Areas of Expertise: Criminology
Sam is interested in the interface between psychology and crime, and how psychology may be applied to the understanding and investigation of stranger sexual crime.
Sam joined Anglia Ruskin in January 2009 from the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Until 2005, she was employed as a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. There she taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology and forensic psychology.
As well as teaching, Sam has also conducted a range of research projects into geographic profiling systems, the spatial behaviour of serial rapists and the behavioural consistency of serial offenders. She has worked closely with police and provided offender and geographic profiles on a series of serious crime investigations. She also provided regular training to police officers in the area of environmental criminology and investigative psychology.
Current PhD topics:
Lundrigan, S. (2016). A Review of Research into Body Disposal Patterns of Murderers and Implications for Locating Missing Murder Victims in D. Congram (Ed.) Missing Persons; Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Disappeared. Canadian Scholars Press. 184 -206.
Lundrigan, S., Dhami, M.K., & Mueller-Johnson, K. (2016). Predicting verdicts using pre-trial attitudes and standards of proof. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 21, 95-110. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12043.
Dhami, M. K., Lundrigan, S., & Mueller-Johnson, K. (2015). Instructions on reasonable doubt: Defining the standard of proof and the juror’s task. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 21, 169-178.
Lundrigan, S., 2013. Victim Gender, Number of Perpetrators, and Interpersonal Interaction in Stranger Rape: An Analysis of Direct and Moderator Effects. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 11, 95-114. doi: 10.1002/jip.1408.
Lundrigan, S.L., & Mueller-Johnson, K.M. (2013). Male stranger rape: A behavioral model of victim-offender interaction. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40, 763-783. doi: 10.1177/0093854812474451.