Director of Jill Dando institute appointed

January 5, 2001

Criminologist Gloria Laycock has been appointed the first director of a crime-fighting institute founded in memory of murdered TV presenter Jill Dando.

The Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science, based at University College London, will be the world's first academic centre devoted exclusively to funding and promoting practical means to prevent and detect crime.

Ms Laycock, 53, has worked at the Home Office, for the Prison Service and is on secondment to the Justice Department in Washington DC.

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