Olivia Sinclair

Exploring Police Accounts of the Perpetrators of Rape

Email: osinclair1@shef.ac.uk
Supervisors: Dr. Maggie Wykes, Dr. Gilly Sharpe


Law LL.B. (Hons), University of Sheffield
Masters in International Criminology (research pathway), University of Sheffield

Area of Research

Gender and crime, Men and masculinities, sexual violence, violence against women, feminist

Scope of Research

My research primarily aims to explore police officers attitudes, opinions and perspectives in relation to the perpetrators of rape and the crime of rape more generally. My methodology will employ qualitative interviews with members of the police. My findings may have implications for the policing of rape, an area with many difficulties.


Gender and Crime module

Research Centre

Centre for Criminological Research (CCR)