Assisting police decision-making, including crime linkage (behavioural linking of crimes) and offender prioritisation, offender profiling, and identifying false allegations. She also evaluates police interventions in terms of effectiveness, as well as process evaluations.
Sexual and Serial Offending
Sexual offending (particularly offences committed by strangers, juveniles and groups), modus operandi behaviour, victim coping strategies, serial offending (including robbery, burglary and sexual offences).
Jessica has attracted more than £2.6M in research grants and contracts.
Selected research grants
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Data Retention Project
National Police Chief’s Council and ESRC IAA
Police Knowledge Fund Award for the Better Policing Collaborative.
College of Policing, the Home Office and HEFCE,
Lead or Joint Lead for Multiple Research Work Packages
Research, Development and Training in Evidence-Based Policing.
Co-I and Lead of Research Work Package
Provision to evaluate a community situated domestic violence perpetrator programme.
Birmingham City Council
College of Policing Innovation Fund Grant
Co-I and Lead for University of Birmingham
C-LINK (Crime Linkage International NetworK)