Kari Davies

Kari Davies

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: The case linkage of stranger, acquaintance, and domestic sexual assault

Supervisors: Dr Jessica Woodhams

Kari Davies is undertaking doctoral research into the case linkage of sexual assault. She will be using data from the UK and abroad in order to conduct investigations into sexual offenders’ behaviour; specifically looking at whether victim choice affects the way that offenders commit these offences.


MSc Forensic Psychology (distinction) – University of Leicester
BSc Psychology (2:1 Hons) – University of Durham


Kari completed her degree at the University of Durham and her Masters at the University of Leicester. She has also been involved in a number of research projects, including working for the Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre in Singapore.


Davies, K., Tonkin, M., Bull, R., & Bond, J. W. (2012). The course of case linkage never did run smooth: A new investigation to tackle the behavioural changes in serial car theft. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 9, 274-295. doi: 10.1002/jip.1369

Davies, K., Bond, R., & Smith, L. L. (2011). Investigating the differences between car key burglaries and traditional car theft (Unpublished master’s placement project). University of Leicester, UK.

Davies, K. (2011). Behavioural case linkage: An overview of recent research and its practical applications within the investigative services (Unpublished report written as part of the International Visiting Researcher Programme). Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Singapore.