Biography

 

After studying at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and developing an interest in common law while delivering tutorials on the English Legal System to undergraduates (2009-2013), Astrid chose to gain a deeper understanding of the common law jurisdiction of England and Wales by embarking on the study of law in London. Having gained a First Class Honours in the fast-track LLB at BPP Law School (2013-2015), Astrid then enrolled for the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Centre of Criminology (2015-2016), which sparked her interest in research on domestic abuse and subsequently led to an MPhil dissertation on the sentencing of female perpetrators of intimate partner abuse (2016-2017) and finally resulted in her taking up a place as a DPhil candidate, now examining the criminal justice response to female perpetrators of domestic abuse. Astrid is completing the DPhil part-time while working full-time as a Manager for Victim Support overseeing the delivery of practical, emotional, and advocacy support to victims of all types of crime in the area of North Buckinghamshire. 

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Research Interests

Criminal Law, Comparative Law, Criminology, Domestic Abuse, Feminist Criminology

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