Dr Sofia Graca


NameDr Sofia Graca
Job titlePrincipal Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Law, Policing and Social Sciences

Research outputs

Resistance and the paradox of legal entitlement – A theoretical analysis of migrant women’s responses to domestic abuse in the host country

Graca, S. 2021. Resistance and the paradox of legal entitlement – A theoretical analysis of migrant women’s responses to domestic abuse in the host country. The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. https://doi.org/10.1080/07329113.2021.1925458

A critical reflection on the use and effectiveness of DVPNs and DVPOs

Blackburn, K. and Graca, S. 2020. A critical reflection on the use and effectiveness of DVPNs and DVPOs. Police Practice and Research. 22 (1), pp. 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2020.1759059

Bystander pilot programme assessment report: comparisons between questionnaire 1 and questionnaire 2

Graca, S. 2018. Bystander pilot programme assessment report: comparisons between questionnaire 1 and questionnaire 2.

Intervention initiative programme - pilot evaluation

Graca, S., Akrivos, D., Aziz, R. and Hadjigeorgiou, D. 2017. Intervention initiative programme - pilot evaluation.

Addressing domestic abuse in university student populations

Graca, S. 2018. Addressing domestic abuse in university student populations.

Portuguese culture and legal consciousness: a discussion of immigrant women’s perceptions of and reactions to domestic violence

Graca, S. 2017. Portuguese culture and legal consciousness: a discussion of immigrant women’s perceptions of and reactions to domestic violence. International Journal of Law in Context. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552317000544

Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2018

Graca, S., Bryant, R., Lawton-Barrett, K., Gilbert, P., Hooper, G., Jones, N., Blackburn, B., McCormack, T., Mitchell, S., Nunn, J., O'Neill, M. and Owens, J. Bryant, S. and Bryant, R. (ed.) 2017. Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2018. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Plans for a new law on domestic violence - a vacuous effort?

Graca, S. 2017. Plans for a new law on domestic violence - a vacuous effort? CCCU Expert Comment Canterbury Christ Church University.

Domestic incident or everyone's business?

Graca, S. 2017. Domestic incident or everyone's business? CCCU Expert Comment Canterbury Christ Church University.

Russia changes the law on domestic violence – why should it concern the UK?

Graca, S. 2017. Russia changes the law on domestic violence – why should it concern the UK? Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Domestic violence policy and legislation in the UK: a discussion of immigrant women’s vulnerabilities

Graca, S. 2017. Domestic violence policy and legislation in the UK: a discussion of immigrant women’s vulnerabilities. European Journal of Current Legal Issues. 22 (1).

Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2017

Blackburn, B., Graca, S., Lawton-Barrett, K., Gilbert, P., Hooper, G., Jones, G., Lerpiniere, P., McCormack, T., Mitchell, S., Nunn, J., O'Neill, M., Owens, J., Straine-Francis, V., Underwood, R. and Wood, D. Bryant, R. and Bryant, S. (ed.) 2016. Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2017. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2017

Graca, S., Lawton-Barrett, K., Gilbert, P., Hooper, G., Jones, N., Lerpiniere, P., McCormack, T., Mitchell, S., Nunn, J., O'Neill, M. and Owens, J. Bryant, R. and Bryan, S. (ed.) 2016. Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2017. Open University Press.

Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2016

Graca, S., Lawton-Barrett, K., O'Neill, M., Tong, S., Underwood, R. and Wood, D. Bryant, R. and Bryant, S. (ed.) 2015. Blackstone's handbook for policing students 2016. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Use of domestic violence services by Portuguese women in England

Graca, S. 2015. Use of domestic violence services by Portuguese women in England. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 37 (1), pp. 38-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2015.998003

O modelo Ingles de combate a violencia domestica

Graca, S. 2012. O modelo Ingles de combate a violencia domestica. Jornal Estado de Direito. 33, p. 19.

Policing, security and crime prevention in the night-time economy: the case study of Margate

Graca, S. 2007. Policing, security and crime prevention in the night-time economy: the case study of Margate.

Night-time economy: cooperation between formal and informal social control (case study of Margate)

Graca, S. 2008. Night-time economy: cooperation between formal and informal social control (case study of Margate). The Police Journal. 81 (2), pp. 126-143.
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