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In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System' Eka: What’s this talk all about, Graham? Graham: We generally think of the courts and police as existing to prevent and prosecute crimes. In my talk I borrow an approach from critical criminology and instead look at law enforcement in terms of the harms it… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

FCRG Strand Lead, Dr Lara Frumkin, introduces Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool), followed by commentaries from Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Jim Turner (The OU) and Q&A session. A discussion of the way in which psychology - in an effort to secure information - drifted from its central rule of do no harm to… Continue reading Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

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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

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Informing Reform: Does the Not Proven Verdict Have a Place in a Modern Courtroom?

Scotland’s three-verdict system, which includes the unique verdict of not proven (an additional acquittal verdict), has been in the docks of public opinion again. The not proven verdict has been critiqued for potentially playing a role in the low conviction rate in rape trials. In this talk, Dr Lee John Curley evaluates the not proven… Continue reading Informing Reform: Does the Not Proven Verdict Have a Place in a Modern Courtroom?