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Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

Phone use by drivers presents a significant global road safety issue, despite decades of research which compellingly demonstrates how and why this behaviour impacts on driving performance. While UK law bans handheld phone use, research shows that handsfree phone use offers no safety benefit over handheld use. This presentation shares collaborative research findings which highlight… Continue reading Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

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Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System

We are used to thinking of crime resulting in harm to a victim, but the criminal justice system itself can also cause harm, including to the victim, to witnesses, to suspects and to its employees. Professor Graham Pike explores these harms with a particular focus on how harmful the evidence obtained from an eyewitness can… Continue reading Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System