research interest includes the analysis of the relationship between socio-economic factors and crime rates in Brazil, as well as other countries.