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Criminal Justice Processes

Our work into criminal justice processes explores the progression of cases through the criminal justice system, exploring issues, barriers and biases that influence their processing and outcomes. Victim perspectives are considered, alongside policing policy and practice

Criminal Justice Processes Research Strand

Areas of activity

  • Factors influencing crime reporting
  • Stop and Search processes and potential sources of bias
  • The attrition of crime from the criminal justice system
  • Biases in investigative decision-making
  • Evidence-Based Policing and police use of research
  • Evidential influences on case processing and outcomes
  • Investigative interviewing
  • Eyewitness evidence
  • Reluctant witness
  • Secondary trauma in forensic professionals
  • Police use of force

Staff working in this strand

The Crime and Society research centre is cross-disciplinary and encourages researchers to engage with research across other strands and centres. Find out more about the staff and research students behind the centre.