Colleen’s current research interests are related to sexual violence particularly victim/survivor perspectives and experiences.
After working as a researcher at Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology, Colleen joined ARU in 1999.
Colleen’s work is broadly concerned with ‘justice’, and how it is perceived by people who have diminutive voices in public debates and legal responses, particularly women and girls.
She is currently working on the university’s strategy group, to embed and apply appropriate prevention measures and responses to sexual violence and abuse at ARU. She is also a trustee at Cambridge Rape Crisis.
Colleen has taught on a variety of modules, and currently focuses her teaching in the areas of violence, sexual violence, the regulation of sex (prostitution, exploitation and pornography) and violence against women.
In addition, for her part in team-teaching, Colleen has been awarded two Vice Chancellor’s Awards, as well as an Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Award.
Most recently, Colleen’s research has involved exploring some of the ways in which women cope with the impact of sexual violence (especially those who do not officially report their experiences). In her PhD, Speaking of Justice, Colleen is examining the contexts through which silence and articulating that which is 'unspeakable' is embedded into women's lives, narratives and sexual scripts. Colleen’s previous research has examined the repositioning of victims into one of a deviant, even criminal actor, especially when morals and sexual conduct are scrutinized; sexual exploitation and trafficking; the age of criminal responsibility; parole and the discretionary lifer process; young people and their treatment in the youth justice system; and community service evaluation.
Current modules taught:
Moore, C. (2013). Beguiling Eve and Her Innocent Counterpart: Victim-Offender Identities in the Criminal Justice Process. In Global Criminology (pp. 289–314).
Gilbert, A. and Moore, C. (2010), ‘Human Trafficking in the UK: The Journey So Far and the Road Ahead’, Criminal Law, 194: 1–5.
Markovska, M. & Moore, C. (2008) “Stilettos and Steel Toe-caps: Legislation of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and its enforcement in the UK and Ukraine” in Van Duyne, P., Harvey, J., Maljevic, A., von Lampe, K. & Scheinost, M. (eds) European Crime Markets at Crossroads: Extended and extending crime in Europe.
Graham, J. & Moore, C. (2007) “Beyond Welfare versus Justice” in Junger-Tas, J. (ed) (2007) International Handbook of Juvenile Justice, Decker.
'Community Punishment: A Review of the Community Service Pathfinder Evaluation' by Gelsthorpe, L., S. Rex and Moore, C. (2004). Vista Perspectives on Probation 8 (3): 146-154.
Rex, S., Gelsthorpe, L. Roberts, C. & Jordan, P., with Moore, C., Howes, M., Osada, M., Powell, P., Webb, A. & Merrington, S. (2003). Crime Reduction Programme: An Evaluation of Community Service Pathfinder Projects Final Report 2002, RDS Occasional Paper, Home Office, London.