Subjects: Crime, Law, Legal affairs
Lessons learned in the data-driven response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Researchers from the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 (OMDDAC) have published three Snapshot Reports following a study part-led by academics at Northumbria University which seeks to capture lessons learned from the experiences of key stakeholders involved in data-driven responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. OMDDAC is funded the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Calling for an end to torture and inhumane interrogation techniques
A Northumbria University Forensic Psychologist has contributed to an expert report, due to go before the United Nations later this year, setting out how torture is used during interrogations around the world and recommending the adoption of alternative, humane techniques.
Capital punishment and execution culture explored
With federal executions in the US reaching a 200-year high under Donald Trump’s presidency, a new book by North East academics looks back at the history of public executions.Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain: From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual was co-edited by Helen Rutherford, a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria Law School and Dr Clare Sandford-Couch, a Visiting Lecturer in Law at
Northumbria Law lecturer appointed Chair of Law Society's Education and Training Committee
Northumbria Associate Professor, Dr Victoria Roper, has been appointed as Chair of the national Education and Training Committee of the Law Society for England and Wales.The Law Society’s Education and Training Committee represents the interests of around 200,000 solicitors and tens of thousands of law students and formulates national policy in relation to solicitor education and training. Victor
Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs
Fake medicines are one of the biggest health problems in the world today.
Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence
Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques
A new research project is to examine what difference the use of telephone or video calls, as opposed to face to face participation, has on the fairness and effectiveness of police interviews, carried out with witnesses, victims and suspects of crime.
Northumbria research helping to change lives
The Scottish Government last week announced that it will introduce legislation to quash the criminal convictions of hundreds of former Scottish coal miners, after publishing an independent review which was partly informed by research from a Northumbria University academic.Hundreds of former miners received convictions during the 1984-85 miners’ strike following a dispute between the unions and the
Northumbria researchers tackling the challenges of Covid-19
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have secured Government funding worth almost £1.2 million to conduct research in support of the UK’s response to Covid-19.The funding is part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) covid-19 rapid response funding, and is for three projects to be delivered over the next 18 months, with Northumbria as a consortium lead. Northumbria has also been name
Gender-based violence during lockdown: media reports may have missed the true picture
The ability of gender-based violence victims to access support services during the Covid-19 lockdown has not been accurately portrayed in the media, with potentially damaging consequences, according to new research.
Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing without contact
Breakthrough forensic research at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has revealed for the first time that textile fibres can, under certain circumstances, be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact.
Northumbria Highly Commended for Benefiting Society
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been Highly Commended in the prestigious International Green Gown Awards for the transformational work of its Student Law Office.The International Green Gown Awards, supported by UN Environment, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. They are widely acknowledged as being the most presti
Anti-corruption research delivering results
A leading expert in Anti-Money laundering from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has presented some of the initial findings of her research into money laundering and the proceeds of corruption in Nigeria to an international audience.Dr Jackie Harvey, Professor of Financial Management and Director of Business Research at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, was speaking at a virtual workshop h
Law students help secure award
Law students at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have helped win a prestigious national award with their voluntary assistance to support those facing the courts alone.Northumbria Law School has been working with a national charity called Support Through Court which helps thousands of people every year in the UK who face court proceedings alone, while they go through a divorce, seek custody of th
Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Prestigious appointment for law professor
Professor Chris Ashford from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has received a prestigious appointment to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Advisory Council.
Linguistics lessons for police “could catch more Dark Web paedophiles”
A new book shows how police forces can use forensic linguistics techniques to infiltrate online networks of child sex offenders to bring them to justice and protect potential victims
Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence
The ethical implications of machines being able to read human emotions will be explored in a ground-breaking new research project, involving Northumbria University criminologist Dr Diana Miranda.
Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident
Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.
Northumbria academic receives £1.2 million to deliver world-class forensic research
A Lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been awarded more than £1 million to develop a world-leading new technique that will unveil details to help solve investigations relating to unidentified bodies.