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Introduction

ByJennifer Brown, Sandra Walklate

Jennifer Brown is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics where she is the Deputy Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology. She is enjoying what might be considered an extended sabbatical, catching up on writing and publishing, having spent the last several years as head of Surrey University’s Department of Psychology. Her earlier work looked at sexual harassment, which was stimulated by observations of the experiences of policewomen when she was the research manager for Hampshire Constabulary. More recently Jennifer has been involved in research projects looking at rape, and has supervised several PhDs including one on police decision-making and another on drug-assisted rape. In 2010 she helped put together the literature review for Baroness Stern who, at the last government’s invitation, examined the investigation and prosecution of rape in England and Wales.