Dr Claire Cooke

BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol (Forensic)

Principal Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Course Director in MSc. Forensic Psychology, and MSc. Criminological Psychology

ccooke@glos.ac.uk
+44 (0)1242 715361

 

Research Interests

  • Dealing with traumatic material
  • Sexual offending
  • Female offending
  • Policing (public and private)
  • Children’s understanding of the law and authority
  • The right to carry weapons
  • Cross cultural research
  • Vigilantism
  • Death penalty
  • Philosophy of Punishment

 

Publications and conference presentations:
Journal articles

Cooke, C. A. & Puddifoot, J. E. (2000). Gun culture and symbolism in USA and UK females. Journal of Social Psychology, 140(3), 1-11.

Cooke, C. A., Puddifoot, J. E. & Brown, J. (2001) Underlying dimensions in young people’s attitudes towards police weaponry in England: Some experiential influences from criminal victimisation and police contact. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 62 (2), 149-163.

Puddifoot, J. E. & Cooke, C. A. (2002). Representations of handguns by young adults in the US and UK.Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 12, 256-270.

Cooke, C. A. (2004). Young people’s attitudes towards firearms in America, Britain, and Western Australia. Aggressive Behavior,30(2), 93-104.

Cooke, C. A. (2005). Issues concerning visibility and reassurance provided by the new ‘Policing Family’.Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 15(3), 229-240.

 

Journal articles under review:

Woodhams, J., Hollin, C., Bull, R., & Cooke, C. A. (under review). Victim Offender-management strategies in lone and multiple perpetrator rapes. Psychology, Public Policy & Law.

Woodhams, J., Cooke, C. A. & Harkins, L. (under review). Leadership in multiple perpetrator rape.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

 

Books & Book Chapters

Bull, R., Cooke, C., Hatcher, R., Woodhams, J., Bilby, C. & Grant, T. (2006). Criminal psychology: A beginner’s guide. Oxford , England: Oneworld Publications.

Cooke, C. A. (2010). Guns and shootings. In J. Brown and E. Campbell (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Conference Presentations

Cooke, C. A. (1997). A Cross-National Comparison of Attitudes Towards Gun Control in the USA and the UK. British Psychological Society Social Psychology Conference. Brighton, UK.

Cooke, C. A. & Puddifoot, J. E. (1999). Cross Cultural Comparisons of the Perception of Handguns, their purpose, meaning and symbolism in the USA and UK. Sixth European Congress of Psychology. Rome.

Cooke, C. A. (2001). Young People’s Attitudes Towards Citizen Use of Firearms in Britain, America, and Western Australia. European Congress of Psychology. London.

Cooke, C. A. (2001). Psychological Motivations of Police Informants in England. American Psychological Association. San Francisco, USA.

Cooke, C. A. (2001). The Effect of Uniform Upon Public Order Officers in England. American Psychological Association. San Francisco, USA.

Cooke, C. A. (2002). Uniformed Authority: Public perception of policing agencies in England. Seventh Investigative Psychology Conference. Liverpool University, UK.

Cooke, C. A. & Puddifoot, J. E. (2002). A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Representations of Handguns in the USA and UK. British Society of Criminology Conference. Keele, UK.

Cooke, C. A. (2002). Uniformed Authority: Public Perception of Police Authority. British Society of Criminology Conference. Keele, UK.

Cooke, C. A. (2004). Developing perceptions of the police: A study of children’s discriminatory abilities. Division of Forensic Psychology. British Psychological Society. Leicester, UK.

Cooke, C. A. (2004). Issues in schoolchildren’s perception of uniformed police. American Psychological Association. Hawaii, USA.

Cooke, C. A. & Puddifoot, J. E. (2004). Students attitudes towards guns in the UK, USA, and Australia. American Psychological Association. Hawaii, USA.

Blackwell-Young, J. & Cooke, C. A. (2004). The right to kill: Is there a relationship evident in the literature between attitudes towards the death penalty and belief in justice? European Association of Psychology & Law. Poland.

Cooke, C. A. (2004). Gender differences in response to male and female police officers in England & Wales. European Association of Psychology & Law. Poland.

Blackwell Young, J. & Cooke, C. A. (2005). The right to kill? Links between attitudes towards the death penalty and beliefs in justice: A work in progress. British Psychological Society. Manchester, UK.

Cooke, C. A. & Blackwell Young, J. (2005). The right to protect? UK householders’ confrontations with intruders. American Psychological Association, Washington. USA.

Cooke, C. A. & Blackwell Young, J. (2005). Does punishment provide closure, or revenge? 14th World Congress of Criminology. Pennsylvania, USA.

Blackwell Young, J. & Cooke, C. A. (2005). The right to bear arms: A British perspective of justice attitudes. 14th World Congress of Criminology. Pennsylvania, USA.

Cooke, C. A. (2008). Philosophies of punishment and their application to regime in female prisons. British Society of Criminology. Huddersfield, England, UK.

Cooke, C. A. & Woodhams, J. (2009). Auto-ethnography as a method for examining vicarious traumatisation. 19th European Association of Psychology and Law. Sorrento, Italy.

Woodhams, J. & Cooke, C. A. (2009). Suspect Violence and Victim Offender-Management Strategies in Multiple-Perpetrator Rapes.19thEuropean Association of Psychology and Law. Sorrento, Italy.

Cooke, C. A. & Allen, G. (2010). Offensive weapons and accuracy of recall: Investigating the presence of weapon focus in England. 20th European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Cooke, C. A. & Rowan, S. (2010). Jury decision making in a death penalty case: Race, age, and gender as factors. 20th European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Cooke, C. A. & Rowan, S. (2010). Jury selection in a death penalty trial, attitudes towards the death penalty, and final vote. 20th European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Cooke, C. A. & Woodhams, J. (2010). Working with traumatic material: Residual effects upon leaving forensic settings. 20th European Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Woodhams, J., Cooke, C. A., & Harkins, L. (2010).Leadership in multiple perpetrator stranger rapes. 20thEuropean Association of Psychology and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden