Expert witnesses in the criminal courts (Advert Reference: RDF19/BL/LAW/WARD)
Dr T Ward
25 January 2019
The ability of expert witnesses and advocates to communicate scientific issues clearly to juries and magistrates has often been criticised, but there is a dearth of research about how expert evidence is delivered in criminal courts and how experts present their evidence and are cross-examined.
Participants’ perceptions of Restorative justice in Scotland - Project ID SAS0034
Dr G Maglione, Dr J Buchan
31 January 2019
Restorative justice (RJ) is usually described as a process of facilitated dialogue between a person who has been harmed (‘victim’) and a person who has harmed (‘offender’), and possibly their support networks (‘communities’), aiming to enable material and psychological repair of harms caused by crime/conflict.
Responding to Extremism: Examining the Criminal Justice Response
Dr R Monaghan, Dr J Harris
18 February 2019
This project falls under ASPS’ research theme of Policy, Practice and Peacemaking in Divided Societies. Like terrorism, there is no universally accepted definition of extremism within the academic discourse.
A Comparative Analysis of Public Value Generation in Forensic Services
Prof K Lasslett, Dr K O'Connor, Dr S Bunyan, Dr D Duffy
18 February 2019
Overview. This proposed interdisciplinary doctoral research will attach to a research project led by Ulster University in collaboration with the Forensic Services Leadership Board (FSLB).
Engaging young offenders in the arts (REF: SF18/LAW/ARTHUR)
Prof R Arthur, Dr N Wake
Applications accepted all year round
Recent research on the arts in the (adult) criminal justice system suggest arts projects can and do have a positive impact on offenders – on their emotional and psychological well-being, on their anger and aggression, on their engagement with further education and training (Wilson et al., 2009) and on reducing the risk of reoffending.