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Mrs Katarina Ozcakir Mozova

Lecturer in Policing

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

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Profile summary

Katarina Mozova finished her Bsc at Canterbury Christ Church University in Psychology with Applied Criminology and later continued enriching her knowledge within the area by pursuing Msc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent where she graduated in 2011. She worked with Professor Theresa Gannon exploring and assessing needs of firesetters. She also worked with Dr. Jane Wood as a research assistant exploring characteristics of incarcerated street gang members. She has assisted in a pilot intervention program targeted at firesetters in prisons. She is currently in the process of completing her PhD examining the group processes behind street gang membership. Since 2015, she is a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University in Policing. 

Research and knowledge exchange

Katarina’s research interests lie in the areas of forensic psychology and evidence based practice. Currently, Katarina’s main areas of interest are in street gang membership and evidence based police practice.  She has also been involved in research surrounding the personal officer scheme in the HM Prison Service, male and female firesetting, and mental health and gang membership. At present, Katarina is involved in the examination of processes put in places by the Margate Task Force. 

Teaching and subject expertise

I am the module leader for three modules. I lead on the Policing and the Criminal Justice System which is a part of the new Policing Suite at Level 4. I also lead on the Community Based Study and Professional Policing modules at Level 6 on the pre-service policing degree. My specific teaching interests lie in the area of research in regard to forensic psychology, criminology and policing. 

External activities

Won a 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship at the University of Kent. 


2013 – Involved in the Organisation of the Eurogang meeting at the University of Kent.

2013 – Social Psychological Examination of Gang Membership: Poster Presented at The Postgraduate Symposium, School of Psychology, University of Kent.

2015 – Ties in Gangs: The Importance of Group Processes: Presented at the annual Eurogang meeting in Blaubeuren, Germany. 

2016 - Exploration of Group Processes in Gang Members with Focus on Activities: Poster Presented the Postgraduate Symposium, University of Kent.

2016 - Ties in Gangs: The Importance of Group Processes: Presented at the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Brighton.

2016 - Exploration of Group Processes in Gang Members with Focus on Activities: Poster Presented at Thailand National Conference on Psychology, Chula, Thailand.

Publications and research outputs

Katarina’s research interests lie in the areas of forensic psychology and evidence based practice. Currently, Katarina’s main areas of interest are in street gang membership and evidence based police practice.  She has also been involved in research surrounding the personal officer scheme in the HM Prison Service, male and female firesetting, and mental health and gang membership. At present, Katarina is involved in a project with the Margate Task Force.

Publications

Alleyne, Emma and Gannon, Theresa A. and Ó Ciardha, Caoilte and Mozova, Katarina (2012) The characteristics of female firesetters: Preliminary findings. In: European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Unpublished)

 

Gannon, T. A., Ó Ciardha, C., Barnoux, M. F.L., Tyler, N., Mozova, K., & Alleyne, E.K.A. (2013). Male Imprisoned Firesetters Have Different Characteristics to Other Imprisoned Offenders and Require Specialist Treatment. Psychiatry

 

Ó Ciardha, C., Barnoux, M.F.L., Alleyne, E.K.A., Tyler, N., Mozova, K., & Gannon, T.A. (2014). Multiple factors in the assessment of firesetters’ fire interest and attitudes. Legal and Criminological Psychology

 

Wood, J.L. and Alleyne, E., Mozova, K. and James, M. (2014) Predicting involvement in prison gang activity: Street gang membership, social and psychological factors. Law and Human Behavior

 

Ó Ciardha, C., Alleyne, E., Tyler, N., Barnoux, M. F. L., Mozova, K., & Gannon, T. A. (2014). Examining the Psychopathology of Incarcerated Male Firesetters using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. Psychology, Crime & Law


Alleyne, E., Wood, J.L., Mozova, K., James, M. (2014). Psychological and behavioural characteristics that distinguish street gang members in custody. Legal and Criminological Psychology (online first).


Gannon, T.,  Alleyne, E., Butler, H., Danby, H., Kapoor, A., Lovell, T., Mozova, K.,Spruin, E, Tostevin, T., Tyler, N., & Ciardha, C. (2015). Specialist Group Therapy for Firesetting Behaviour: Evidence of a Treatment Effect from a Non-Randomised Pilot Trial with Male Prisoners. Research and Therapy

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