Professor Laura Hoyano interviewed on LBC Radio

August 8, 2023

Professor Laura Hoyano ( Oxford University) was interviewed on Andrew Castle’s Breakfast show on LBC Radio on Saturday 5th August in reaction to stepfather Craig Crouch who was found guilty of the murder of his 10 month old step son Jacob Crouch.

He was sentenced to 28 years in jail at Derby Crown Court.

Laura discussed:

-circumstances in which child abuse and cruelty can occur especially in toxic relationships
-the mother of a child being subjected to coercive and controlling behaviour which can lead to patterns of abuse towards children
-breaking down stereotypes of what an “abusive” family looks like and what happens when families are not known to social services or child protection services
-the rise in child deaths during the pandemic where dozens of children died following abuse at home during the 2020 lockdown

Laura‚Äôs primary areas of interest are child abuse in all forms, especially in an institutional setting, child sexual exploitation, Human Trafficking, and the trial of sex offences more generally, including of historic complaints. In 2007 with Caroline Keenan she published “Child Abuse Law and Policy across Boundaries” (OUP, 2007) which was Winner of the Inner Temple Book Prize 2008. This followed with an updated paperback edition in 2010. A second full edition by Laura Hoyano alone is due for release in 2024. Read more: [Laura Hoyano Profile]

Listen to the interview here on LBC Radio from 00:26:50: [LBC Radio]