CATS researchers: Jeffrey DeMarco


Forensic Psychologist

Dr Jeffrey DeMarco is a forensic psychologist and Teaching Fellow with the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has submitted his doctorate on the topic of trust between ‘at risk’ youth and the police and has engaged in a number of additional projects within the field of forensic psychology. He has worked with CATS on a range of projects, including an investigation into the difficulties and constellation of issues facing young victims of violence presenting in Emergency Departments and in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, an exploration of parenting and support programmes provided to offenders and their families within the community as well as the repercussions of the ‘silent sentence’. In addition the utility of different interviewing tactics in collecting eyewitness evidence; and the creation, adaptation and evaluation of counter-terrorism interviewing techniques for police officers. Jeffrey applies a range of methodologies in his research, using both qualitative and quantitative methods in the pursuit of analysis.


Peer reviewed publications

DeMarco, J. (2013). Strange bedfellows: A multi-modal investigation of trust between ‘at-risk’ youth and the police. Paper to be presented at the 2013 Stockholm Criminology Symposium.

Ilan-Clarke, Y., Bunn, A., DeMarco, J., Bifulco, A., Criddle, J. and Haldsworth, G. (2013). Setting up a youth violence prevention project in a London hospital Emergency Department. Journal of Public Mental Health. 12(2), 80-92.

DeMarco, J. (2012). Working with my enemy: Findings from Volunteer Police Cadets experiences with the Metropolitan Police officers. Paper presentation given at Empress State, Research and Strategy Department, Metropolitan Police Services.

DeMarco, J. (2012). Alternative ‘education’ for anti-social youth. Paper presentation and report at the House of Lords exploring alternative routes to inclusion in excluded youth populations.

DeMarco, J. (2012). Public enemies: Qualitative findings from youth-police interactions in urban London. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Postgraduate Criminology Conference (Sheffield, August 2012).

DeMarco, J. (2011). Vulnerable populations and authority. Two-day workshop focusing on the importance of authoritative relationships (police-youth, teacher-youth) in preventing delinquency. 2nd Annual University Scholar Conference, Pattaya, Thailand.

DeMarco, J. (2010). Measuring trust between delinquent youth and criminal justice system professionals. Poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Postgraduate Criminology Conference (Cambridge, September, 2010).


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