Dr Formosa Pace is a Lecturer within the Department of Criminology at the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. Her main areas of interests are the psychological approaches to understanding crime, the role of psychology in criminal investigation and courtroom interactions.
Dr Formosa Pace read for a PhD at the University of Huddersfield graduating in 2015 specialising in the incidence of crime transference across the generations. Her main area of research is in the transmission of crime across the generations with emphasis on the period between 1950 and 2010 in the Maltese Islands.
Her expertise lies in the development of routes for deviant children. Dr. Formosa Pace is a Member of the Malta Criminology Association. She provides expertise for the www.crimemalta.com website.
Dr Formosa Pace has read for a Degree in Psychology at undergraduate level. This was followed by a Post Qualification Diploma in Probation Services which was essential as setting the foundation for future specialisation. An MSc in Forensic & Legal Psychology was crucial to link the first degree and the diploma. The dissertation presented as part of the MSc programme in the UK, focused on the risk factors that render temporary Maltese offenders as persistent life course offenders as adults. The expertise acquired during this specialisation served as catalyst to the enrolment in a PhD journey. The main aim of her PhD reseaerch was to develop an understanding of the concentration of offending in Maltese families and to analyse the evolvement of crimes across the generations.