Elena Martellozzo

Associate Professor in Criminology


Middlesex University

Child Sexual Abuse, Online Child Protection, Online Risks and Harms, Policing, Research methodologies, Online Pornography, Cybercrime, Victims of Cybercrime

Dr Elena Martellozzo is an associate Professor in Criminology at Middlesex University, London. Elena’s research includes exploring children and young people’s online behaviour, the analysis of sexual grooming and police practice in the area of child sexual abuse. In 2003-2009, she carried out innovative research with the newly formed London Metropolitan Police’s Paedophile and High-Tech Crime Unit (2003-2009). She was given unprecedented access to documents, staff, and facilities enabling her to view and understand online predators in their ‘natural environment’. In 2016, she co-led a piece of research on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Office of the he Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) on the impact online pornography may havemore...

PhD (Policing Online Child Sexual Abuse: A Case Study of the London Metropolitan Police); MSc Crime Deviance and Control (With Merit); BA (Hons) Criminology with Economics (Upper Second Class)

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