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Leticia Couto

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing

Qualifications

  • MSc (Universidade do Porto)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)

Summary

Leticia Couto is a lecturer in the department of Criminology, Sociology and Policing. Her current research project, working in partnership with police forces, focuses on analysing police response to domestic abuse to better understand what victim-survivors want from service, and how their voices can be heard whilst also keeping them safe.

Before starting her PhD, she completed her MSc in Criminology at the University of Porto (Portugal) with a dissertation about the costs of fear of crime.

In her spare time, she volunteers at a domestic abuse support service.

PGT modules:

Advanced Quantitative Analysis

Introducing statistics and data analysis with SPSS

UG modules:

Analysing Social Data

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Prevalence and patterns of domestic abuse victimisation in an English police workforce

Brennan, I., Couto, L., & O’Leary, N. (2023). Prevalence and patterns of domestic abuse victimisation in an English police workforce. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2023.2184817

Police victims of domestic abuse: barriers to reporting victimisation

Couto, L., O’Leary, N., & Brennan, I. (2023). Police victims of domestic abuse: barriers to reporting victimisation. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2023.2250523

Research interests

Leticia’s current research areas focus on gender-based violence, policing (e.g., procedural justice, police trust) as well as the intersection of both themes (e.g., policing VAWG – violence against women and girls). Other research interests include fear of crime, costs of crime and situational crime prevention.

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