Dr Lisa Smith
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
- Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5708
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: Room 2.01 2nd floor, 154 Upper New Walk
- Office Hours: By appointment only
- Follow me on Twitter @DrLisaSmith
Lisa joined the department in January 2011, after working for five years in the Forensic Psychology department at Leicester. After completing her BSc in Psychology (with a minor of study in Philosophy of Law) at the University of Toronto, she completed an MSc in Forensic and Legal Psychology at the University of Leicester, followed by a PhD in Psychology at Leicester. Prior to relocating to the UK from Canada, Lisa worked with the Ontario Provincial Police as the Program Coordinator of a victim services response unit.
Lisa is also Associate Director (Social Sciences) of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute.
Jury decision making; Interpretation of forensic evidence in the Criminal Justice System (e.g. police investigations, courtroom); Improving the recovery of forensic evidence, and interpretation and processing of evidence by police agencies; Case linkage and profiling of offender characteristics based on crime scene behaviours and evidence recovered; The impact of stress on police personnel performance; The use of victim services in critical incident response.
Lisa would be interested in supervising PhD research projects in any of these areas, and is happy to discuss ideas with potential applicants.
- Crime, Justice and Psychology (Postgraduate core module)
- Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (Undergraduate year 3 option module)
- Current Issues in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (Postgraduate option module)
Smith, L.L., & Bull, R. (under review) 'Exploring the disclosure of forensic evidence in police interviews with suspects' Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.
Moriarty, K., Smith, L.L., Bond, J.W. (under review) 'Assessing the effectiveness of forensic screening policies for the detection of theft from motor vehicle crimes' International Journal of Police Science and Management.
Smith, L.L., and Bull, R. (in press) 'Validation of the factor structure and predictive validity of the Forensic Evidence Evaluation Bias Scale for robbery and sexual assault trial scenarios' Psychology, Crime and Law
Lingwood, J., Smith, L.L., & Bond, J.W. (in press) 'Amateur vs professional: Does the recovery of forensic evidence differ depending on who assesses the crime scene?' International Journal of Police Science and Management.
Adderley, R., Smith, L.L., Bond, J.W., & Smith, M. (2012) 'Physiological measurement of crime scene investigator stress' Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 14 (2): 166-176
Chapman, R., Smith, L.L., and Bond, J.W. (2012) 'An investigation into the differentiating characteristics between car key burglars and regular burglars’ Journal of Forensic Science, 57 (4): 939-945
Allcock, E., Bond, J.W., & Smith, L.L. (2011) 'An investigation into the crime scene characteristics that differentiate a car key burglary from a regular domestic burglary' International Journal of Police Science and Management, 13 (4): 1-11.
Smith, L.L., Bull, R., and Holliday, R. (2011) 'Understanding juror perceptions of forensic evidence: Investigating the impact of case context on perceptions of forensic evidence strength', Journal of Forensic Sciences 56 (2): 409-414.
Smith, L.L., and Bull, R. (2011) 'Identifying and measuring juror pre-trial bias for forensic evidence: Development and validation of the Forensic Evidence Evaluation Bias Scale', Psychology, Crime and Law
Shuttlewood, A., Bond, J.W., and Smith, L.L. (2011) 'Examining the relationship between deprivation and forensic evidence recovered from stolen vehicles: Is it affected by the condition of the vehicle?' Journal of Forensic Sciences 56 (2): 510-513.