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Jackie Hodgson

Prof Jackie Hodgson

European Commission
€375,000

Protecting Young Suspects in Interrogations: A Study on Safeguards and Best Practice

Together with colleagues in four other EU states, Professor Jackie Hodgson was awarded a European Commission Action grant of 375,000 Euros for the project: Protecting Young Suspects in Interrogations: A Study on Safeguards and Best Practice. The objective of this two year project was to strengthen the protection of young suspects during interrogation by the police in the EU. The project consisted of a comparative empirical study of the different legal procedural safeguards in place in Belgium, England and Wales, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands. Based on these findings, this was followed by professional training and recommendations for minimum EU rules and best practice.

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Jackie Hodgson

Prof Jackie Hodgson

European Commission

Procedural rights of suspects in police detention in the EU: empirical investigation and promoting best practice

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.

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Jackie Hodgson

Prof Jackie Hodgson

European Commission

Suspects' rights across the EU

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.

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Lee Bridges

Prof Lee Bridges

Legal Services Commission

Evaluation of Public Defender Service in England and Wales

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.

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Victor Tadros

Prof Victor Tadros

AHRC
£135,721

Criminalization

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.

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