Domestic abuse and sexual offending

Our research is dedicated to improving knowledge about domestic abuse and sexual offending, and professional and societal responses to it. Impact is at the core of our research and our researchers have strong connections with policy and practice.

Our academics are made up of leading experts in the field, who regularly offer expert consultation to practitioners, policy makers and journalists. We have methodological strengths in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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Dr Charlotte Barlow
Reader in Criminal Justice and Policing
School of Law and Policing

Charlotte researches violence against women and girls, in particular domestic and sexual violence. Her work focuses on policing, criminal justice and legal responses. Recent projects have explored coercive control, domestic violence disclosure schemes, rurality and domestic abuse…

Dr Emily Cooper
Senior Lecturer
School of Law and Policing

Emily is a member of the teaching teams in Policing. A geographer by background, Emily's PhD explored the geographies and regulation of sex work, She has led numerous collaborative projects with police forces and partner organisations relating to sex work and sexual exploitatio…

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