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