Laura Richards

Laura Richards (Author) Laura Richards is a criminal behavioural analyst who, for over a decade, has worked in intelligence and serious crime at New Scotland Yard. Laura also trained in the FBI and has profiled many cases including the murders of Clare Bernal and Sally-Ann Bowman. Laura set up the first Homicide Prevention Unit in the UK, as well as heading up the Violent Crime Intelligence and Analysis Unit in the Metropolitan Police Service. She advises the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Police Services across the UK and the Home Office on violent crime and public protection.Laura was responsible for developing the Domestic Abuse, Stalkingand Honour-based Violence (DASH) Risk Assessment and Management Model, which is used by most police services in the UK. Laura co-founded the National Stalking Helpline in 2010 and spearheaded the successful All-Party Parliamentary Stalking Law Reform Inquiry, which led to a new stalking law being passed in 2012. In 2013, Laura launched Paladin, the National Stalking Advocacy Service, which supports high-risk victims of stalking.

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