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Dr Ruth Hatcher

Department of Neuroscience
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


PhD I studied Forensic Psychology at the University of Liverpool and I am currently a lecturer at the University of Leicester. I am also a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and HPC registered.

Research Interest

My research currently has two strands: 1. Cognitive skills programmes for offenders within community and custodial settings, including outcome and process evaluation. The investigation of the correlates of and reasons for attrition from offending behaviour programmes. Offender's perspectives of their contact with prison and probation during their sentence. 2. Victimisation using emerging technologies e.g. cyberbullying, sexting, online victimisation including revenge pornography and sexual exploitation.


  • Hatcher, R. M., McGuire, J., Bilby, C. A. L., Palmer, E. J., & Hollin, C. R. (2012). Methodological considerations in the evaluation of offender interventions: The problem of attrition. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56, 447-464.

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