Criminal Justice Research Centre
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Current Projects

Below is a list of projects that members of the Criminal Justice Research Centre are involved in. 

A comparative study of procedural safeguards for young suspects

Dr Vicky Kemp, Principal Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham has recently been involved in a comparative study of procedural safeguards for young suspects interviewed by the police, led by the University of Maastricht.

Digital Rights Project: helping to improve procedural safeguards for young suspects

Dr Vicky Kemp, Principal Research Fellow in the School of Law at rhe University of Nottingham has been undertaking empirical research into the efficacy of legal safeguards for suspects' detained and/or arrested by the police for over ten years.

Austerity, technology and challenges to providing effective police station legal advice

The study will involve examining variations in legal aid arrangements/funding as well as differences in the role expected of lawyers in six jurisdictions: Belgium, England and Wales, Ireland, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

European Law and Policy on Non-Custodial Punishment: Penology and Human Rights

This research project carried out by Prof Dirk Van Zyl Smit at the University of Nottingham School of Law explored different approaches to non-custodial sentences in European Law.

Life Imprisonment Worldwide: Principles and Practice

In the first study of its kind, the researchers will examine the imposition and implementation of life imprisonment around the world in order to be able to understand which crimes attract life sentences, how such sentences are implemented, and the conditions under which prisoners serve them.

 

Criminal Justice Research Centre

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


+44 (0)115 846 6239
cjrc@nottingham.ac.uk