Professor Hodgson has researched and written in the area of European & comparative criminal justice. She has conducted numerous large scale qualitative empirical studies in Britain, France and most recently, several comparative studies in Europe. These have all been externally funded and have resulted in major publications and wider dissemination, including significant public engagement. Feeding directly into EU legislative reforms, she has recently completed a large comparative empirical project examining the effectiveness of suspects' rights in four EU jurisdictions (Inside Police Custody, 2014) and (in 2015) an empirical study of the protection of juvenile suspects held for police questioning in five different EU Member States (Belgium, England & Wales, Italy, Netherlands & Poland). Both studies were funded by the European Commission. Most recently, she has been collaborating with psychology colleagues, examining the impact of different police strategies of evidence disclosure.
You can download some of her publications from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Professor Hodgson is Academic Director for Research & Impact for the Arts and Social Sciences. She established the Criminal Justice Centre and the cross-faculty Centre for Operational Policing Research. She holds an LLB and PhD and has researched and written in the area of UK, French, comparative and European criminal justice. Her research has attracted funding from the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Leverhume Trust, AHRC, the European Commission and the Home Office.
Post Graduate Supervision
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My Blog on French criminal justice.
Listen to a podcast about my empirical project examining the rights of suspects in four EU countries.