Amrana Latif

Amrana Latif

Research Assistant

Amrana joined the Institute of Crime and Justice Policy Research in May 2022, working on Pillar 6 of the Home Office funded Operation Soteria Bluestone research exploring the use of digital evidence in rape and other sexual offence investigations. Amrana also works on a Dawes funded project, evaluating the technical uplift in one English police force including the impact the uplift has had on the investigation of rape and other sexual offences.

Amrana’s interests predominantly lie in the support structures available to women experiencing intimate partner violence and abuse, especially early intervention approaches to intimate partner violence and abuse. She is undertaking her PhD exploring the barriers encountered by women in intimate partner relationships when help seeking. She was awarded a funded PhD with The None in Three Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield, working on a UK Research and Innovation grant developing pro-social interactive computer games designed as early intervention tools for young people in the UK, India, Jamaica and Uganda. She was involved in the UK qualitative work package which interviewed young women about their experiences of abusive and violent relationships to inform the development of the pro-social computer game. Amrana is currently writing up her PhD. She has an MSc in Criminal Justice Studies and an LLB (Hons) Law degree.

Amrana is an experienced police analyst and whilst working at West Yorkshire Police, received a commendation for her analysis of complex data on the murder of a vulnerable victim. She has extensive police/ community safety experience and is accustomed to adopting partnership/multi-agency approaches in tackling crime and vulnerability. Amrana has experience of active involvement in Women’s Services through her tenure on the Board of a Women’s Centre as Director for four years.