This course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer.
The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:
The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.
Dr Delphine Theobald's main areas of research are in life course transitions and offending behaviour, intimate partner violence, and psychopathology associated with violence perpetration. More specifically her work examines the effects of marriage, cohabitation and parenthood on offending behaviour, and the antecedents of violence perpetration. Recently her interests have widened to include aggression in dating relationships and the evaluation of 'healthy' relationship interventions. In 2013 she received the Early Career Award from the Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology of the American Society of Criminology for her significant contribution to scholarly knowledge on developmental and life-course criminology in her early career.
Dr Joanna Jamel has a multi-disciplinary background in sociology, investigative and forensic psychology as well as being a criminologist. Joanna has conducted research on male rape: examining the specialist police response; its incidence in male sex work; its representation in the print media, and victim resistance strategies. She is also interested in the policing of transphobic hate crime. Her research on male rape examined the specialist police response to this crime with the assistance of Project Sapphire of the London Metropolitan Police. The findings of this research were disseminated to Project Sapphire and the Crime Academy to inform specialist police training and have also been used by West Mercia Police in this regard. Other research on the commercial male sex work industry investigated client-perpetrated sexual violence against male escorts. In addition, she has also analysed the print media representation of male rape. Her current research focuses on the policing of transphobic hate crime and she continues to research issues relating to the sexual violation of adult males.
Dr Jackie Hillman's main areas of research are verbal and non-verbal cues to deception, the detection of deception through interviewing techniques and the perception of deceptive movement and fake injury. Recently her interests have broadened to include attitudes and gender bias in the investigation of abusive relationships.
Estelle Moore's research expertise includes intervention in forensic settings; treatment of personality disorder (PD); supervision and reflective practice for staff working with PD; promotion of recovery and service user inclusion in forensic settings; and the implementation of Restorative Justice in Mental Health settings.
Estelle Moore is also the Head of Psychological Services at Broadmoor Hospital and the Strategic & Professional Lead for Psychology & Psychological Therapies, West London Mental Health Trust.
James Tapp's research interests are in forensic psychology. His research focuses on evaluating what works in the rehabilitation and recovery of forensic mental health patients, and also on the reliability and validity of risk and mental health assessments.
Eliza-Jane Corson's main area of research relates to the development of personality disorders, specifically anti-social personality disorder; and associated underlying psychological constructs that impact on offending behaviour. Her clinical work involved working with mentally disordered offenders and offenders with intellectual disabilities.