Expert evidence about memory in New Zealand sexual violence trials and appellate courts 2001 to 2020
This project arose out of concern that the nature of memory expert evidence offered to the courts exaggerates memory fallibility in relation to sexual violence complaints and that the research cited in support lacks relevance or ecological validity. At issue is whether jurors need educating...
This project aims to contribute to an understanding of judicial views, understandings and practices in relation to perpetrator interventions and how these views may influence overall perpetrator accountability within the system of perpetrator interventions.
The criminal justice system: how government reforms and coronavirus will affect policing, courts and prisons
This report sets out the potential impact of the United Kingdom government’s plan to increase the number of police officers by 20,000 and the coronavirus crisis on the criminal justice system.
This book contains the findings of four years of research that compares the trial process in thirty adult rape cases from 2010 to 2015 (in which the defence at trial was consent), with ten cases from the Sexual Violence Court Pilot heard in 2018.
This report complements recent TLRI reports addressing how Tasmania’s justice system can better meet the needs of persons with communication difficulties or impaired decision-making capacity.
This discussion paper seeks to identify some of the factors that contribute to the misidentification of victims and limit the system’s capacity to identify and respond to predominant aggressors.
This report examines how sentencing courts deal with an offender’s potential deportation from Australia. It summarises the ways that potential deportation can affect an offender’s sentence. It also identifies unresolved issues that courts may need to consider in the context of sentencing offenders who may...
The objective of this present study is to determine whether or not pre-recorded evidence raises the probability of a conviction in cases of Domestic Violence (DV) assault. In order to answer this question, the authors use administrative police and court data from New South Wales.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on Committal Proceedings.