Topics: Crime, Law, Legal affairs
Social media research threatened by new data limitations
A new study outlining the implications of changes to how data is extracted and shared within and across social media platforms has been published in Nature Human Behaviour.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
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EXPERT COMMENT: Lucy Letby investigation: UK corporate manslaughter cases tend to be complex and can take years to reach a finding
Victoria Elizabeth Roper, Associate Professor in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the difficult nature of corporate manslaughter cases, in relation to the Lucy Letby investigation.
Northumbria Professors named Academy of Social Sciences Fellows
Two environmental experts from Northumbria University are among 47 leading social scientists to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences.
The tree that’s helping women in the criminal justice system tell and own their stories
The ‘Story Chair’ programme is a creative collaboration between social justice charity, Changing Lives and the School of Design at Northumbria University and is supported by the North East Probation Service.
EXPERT COMMENT: 'When you get status the struggle doesn’t end': what it's like to be a new refugee in the UK
When someone applies for asylum in the UK today, they may be waiting months or even years for their application to be decided, thanks to the record-high backlog that the government is failing to tackle.
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Jiu Jitsu club stage physical assaults to help advance forensic research
Researchers from Northumbria University and King’s College London have published findings outlining the extent that textile fibres transfer during controlled assault scenarios. Their work, recently published in the academic journal Science & Justice, is the first time the number of fibres transferred between garments during physical assaults has been assessed by simulating the act with real people
International policing partnership
Policing experts from Norway and Newcastle have spent time working together as part of a new partnership between the Norwegian Police University College and Northumbria University.
Pioneering North East programme ready for national launch
Story Chair - a collaboration between national charity Changing Lives and Northumbria University - has been facilitated over the last 12 months and involved more than 50 women across Newcastle, Ashington, North Tyneside and Sunderland taking part in an eight-week programme.
New technology to improve police interviews
Researchers from Northumbria University have developed new software which will allow police and law enforcement officers to evaluate and improve their interview technique.
Research leads to new data on number of victims of terrorist group
Painstaking new analysis of activity linked to the terrorist organisation ETA, responsible for waging a campaign for independence in northern Spain and south-west France, suggests the total number of victims could have been underestimated by more than 100.
Prestigious Fellowship conferred on Northumbria Law Academic
Professor Raymond Arthur, from Northumbria Law School, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of excellence in his field and contributions to social sciences.
The Academy’s Fellowship comprises 1,500 leading social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors. Their expertise covers the breadth of the social sciences, and their practic
Hear from global experts in counterfeit crime at Northumbria workshop
Global experts in counterfeiting are coming to Northumbria University for a Workshop to discuss and share their knowledge on measuring and tackling trademark infringement.
The event at the University’s city centre campus on March 9th is part of a series of events being organised by Professor Xuemei Bian from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School. These follow a £79,000 grant she was awarded l
Funding offers opportunities to talented students from under-represented backgrounds
Northumbria University law student Ami Leake has been awarded a bursary worth up to £7,500 over three years to help with accommodation and living costs during her studies.
EXPERT COMMENT: Should I post photos of my children online? Here’s what new parents need to know about sharenting
Many of us share life updates on social media, but should we be sharing photos of our children online? In an article written for The Conversation, Claire Bessant, Associate Professor in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the potential implications of “sharenting”.
Report finds football fans suffered ‘extreme violence’ at Champions League final
An independent panel report that tells how fans experienced extreme violence before, during, and after the European Champions League Final in Paris earlier this year has been released.
Putting an end to coercive practices in the criminal justice system – promoting humane interviewing and interrogation techniques
Under international law torture is always illegal, however, it is still regularly used during police and law enforcement interviews in some parts of the world to extract information, confessions or as a punishment.
A Northumbria University academic has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
The accolade is conferred upon the most outstanding social scientists from around the UK each year, and Professor of Criminology, Dr Tanya Wyatt will this autumn join an elite group of distinguished individuals representing the full spectrum of the social sciences across academia, the public sector, business, and the area of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).
EXPERT COMMENT: Facial recognition: UK plans to monitor migrant offenders are unethical – and they won’t work
The difficulty working with darker skin tones reflects the experiences of people of colour who try to use facial recognition technology. In recent years, researchers have demonstrated the unfairness in facial recognition systems, finding that the software and algorithms developed by big technology companies are more accurate at recognising lighter skin tones than darker ones.