Brown, Jennifer

Professor Jennifer Brown  


Position held

Non LSE positions held

Indepndent Police Commission

Deputy Chair


The Association of Chief Police Officer's sub committee on behavioural investigative advice

Committee member


Experience keywords:

Police occupational culture; gender and policing; mixed methods research; occupational stress; rape

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Police occupational culture especially gender and diversity as well as stress experienced by officers and staff. Police decision making with reference to rape and murder investigations. Aspects of behavioural investigative advice (formerly known as offender profiling). Advocate of mixed methods research design including semi structured interviews, focus groups, card sorting techniques, questionnaires. Analysis of novel data such as children's drawings

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Healthcare; Law

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

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Brown, Jennifer and Belur, Jyoti and Tompson, Lisa and McDowall, Almuth and Hunter, Gillian and May, Tiggey (2018) Extending the remit of evidence-based policing International Journal of Police Science & Management. 775017. ISSN 1461-3557


Brown, Jennifer (2017) The sexual harassment merry-go-round: what we know about Britain’s under-reported problem British Politics and Policy Blog (3 Nov 2017) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2017) The sexual harassment merry-go-round: what we know about Britain’s under-reported problem British Politics and Policy Blog (3 Nov 2017) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2017) Make America cruel again?: a pragmatic analysis of why torture does not work British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Jan 2017) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer and Gouseti, Ioanna and Fife-Schaw, Chris (2017) Sexual harassment experienced by police staff serving in England, Wales and Scotland : a descriptive exploration of incidence, antecedents and harm The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. ISSN 0032-258X

Brown, Jennifer (2017) Understanding the antecedents of the domestic violence perpertrator using the archers coercive controlling behaviour storyline as a study In: Courage, Cara and Headlam, Nicola, (eds.) Custard, culverts and cake; academics on life in The Archers.. Emerald Publishing, Bradford, UK, 307-328. ISBN 9781787432864


Stevens, Lord and Brown, Jennifer (2016) Hillsborough and other police scandals: why we need to focus on ‘cop culture’ British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2016) Domestic abuse in the Archers: putting the storyline into context British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer and Mackie, Jeannie and Shell, Yvonne (2016) Defending Helen Archer – marital rape and the role of expert testimony in cases involving domestic abuse British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Sep 2016) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2016) A ‘Helen Archer’ moment? the abused, the perpetrator and the fall-out from domestic violence British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2016) Revisiting the classics: women in control? The role of women in law enforcement: Frances Heidensohn Policing and Society, 26 (2). 230-237. ISSN 1043-9463

Brown, Jennifer (2016) Psychiatry, psychology, and crime: historical and current aspects In: Huebner, Beth M., (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.


Brown, Jennifer and Shell, Yvonne and Cole, Terri (2015) Forensic psychology: theory, research, policy and practice SAGE, London, UK. ISBN 9781473911949


Brown, Jennifer, ed (2014) Forensic psychology Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415813020

Brown, Jennifer and Prenzler, T. and van Ewijk, A. (2014) Women in policing In: Bruinsma, G. and Weisburd, D., (eds.) Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Springer, New York, USA, 5548-5560. ISBN 9781461456896

Gallop, A. and Brown, Jennifer (2014) The market future for forensic science services in England and Wales Policing, 8 (3). 254-264. ISSN 1752-4512

Acuña-Rivera, Marcela and Brown, Jennifer and Uzzell, David (2014) Risk perception as mediator in perceptions of neighbourhood disorder and safety about victimisation Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40. 64-75. ISSN 0272-4944

Cole, Terri and Brown, Jennifer (2014) Behavioural investigative advice: assistance to investigative decision-making in difficult-to-detect murder Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 11 (3). 191-220. ISSN 1544-4759

Brown, Jennifer, ed (2014) The future of policing Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415821629


Silvestri, Marisa and Tong, Stephen and Brown, Jennifer (2013) Gender and police leadership: time for a paradigm shift? International Journal of Police Science and Management, 15 (1). 61-73. ISSN 1461-3557


Brown, Jennifer and Bear, Daniel (2012) Women police officers may lose equality gains with the current police reform programme British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Brown, Jennifer (2012) We must deal with police abuse of the promise to protect and serve British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Salaam, Abeeb Olufemi and Brown, Jennifer (2012) Lagos “area boys”, substance usage and potential risk factors International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 10 (1). 83-96. ISSN 1557-1874

Brown, Jennifer and Heidensohn, Frances (2012) From Juliet to Jane: women police in TV cop shows, reality, rank and careers In: Newburn, Tim and Peay, Jill, (eds.) Policing: Politics, Culture and Control. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 111-134. ISBN 9781849463003


Brown, Jennifer (2011) Stress and policing: a retrospective reflection and contemporary updating In: Devonport, Tracey J., (ed.) Managing Stress: From Theory to Application. Psychology research progress. Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA. ISBN 9781614707486

Brown, Jennifer and Woolfenden, Susan (2011) Implications of the changing gender ratio amongst warranted police officers Policing, 5 (4). 356-364. ISSN 1752-4512

Brown, Jennifer and Walklate, Sandra, eds (2011) Handbook on sexual violence Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415670722

Cole, Terri and Brown, Jennifer (2011) What do senior police officers want from behavioural investigative advisors? In: Alison, Laurence and Rainbow, Lee, (eds.) Professionalizing Offender Profiling: Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 181-205. ISBN 9780415668781

Acuña-Rivera, Marcela and Uzzell, David and Brown, Jennifer (2011) Percepción de desorden, riesgo y seguridad: la influencia del método Psyecology: Revista Bilingüe de Psicología Ambiental, 2 (2). 115-126. ISSN 2171-1976

Brown, Jennifer (2011) We mind and we care but have things changed? Assessment of progress in the reporting, investigating and prosecution of allegations of rape Journal of Sexual Aggression, 17 (3). 263-272. ISSN 1355-2600

Brown, Jennifer (2011) Facet theory and multi-dimensional scaling methods in forensic research In: Sheldon, Kerry and Davies, Jason and Howells, Kevin, (eds.) Research in Practice for Forensic Professionals. Issues in forensic psychology. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 60-86. ISBN 9780415672726


Salaam, Abeeb Olufemi and Brown, Jennifer (2010) Patterns of psychoactive substance use among prison inmates in Nigeria prior to and during custody International Journal of Prisoner Health, 6 (3). 107-116. ISSN 1744-9200

Horvath, Miranda and Brown, Jennifer (2010) Between a rock and a hard place Psychologist, 23 (7). 556-559. ISSN 0952-8229

Brown, Jennifer and Campbell, Elizabeth A., eds (2010) Cambridge handbook of forensic psychology Cambridge handbooks in psychology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521878098

Miller, Sarah and Brown, Jennifer (2010) HMP Dovegate's therapeutic community: an analysis of reconviction data Therapeutic Communities Journal, 31 (1). 62-75. ISSN 0964-1866

Board, Belinda J. and Brown, Jennifer (2010) Barriers and enablers to returning to work from long-term sickness absence: part I-A quantitative perspective American Journal of Industrial Medicine. ISSN 0271-3586


Horvath, Miranda and Brown, Jennifer, eds (2009) Rape: challenging contemporary thinking Willan Publishing, Cullompton, UK. ISBN 9781843925194


Heidensohn, Frances and Brown, Jennifer, eds (2000) Gender and policing: comparative perspectives Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9780333730607


Brown, Jennifer and Campbell, E. A. (1994) Stress and policing: sources and strategies Wiley, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9780471941385

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