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Past projects

Procedural rights of suspects in police detention in the EU: empirical investigation and promoting best practice - Prof Jackie Hodgson (European Commission)

This research explores the rights of suspects in police custody in England and Wales, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. Researchers are carrying out fieldwork with police and lawyers in all four jurisdictions, investigating the existence, application and exercise of suspects’ rights. As well as writing up these findings for an academic audience ("Inside Police Custody: An Empirical Account of Suspects' Rights in Four Jurisdictions" to be published by Intersentia), the project will also identify best practice and training needs through the production of a training manual for criminal justice personnel. The project team includes John Long from Avon & Somerset police, JUSTICE and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Suspects' rights across the EU - Professor Jacqueline Hodgson (European Commission)

Professor Jacqueline Hodgson is co-directing this EU funded study (2004-2007) of the provision of legal advice to criminal suspects across eight EU countries. The research involves academics and practitioners from each jurisdiction and the findings are set out in an edited collection published by Intersentia in 2007.

Evaluation of Public Defender Service in England and Wales - Professor Lee Bridges

Professor Lee Bridges has been co-directing this four-year study funded by the Legal Services Commission to evaluate the pilot public defender service currently operating in six locations throughout the country. The report was published by the Stationery Office in 2007.

Criminalization - Prof Victor Tadros (AHRC, £135,721)

This project is a four year legal and philosophical investigation into criminalization. The project will involve the four lead researchers, Antony Duff (Philosophy, Stirling), Lindsay Farmer (Law, Glasgow), Sandra Marshall (Philosophy, Stirling) and Victor Tadros(Law, Warwick), a Research Assistant, Massimo Renzo (based at Stirling) and two PhD Students, based at Warwick and Glasgow. The project has been generously funded by a large grant from the AHRC. The central questions to be addressed by the project concern what and how conduct should be criminalized.