It’ll be all Wrong! on the night as Wellcome Collection admits mistakes Late night event, Friday 5 July, 19.00 – 23.00 Wellcome Collection is getting off on the wrong foot with an all building spectacular celebrating human failures, fallacies and faults. Wrong! brings together scientists, magicians, film-makers and performers for an evening of errors. Leave …
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Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 is finally being implemented in England and Wales. The Government has agreet to pilot the pre-recording of cross-examinations for young and vulnerable witnesses to prevent the need for them to appear in court. The pilot areas are Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston-upon-Thames. Click here for …
A group from the Royal Holloway Psychology Department’s running group took to Clapham Common a few weeks ago to raise money and awareness of the work done by Missing People. Runners could choose from a 5k or 10k route and even budding psychologists in the making could take part in a 1k fun run. Well …
The RHEG’s own Jeffrey DeMarco considers the evolution of terrorism in a feature article, exclusively for CNN. Click here to access the article.
Recently launched, The Advocates Gateway provides practical training tool-kits for all practitioners working with young and vulnerable witnesses. The Gateway aims to improve the questioning of young and vulnerable eyewitnesses, making practitioners aware of their questioning style. The Advocate’s Gateway is hosted by the Advocacy Training Council and is managed by the ATC’s Vulnerable Witness …
The Scottish Government plans to remove the requirement for corroborating evidence through a change in Scots law and this is being met with fierce opposition from lawyers. Their concern is that removing the requirement of corroboration will increase chances of there being a miscarriage of justice. Click here for more information.
American Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito must face a retrial over the killing in 2007 of her UK flatmate, Meredith Kercher, Italy’s highest court has ruled. Click here for the BBC news article about the case.
The recent trial of Vicky Pryce to determine whether she obstructed the course of justice by taking her former husband’s penalty points for speeding has been forced to take a retrial due to the dismissal of the jury. Some of the questions raised by the jury lead the presiding Judge in the case, Mr Justice …
On the 10th December, 2012, Kent Police (UK) began a trial of a crime prediction model developed by academics in California, PredPol. PredPol is a computer algorithm that analyses crime statistics and aims to predict, in real-time, what criminal behaviour is likely to be taking place and where. The hope is that forces can utilise …
Do you have experience of Autism and the Criminal Justice System, or do you know someone who has? Dr Katie Maras, Dr Laura Crane and Professor Amina Memon comprise a small team of researchers who are looking at people’s experiences of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). We would really …