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Ms Louise Broadbent

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I have recently commenced my PhD. My research project concerns the motivations and attitudes on online anti child sex offender groups and people who view and comment on their web and social media sites. The project uses a grounded theory and ethnography approach, whlist utilising content analysis, interviews and surveys. The project will also consider how the findings could and should impact the detection, punishment and management of child sex offenders in the criminal justice system in the UK.

Research cluster

  • Policing, Crime and Forensic Investigation