Dr Marisa Silvestri is a Reader in Criminology and group leader of the Crime and Criminal Justice Research Group at the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Studies, London South Bank University. Her research interests are focused on the broad area of gender, policing and criminal justice. In particular she is interested in women in police leadership and the impacts of a gendered criminal justice system. In addition to various articles and reports, she is author of Women in Charge: Gender: Policing and Leadership (2003: Willan Press) and co-author of Gender and Crime (with Crowther-Dowey, C. 2008: Sage).
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