Mrs Laura Haggar
I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2019 having been employed previously as a Probation Officer. I have worked in both the National Probation Service and in a Community Rehabilitation Company which has given me experience with a variety of offender groups. My professional experience included all aspects of community supervision, parole and resettlement, risk management, Court work and delivery of both accredited and non-accredited programmes. I have a particular interest in working with women within the Criminal Justice System and have worked in the design and delivery of female-specific interventions within Probation-led women's centres in locations across Hampshire. I hold a BSc. (Hons) Psychology from the University of Surrey, Roehampton and BA (Hons) Community Justice (Dip. Probation Studies) from the University of Portsmouth. I completed my Masters of Research in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, where I am also studying for my PhD.
My main research interests are:
- Women in the Criminal Justice System
- Gender Responsivity & Trauma-Informed Practice
- Probation Practice
- Rehabilitation & Desistance
I am also working on research utilising XR technology within probation decision-making
I am currently completing my PhD which is focused upon women’s experiences of whole-system approaches within criminal justice.
I am Module Coordinator for the Level 6 Treatment & Rehabilitation of Offenders module. I also teach on a number of campus-based modules including Gender & Crime, Dangerous Offenders and Public Protection at Level 6 and Rehabilitation and Desistance at Level 7. I also teach on a number of Level 4 campus-based modules. I previously taught on the Community Justice Learning framework, for trainee probation officers.
I am Deputy Course Leader for the BSc. (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice degree and I am the SCCJ Course Liaison Tutor for the Criminology based Masters of Research awards.