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Biography

Emma Sleath completed her PhD at the University of Leicester under the supervision of Professor Ray Bull.  This PhD examined predictors of rape victim blaming including: rape myth acceptance, belief in a just world, and gender role beliefs.  This PhD also compared the attitudes of specially trained Police officers (STOs) with non-specially trained Police officers to examine the influence of training in addressing these negative perceptions of rape victims.  After achieving her PhD, Emma joined Coventry University’s Psychology and Behavioural Sciences department in August 2011.

Since joining the department, Emma has worked with several police forces in relation to sexual offences and intimate partner violence, developing collaborative relationships across the United Kingdom.  Current projects include carrying out the first research examining police officers’ perspectives and responses to revenge pornography and non-consensual sharing of private sexual media.  The outcomes of this project will develop evidence-based practice in improving police force responses to this offence.  Emma continues to develop research that focusses on victim retraction and disengagement in cases of sexual and intimate partner violence.  

Research Interests

Revenge pornography and non-consensual sharing of private sexual media; Criminal justice response to victims of crime including intimate partner violence and rape; The use of stereotypes (e.g., rape myths) and their impact; Perception of victims of crime (focusing on rape and stalking) including blame attributions and credibility assessments

Vision Statement

In terms of my motivations for my research, it has always been carried out with a focus to having applied outcomes.  I have a strong commitment to research objectives that have an impact in the real world.  This is particularly important in my area of research expertise in relation to police practice and victims of serious crimes.  I collaborate with police forces to enable them to further improve their current provision to help victims engage with their services and gain justice for their victimisation.

External positions

External Examiner, Teesside University

2016 → …

External Examiner, University of Cumbria

Jun 2015 → …

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Research Output 2010 2019

Non-consensual sharing of private sexually explicit media amongst university students: Non-consensual sharing sexually-explicit media

Walker, K., Sleath, E., Hatcher, R., Hine, B. & Crookes, R., 7 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime Victims
Students
Motivation
Research
Violence
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
tactics
victimization
abuse
violence
1 Citation (Scopus)

The process of primary desistance from intimate partner violence

Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S. J. & Sleath, E., 1 May 2018, In : Violence Against Women. 24, 7, p. 843-875 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
violence
role identity
social process
narrative
interaction
10 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review of the current knowledge regarding revenge pornography and non-consensual sharing of sexually explicit media

Walker, K. & Sleath, E., 1 Sep 2017, In : Aggression and Violent Behavior. 36, September-October, p. 9-24 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
File
Erotica
Aggression
Publications
Peer Review
Crime Victims

Effects of interpersonal crime on victims

Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Sleath, E., 13 Oct 2017, Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions . Davies, G. & Beech, A. (eds.). Wiley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2004 2017

  • 12 Participation in conference
  • 3 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial activity

IALMH Conference Croatia

Kate Walker (Speaker), Emma Sleath (Contributor)
14 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

IMPAKT-SS

Kate Walker (Chair), Emma Sleath (Chair)
3 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Violence and Victims (Journal)

Emma Sleath (Peer Reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Law and Human Behavior (Journal)

Emma Sleath (Peer Reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Criminal Justice and Behavior (Journal)

Emma Sleath (Peer Reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Prizes

Poster prize

Emma Sleath (Recipient), 20 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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