Laura has not only studied behaviour using her psychology degrees and operational experience, but she has also applied this knowledge to developing front line, practical tool kits to assist in early identification, intervention and prevention.
This includes the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009) Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model. This was built on the good practice of the SPECSS+ Model, which previously contributed to a reduction in domestic homicide, serious violence and repeat victimisation in London.
Laura has addressed and trained hundreds of law enforcement professionals and practitioners in the UK and all over the world including:
- Police and Home Office, Portugal
- PSNI, Northern Ireland
- SSAFA MOD, Germany
- New Scotland Yard, London;
- New South Wales Police, Australia;
- Seville, Spain;
- European Homicide Working Group, Europol, den Haag;
- South African Police (SAPs), Johannesburg;
- FBI, National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Quantico, USA.
Working with officers in the Metropolitan Police Service, Laura developed Multi-Agency Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) in London in 2001 and present day continues as a reader of DHRs on behalf of the Home Office.Alongside other subject matter experts Laura developed the Home Office training package on Domestic Homicide Reviews and collaborated with Women’s Aid to develop and deliver the training on Stalking, Risk and Advocacy.