Paul has more than 20 years of experience of working in the criminal justice field. He has worked in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors undertaking criminal justice related work in practice, policy and research. Paul's former practice was in Probation and Youth Justice in East London, he later worked as a Consultancy Manager for NACRO and Matrix Knowledge. Paul has also worked as a Performance Advisor for the Ministry of Justice and was Director of Communities for a Youth Leadership Charity, Brathay.
For 14 years Paul was Vice Chair of the Lambeth Community Police Consultative Committee which was set up after Lord Scarman's Report following the Brixton Riots. Paul's current research interests are focused towards youth gangs and he is the Vice Chair of the London Gangs Forum.