Jeffrey DeMarco is a forensic psychological, criminological and legal researcher. Originating from Canada, he studied a Bachelors of Psychology with Chemistry at McGill University and has spent much of the last seven years travelling nationally and internationally on a range of investigations and research studies.
His research mainly focuses on collaborative practices within law enforcement both in England and Wales, but also more broadly and outside of the 'norm' of contemporary policing. This includes applying principles of good police practice in military settings during times of conflict and armed intervention, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Critical issues surrounding good relationships (and bad) when coercive authoritative figures come into contact with vulnerable foreign citizens has been a focus of some of his recent work, with an emphasis on ensuring co-operative and proactive interactions between the two sides.
Jeffrey has worked on a number of government related research projects, concerning trust in authority figures including collaboration with the Ministry of Justice on parenting programmes for maximum security offenders and a violence prevention initiative in hospital A&E's for London adolescents. He is currently working on a European Commission funded international investigation into preventing Computer Mediated Crimes Against Children (CMCAC) and is a Research Fellow with the Centre of Abuse and Trauma Studies.
BSc Psychology (McGill University) 2006 MSc Forensic Psychology (London Metropolitan) 2009 PhD Psychology and Criminology (Royal Holloway, University of London) 2014 (pending).
Violent Crime, Online Criminality, Risk, Police Culture, Youth Offending, Research Methods.
Bleakley, Paul and Martellozzo, Elena and Spence, Ruth and DeMarco, Jeffrey (2023) Moderating online child sexual abuse material (CSAM): Does self-regulation work, or is greater state regulation needed? European Journal of Criminology . ISSN 1477-3708 (Accepted/In press)
Spence, Ruth and Harrison, Amy and Bradbury, Paula and Bleakley, Paul and Martellozzo, Elena and DeMarco, Jeffrey (2023) Content moderators’ strategies for coping with the stress of moderating content online. Journal of Online Trust and Safety , 1 (5). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2770-3142
DeMarco, Jeffrey and Bifulco, Antonia (2021) Shared practice, learning, and goals between police and young people: a qualitative analysis of the National Volunteer Police Cadets. Policing: a journal of policy and practice , 15 (4). pp. 2095-2110. ISSN 1752-4512
Martellozzo, Elena and DeMarco, Jeffrey (2020) Exploring the removal of online child sexual abuse material in the United Kingdom: processes and practice. Crime Prevention & Community Safety , 22 (4). pp. 331-350. ISSN 1460-3780
Davidson, Julia and Schimmenti, Adriano and Caretti, Vincenzo and Puccia, Angelo and Corbari, Elisa and Bogaerts, Stefan and Schilder, Janneke D. and Scally, Mia and Bifulco, Antonia and DeMarco, Jeffrey (2019) Exploring policing and industry practice in the prevention of online child sexual abuse. In: Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. Bryce, India and Petherick, Wayne , eds. Academic Press / Elsevier, pp. 657-678. ISBN 9780128194348
03/2014 - 03/2016 European Commission – ISEC Developing Research Informed Industry and Policing Best Practice in the Prevention of Online Child Sexual Abuse. Project Manager and Research Fellow.
12/2012 - 03/2013 Ministry of Justice – Mapping the Landscape, exploring the quality of Community provision for offenders and their families, with Prof Julia Davidson, Prof Antonia Bifulco, Toynbee Hall & POLICIS.
Jeffrey has spent a great deal of time in recent years focusing on some key issues surrounding the evolution of terrorism in a post 9/11 world. Following the heinous murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in south London; the attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Complex. Also he has served as a voice on national and international television discussing self-radicalisation, issues with incongruent ideologies and problems with foreign policy, from a psychological perspective.