Dr Gemma Hamilton: Changing Police Attitudes in Sexual Offence Cases

Dr Gemma Hamilton is a lecturer in criminology and justice studies at RMIT University. Her research focuses on violence against women and children, with expertise on policing, family violence, sexual offending and forensic interviewing. In 2016, she won a prize for her phD research that focused on improving investigative interviews with Australian Aboriginal children in cases of sexual abuse. In this conversation, Gemma shared her research on improving police attitudes, forensic interviews. Research discussed : Tidmarsh, P., Hamilton, G. and Sharman, S.J., 2020. Changing Police Officers’ Attitudes in Sexual Offense Cases: A 12-Month Follow-Up Study. Criminal Justice and Behavior, p.0093854820921201.