Emil Jonescu has acquired knowledge and understanding of the architectural, functional and political aspects associated with custodial architecture and the urban contexts in which they exist by combining policing experience in WA with architectural investigation and academic discourse. His interests in research relate to surveillance in urban spaces, understanding spaces and the behaviours they promote, architecture shaping/influencing behaviours, and creating linkage between the justice system and architectural research. With this under-pinning, current interests align with architecturally-focused interdisciplinary research that seeks to promote and educate in the design of sustainable urban spaces through shaping of behaviours and social engagement in urban contexts.