• 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20152020

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Biography

Teresa joined the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences department as a lecturer in Forensic Psychology in September 2014. She completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology in Portugal at the University of Coimbra. Her longest work experience (12 years) was at a prison for young male offenders where she worked as a psychologist with prisoners, both individually and in group. She completed a PhD in Forensic Psychology in July 2014 at the University of Birmingham on multiple perpetrator rape (MPR). In this PhD, lone and MPRs were compared, and simultaneously the effect the number of perpetrators involved in MPRs has on offence characteristics was examined. Additionally, cross-cultural differences between MPRs committed by juveniles in Portugal and the Netherlands were examined. Furthermore, a qualitative study was carried out which analysed the reasons and motivations given by convicted perpetrators of MPR for participating in the offence. Teresa has published some papers in international journals and contributed with a chapter in the first book on MPR. She has also presented her research in national and international conferences. Her research in this area is ongoing and currently she is completing a study on leadership in MPR and has recently interviewed UK offenders convicted of this crime.

Area of Expertise:

Multiple Perpetrator Sexual Offending

Research Interests

Group Offending; Prevention and treatment programmes for different types of offenders; Juvenile offending and risk taking, particularly violent and sexual offending.; Sexual offending, particularly offences committed by juveniles and multiple perpetrators (duos and 3+groups), cross-cultural comparisons and juvenile/adult comparisons.

Vision Statement

Coming from a practitioner background I’m interested in research that has practical implications and can be used to inform practice. Likewise, I strongly believe that practice should be evidence based which led to my interest in researching multiple perpetrator sexual offending. While working with offenders convicted of this crime, I felt the need to better understand this type of offending in order to effectively address the offenders’ treatment needs. From there my research interests expanded to include group and juvenile offending. Ultimately, I wish to develop research that can be used to inform prevention and intervention programmes for different types of offenders.

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Research Output

  • 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Review article

Multiple Perpetrator Rape Committed by Female Offenders: A Comparison of Solo, Duo, and 3+ Group Offenders

Wijkman, M. & Ferraz-da-Silva, T., 2 Jan 2020, In : Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. (In-press), p. (In-press) 18 p.

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    Domestic Violence Intervention Programs for Perpetrators in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Santoveña, E. E. E. & da Silva, T., 1 Jul 2016, In : Partner Abuse. 7, 3, p. 316-352

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    Multiple perpetrator rape: A critical review of existing explanatory theories

    da Dilva, T., Woodhams, J. & Harkins, L., 2015, In : Aggression and Violent Behavior. 25, Part A, p. 150-158 9 p.

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    Activities

    • 11 Participation in conference

    Interviewing multiple perpetrator sexual offenders: What they have to say about their involvement in the assaults

    Teresa Ferraz-da-Silva (Speaker)
    1 Feb 2014

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    4th EFCAP congress; Youth, Risk and Mental Health: Multiple Roads to Recovery

    Teresa Ferraz-da-Silva (Speaker)
    7 May 20149 May 2014

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    European Association of Psychology and Law Conference

    Teresa Ferraz-da-Silva (Speaker)
    3 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

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    ATSA's 31st Annual Research and Treatment Conference

    Teresa Ferraz-da-Silva (Speaker)
    17 Oct 201220 Oct 2012

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    12th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology; Criminology in the 21st Century: a Necessary Balance Between Freedom and Security

    Teresa Ferraz-da-Silva (Speaker)
    12 Sep 201215 Sep 2012

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