- Research Directorate
Arianna Barbin is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Social Justice and Crime at the University of Suffolk, investigating police officers' insight on specialism when policing sex offences. Arianna has also been involved as a Research Associate to conduct quantitative research for Pillar 1&2 of Operation Soteria Bluestone, and a range of other research projects involving the analysis of police data. Arianna’s background spans across forensic psychology and criminal justice, with a strong research focus on rape myths, child abuse, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and sexism. She has conducted research on the influence of newspapers in legitimising Italian and British participants’ sexist attitudes towards women, as well as papers on the predictors of charge rate and victim attrition in domestic violence cases.