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Biography

Dr Laura Hammond has been a member of the research team at the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology for the past twelve years, during which time she gained both her MSc and PhD in Investigative Psychology under the supervision of Professor David Canter.

Her research has focused on a wide range of areas, from spatial patterns in crime and Geographical Offender Profiling to rape investigation, terrorism, the use of eyewitness evidence in court and investigative interviewing techniques. She has published work on a range of different topics, and has presented her work nationally and internationally to wide and varied audiences. She has worked with a number of different academic bodies, police forces and law enforcement agencies around the world on a range of consultancy projects and criminal legal cases.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. She is a member of the School Research Ethics Panel, and of the Secure Societies Institute at the University of Huddersfield. She has held the post of Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham (Doctorate in Forensic Psychology) since 2011.

Research and Scholarship

Research interests

  • Criminal Differentiation and the Modelling of Offence Styles
  • Criminal Spatial Behaviour
  • Geographical Offender Profiling
  • Investigative Processes and Decision-Making
  • Eyewitness Evidence
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Cognitive Bias in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences
  • Public Perceptions and Experiences of Crime
  • Criminal Desistance

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Personality Correlates of Co-witness SuggestibilityJournal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice . ISSN 1522-8932

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘The Effects of Memory Conformity as a Function of Co-Witness Familiarity’. In: Crime, Culture and Social Harm, 14th July 2017, York St. John University, UK

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Investigating the Effects of Pre-existing Co-Witness Relationships on Statement Similarity.’. In: Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 13th-15th June 2017, Bristol

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Ciesla, K. (2017) ‘The malleability of eyewitnesses: investigating the external predictors for eyewitness suggestibility’. In: EAPL Conference 2017, 28-31st May 2017, Mechelen, Belgium

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Machin, L. (2017) ‘Male-on-male sexual assault: victim, offender and offence characteristicsJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 14 (2), pp. 189-209. ISSN 1544-4759

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Investigating the effects co-witness familiarity on statement similarity’. In: Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference, 24th-27th April 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa

Ashton, S., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Offending patterns of youth gang members and leaversJournal of Gang Research . ISSN 1079-3062

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘The Reduction of False ConvictionsThe Custodial Review , 81, pp. 12-12.

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2017) ‘Mock Jurors’ Understanding of Forensic Science and Its Perceived Importance in Judicial Processes’. In: Psychology and law in Europe: When West meets East. : CRC Press. pp. 103-124. ISBN 978-1498780988

2016

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2016) ‘The misinformation effect: how multiple eye witnesses can make the same mistakeProof Magazine .

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Fewster, M. (2016) ‘Perceptions of male rape and sexual assault in a male sample from the United Kingdom: Barriers to reporting and the impacts of victimizationJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling . ISSN 1544-4759

Williams, L., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2016) ‘Proposal for a community based perpetrator, primary caregiver and child victim sexual risk assessment tool - The Sexual Allegation Form Evaluating Risk (SAFER)Assessment & Development Matters , 8 (1). ISSN 2040-4069

2015

Shiraj, N., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Differentiating Honour Crimes: An Empirical Framework’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology', 15th - 16th December 2015, London

Fatania, A., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Differentiating Sexual Murders of Adult and Child Victims’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology, 15th - 16th December 2015, London

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘The changing face of homicide research: The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trendsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 157-162. ISSN 2009-3829

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Simpson, O. (2015) ‘A model for differentiating school shooters characteristicsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 188-200. ISSN 2009-3829

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2015) ‘Age effects on juvenile homicide perpetrationJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 163-176. ISSN 2009-3829

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Co-Witness Influences on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy’. In: 24th Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd July 2015, Manchester

Kenny, M., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Offender and Victim Narrative Roles within Sexually Motivated Abduction’. In: 24th Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd July 2015, Manchester

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘The detection of deception within investigative contexts: Key challenges and core issuesJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 12 (2), pp. 107-118. ISSN 1544-4759

Evans, L., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘A predictive model of criminality in civil psychiatric populationsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (1), pp. 1-12. ISSN 2009-3829

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Investigating the effects of informational influence in an eyewitness setting’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology', 15th - 16th December 2015, London

2014

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Akram, S. (2014) ‘An empirical framework for differentiating child abduction’. In: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 8th - 13th July 2014, Paris, France

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Armstrong, M. (2014) ‘Characteristics and attributes of adult kidnapping: Differentiating types of offence’. In: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 8th - 13th July 2014, Paris, France

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Quinn, G. (2014) ‘Mock jurors' understanding of forensic science and its perceived importance in judicial processes’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Morrison, L. (2014) ‘Criminals with autism spectrum disorder: Judgements of culpability.’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St Petersburg, Russia

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Biases in mock jurors evaluations of evidential support for crime scenarios.’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

Hope, S., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2014) ‘Keeping it in the Family: An empirical framework for differentiating familicide offenders.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

Glen, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2014) ‘Narrative action systems of missing persons.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Differentiating types of kidnapping incident.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

2013

Canter, D., Hammond, L., Youngs, D. and Juszczak, P. (2013) ‘The Efficacy of Ideographic Models for Geographical Offender ProfilingJournal of Quantitative Criminology , 29 (3), pp. 423-446. ISSN 0748-4518

Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2013) ‘Offenders' Spatial Behaviour and Geographical Offender Profiling’. In: Behavioural Analysis of Crime Studies in David Canter's Investigative Psychology. : Ashgate. pp. 205-218. ISBN 9780754626220

Canter, D., Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2013) ‘Cognitive Bias in Line-Up Identifications: The Impact of Administrator KnowledgeScience and Justice , 53 (2), pp. 83-88. ISSN 1355-0306

Hammond, L (2013) ‘Geographical Profiling in a Novel Context: Prioritising the Search For New Zealand Sex OffendersPsychology, Crime and Law , 20 (4), pp. 358-371. ISSN 1068-316X

2012

Fitzgibbon, S. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘An Exploration of Insurgent Spatial Behaviour Using IED Locations in Afghanistan’. In: 14th International Conference of the IAIP, 5th - 7th December 2012, London, UK

Hammond, L., Canter, D. and Youngs, D. (2012) ‘The Efficacy of Ideographic Models for Geographical Offender Profiling’. In: 14th International Conference of the IAIP, 5th - 7th December 2012, London, UK

Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘Experimenter Effects on Respondent Choice: The Fundamental Administrator Effect From Photo Line-up Identifications’. In: Global Perspectives on Criminal Justice Conference, , John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York

Canter, D., Hammond, L., Youngs, D. and Juszczak, P. (2012) ‘The Efficacy of Ideographic Models for Geographical Offender Profiling’. In: Global Perspectives on Criminal Justice Conference, , John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York

Youngs, D., Canter, D. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘Experimenter Effects in Respondents’ Choices: Investigator Bias in Identifications’. In: EAPL Conference 2012, 10th - 13th April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Hammond, L., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2012) ‘The Geospatial Patterning of Insurgent Activity in Al Basra, Iraq’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law, 10-13 April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Hammond, L., Canter, D. and Youngs, D. (2012) ‘Morphological Influences on Geographical Profiling Effectiveness’. In: EAPL Conference 2012, 10th - 13th April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Hammond, L (2012) ‘A Cross-National Comparison of Geographical Profiling Effectiveness’. In: EAPL Conference 2012, 10th - 13th April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘A Thematic Analysis of School Shooting Incidents’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law, 10-13 April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Canter, D., Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2012) ‘The Next Generation of Geographical Profiling Systems’. In: EAPL Conference 2012, 10th - 13th April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Carthy, N., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘Policing Rape: Attrition Trends and Policy Implications’. In: EAPL Conference 2012, 10th - 13th April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

2011

Carthy, N., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2011) ‘Rape Attrition Within the UK Criminal Justice System’. In: 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31st March - 2nd April 2011, Amsterdam

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Desistance from Crime: A Thematic Analysis of Motivators and Roles’. In: 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31st March - 2nd April 2011, Amsterdam

Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2011) ‘Decay Functions and Offender Spatial ProcessesJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 8 (1), pp. 90-102. ISSN 1544-4759

Carthy, N., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2011) ‘Rape Attrition Within the UK Criminal Justice System’. In: 13th International Facet Theory Conference, 2011, Huddersfield, UK

2010

Canter, D., Juszczak, P., Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2010) ‘An Idiographic Approach to Geographical Offender Profiling: Increasing Efficacy Through Density and Linear Models Across Different Crime Areas Using Dragnet’. In: 10th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 8th - 11th September 2010, Liege, Belgium

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2010) ‘Revisiting Criminals’ Mental Maps: Prolific Offenders’ Cognitive Representations of Space’. In: British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, 23-25 June 2010, Kent

Hammond, L (2010) ‘A Sex Offender Typology: The Relationships Between Behavioural Classification and Crime Distibution’. In: 9th International Investigative Psychology Conference, 21st - 22nd January 2010, London, UK

Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2010) ‘Possible Interviewer Effects on the Lockerbie Photographic Line-Up’. In: 9th International Investigative Psychology Conference, 21st - 22nd January 2010, London, UK

2009

Hammond, L (2009) ‘Exploring the Relationships Between Behavioural and Spatial Features of Sex Offence Series’. In: Meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law (NNPL), 9th - 10th October 2009, Tallin, Estonia

2008

Hammond, L. and Youngs, D. (2008) ‘Evaluating the person/property distinction in the journey to crime’. In: EAPL Conference 2008, 2nd - 5th July 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Hammond, L (2008) ‘Establishing the effectiveness of the dragnet geographical profiling system in prioritising the search for New Zealand sex offenders’. In: EAPL Conference 2008, 2nd - 5th July 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Youngs, D. and Hammond, L. (2008) ‘Decay functions and offender spatial processes: Geographical profiling volume crime’. In: EAPL Conference 2008, 2nd - 5th July 2008, Maastricht

2007

Canter, D. and Hammond, L. (2007) ‘Prioritizing Burglars: Comparing the Effectiveness of Geographical Profiling Methods.Police Practice Research , 8 (4), pp. 371-384. ISSN 1561-4263

2006

Canter, D. and Hammond, L. (2006) ‘A Comparison of the Efficacy of Different Decay Functions in Geographical Profiling for a Sample of U.S. Serial KillersJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 3 (2), pp. 91-106. ISSN 1544-4759

Hammond, L., Wagstaff, G. and Cole, J. (2006) ‘Facilitating Eyewitness Memory in Adults and Children with Context Reinstatement and Focused MeditationJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 3 (2), pp. 117-130. ISSN 1544-4759

Esteem

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Member of the Forensic Division of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Honorary Associate (Consultant) Professor: University of Nottingham
  • Invited Lectures for the FBI, the US. Department of Justice, and the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.
  • Member of the European Association of Psychology and Law
  • Member of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Research Degree Supervision

Supervision of the following current PhD students:

Main Supervisor/Director of Studies

  • Chiara Zappatereno: Intimate Partner Homicide in Italy.
  • Manuel Camilleri: Suicide In Malta.
  • Emily Parrish: Determining Individual Differences Which May Increase Susceptibility to Bias Within Eyewitness Testimony
  • Sophia Wiseman: An Examination of Facilitators to Criminal Desistance and Their Impacts Over Time.

Co-Supervisor:

  • Megan Kenny: Who’s Following You? Online Victimisation Through Social Media.
  • Dara Mojtahedi: Co-Witness Influences On The Accuracy and Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony.
  • Sally-Ann Ashton: The Relationship of Static and Dynamic Risk Factors to Desistance From Offending in a Sample of Youth Involved in Co-Offending and Gang Membership.
  • Kayley Ciesla: Female Crime Narratives Demonstrated Through the Narrative Role Questionnaire
  • Shannon Clancy: The Criminal Experience: Exploring the Experience of Offending between Person and Property Crimes.
  • Victoria Empsall: The Female Murderer: An Exploratory Study of Patterns, Themes and Characteristics.
  • Daniel Hunt: Individual Differences of Missing and Non-Missing Persons: The Roles of Decision-Making Styles and Personality.
  • Nazanin Shiraj: Intimate Partner Abuse: Comparing the Perceptions of Iranian and British Women Living in the U.K.
  • Katie Goodlad: The Criminal Narrative Experience in Mentally Disordered Offenders.
  • Ntaniella Pylarinou: Stalking in Greece.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Laura Hammond

2017-18

PhD
MSc by Research

2018-19

PhD
MSc by Research

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader for:

  • HMB1030 Introducing Investigative Psychology: From Offender profiling to the Science of IP
  • HMB1033 Improving Legal Testimony and Evidence in Court and Investigations
  • HMB1038 Dissertation

Teaching on the following modules (MSc):

  • HMB1030 Introducing Investigative Psychology: From Offender Profiling to the Science of IP
  • HMB1031 Investigative Psychology Theories and Models for Violent, Acquisitive and Sexual Crime
  • HMB1032 Offender Spatial Activity: Beyond Geographical Offender Profiling
  • HMB1033 Improving Legal Testimony and Evidence in Court and Investigations
  • HMB1034 Professional Issues and Applications
  • HMB1036 Methodologies for Investigative Psychology: Tactics and Strategies for Studying Criminal Action
  • HMB1038 Dissertation

Other teaching commitments include:

  • Postgraduate Dissertation Supervision
  • Personal Tutor
  • PhD Pastoral Tutor