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To what extent can forensic evidence aid the investigation and prosecution of Internal Child Sex Trafficking?
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
MEng in Electronic Engineering with Psychology, University of Bath
Project Manager, Media Producer, Maths Teacher
I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...
WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC
After working for a while the 4-year programme at UCL SECReT, seemed ideal as it provided a structured first year course to help me get back into studying in addition to gaining a further masters qualification. It also gave me the opportunity to try out a new subject area with enough time to develop a PhD proposal.
I have a background in engineering but my current research interests are in sexual crimes, forensics, and disseminating scientific knowledge to non-scientific audiences.
As part of my PhD research I am currently conducting a questionnaire on the forensic knowledge of police officers. If you are a currently serving police officer from the UK and would like to take part in this research you can complete the questionnaire at:
WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING
I enjoy running, spending time with my friends and family, and travelling.
MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS
I am interested in working with SOCA (NCA), the Home Office, or other similar organisations.
WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM A PARTNER ORGANISATION
I am working closely with a number of police forces as well as NGO/third sector agencies and other governmental departments.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Brayley, H., Cockbain, E., and Laycock, G. (2011) “The Value of Crime Scripting : Deconstructing Internal Child Sex Trafficking”. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Cockbain, E., Brayley, H. and Laycock, G. (2011) “The Value of Social Network Analysis: Exploring Internal Child Sex Trafficking Networks”. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Brayley, H., Redfern, M.A. and Bo, Z.Q. (2005) “The Public Perception of Power Blackouts” IEEE. This was presented at the 2005 IEEE/PS Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition in Dalian, China.
Crime briefs for use by police, government agencies, NGOs and charities include:
- Internal Child Sex Trafficking (November 2010)
- Crime Scripting for ICST (November 2010)
- Social Network Analysis for ICST (November 2010)
- CSE and Youth Offending (May 2011)
Referenced in the CEOP Thematic Assessment 2011 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind (http://www.ceop.police.uk/Publications/)
and the UK National Action Plan.
I have also peer reviewed for Justice Quarterly
Abstract Accepted: ‘Biding Our Time: Can Covert Tactics Be Used When Children Are Involved? Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, March 2012
Presentation: ‘Understanding ICST: A Crime Scripting Approach’ International Crime Intelligence Analysis Conference, Manchester, November 2011
Presentation: ‘Using SNA to Identify Patterns in Co-Victimisation and Co-Offending in ICST’ International Crime Intelligence Analysis Conference, Manchester, November 2011
Presentation: ‘Are There Links Between CSE and Youth Offending?’ National Working Group Research Forum, CEOP, London, June 2011
Key Note Speech: ‘Offender Focused Approach to ICST Investigations’ Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Learning the Lessons Conference, Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board, Sheffield, April 2011
Presentation: ‘The Use of SNA in ICST Investigations’ DSTL Crime Science Community of Practice, Porton Down, March 2011
Workshop/Presentation: ‘ICST: An Offender Focused Approach’ 4th National Safe and Sound Conference, Nottingham, September 2010
4th European Security Research Conference, September 2009
Forensic Science Society Student Conference, December 2009
AGI Crime and Disorder Seminar, December 2009
Tackling Child Trafficking and Exploitation in the European Union, December 2009
Counter Terrorism Expo, April 2010
Homeland and Border Security Conference, July 2010
International Crime Science Conference, July 2010
Tackling Demand for Human Trafficking, Legarum Institute, September 2010
NWG Practitioner Conference (North), Bradford, September 2010
Global Child Protection in Tomorrow's Virtual World, December 2010
NWG Practitioner Conference (South), CEOP, London, December 2010
Operation Retriever Lessons Learnt Conference, London, March 2011
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) Conference, London, April 2011
Investigating Serious Crime Conference, University of Huddersfield, June 2011