Ella Cockbain
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Dr Ella Cockbain is a Research Fellow at UCL's Department of Security and Crime Science. Her research focuses on serious and organised crime and its prevention. She is interested in practical, outcome-oriented research that can help inform effective crime reduction. Ella has worked with diverse public and third sector agencies to help design and deliver training and develop awareness raising and preventative tools around child sexual exploitation. She has also contributed to major national reviews and inquiries. Some of Ella's key research projects are:
- An ongoing study into trafficking for the purposes of forced labour (funded by the ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship Scheme and supported by the National Crime Agency)
- A recent collaboration with Barnardo's and NatCen Social Research addressing the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK (funded by the Nuffield Foundation).
- A four-year study of networked child sexual exploitation/internal trafficking, focusing on high profile cases such as Derby, Rochdale and Rotherham (funded by the EPSRC and supported by five police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).'
More information on her work and publications can be found at https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=EPCOC60 or https://ucl.academia.edu/EllaCockbain

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Today the UK's Forgotten Victims, Tomorrow Its Next Child Protection Scandal?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2014 | (22:57)

Does it matter less if a boy is sexually exploited than a girl? It certainly shouldn't. Remember, we're still talking about a child subjected to sexual violations that can leave lasting physical, psychological and social scars. Don't forget the additional stigma associated with being sexually victimised as a male -...

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The Office of the Children's Commissioners CSE Report: A Missed Opportunity?

(1) Comments | Posted 21 November 2012 | (21:29)

The Office of the Children's Commissioner's (OCC) interim report on child sexual exploitation (CSE) in England launched yesterday to a barrage of criticism, including claims of a 'half-baked methodology' and deliberate blindness to racial crime trends. Among the most vociferous of critics was the Times, the inventor of the spurious...

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