Melissa Hamilton

University of Houston Law Center

Melissa Hamilton is a Visiting Criminal Law Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center. Dr. Hamilton is the author of the book Expert Witness Testimony on Domestic Violence and has been part of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault team for a decade, training experts, attorneys, and police officers on issues regarding perpetration and victimization. She has published numerous articles in law reviews and scientific journals on a variety of topics. Her main areas of research interest are in interpersonal violence, trauma responses in victims of assault, risk assessment practices, policing, and sentencing.