Dr Rebecca Horn

Research Fellow


Rebecca completed a PhD on police beliefs about women who offend in 1994, and spent the following five years teaching forensic psychology at Liverpool Hope  University College, and conducting applied research with police, probation and prison services.  Her research at this time focused on gender and the criminal justice system, with a particular interest in domestic violence.

From 1999-2003 she worked for the Prison Service and was involved in a number of applied research projects (eg the development of a process to assess the criminogenic needs of prisoners entering HMP Garth; the development and evaluation of a new therapeutic community for drug-using prisoners).

In 2003 she left the Prison Service to work with conflict-affected populations in Africa. He spent twelve months working in the Witness and Victims Section of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (an international war crimes tribunal), and was responsible for conducting a six-month research project studying the impact on witnesses of testifying in an international war crimes tribunal.

Since February 2008 she have been working on three ESRC-funded projects, one of which relates to domestic violence in a refugee camp setting.

Keywords: Domestic violence; Ethno-political violence; Victims


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