Dr Amy Kirby and Professor Jessica Jacobson will discuss the latest evidence for procedural justice in the courts.
This is the seventh in our “A matter of fact: what the evidence tells us” series, to accompany our Evidence Library, giving you the chance to ask your own questions of leading academics talking about the latest research on an important criminal justice topic.
Dr Amy Kirby joined the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2010 and has undertaken research on a wide range of criminal justice topics with a particular focus on the criminal courts, sentencing, youth justice and legitimacy. Her research interests include the participation of victims, witnesses and defendants within the court setting; legitimacy; lay adjudication; youth justice; joint enterprise and public attitudes to crime, justice and sentencing. Amy is a leading expert on procedural justice in the courts and was awarded a PhD for her study of lay participants’ perceptions of the legitimacy of the criminal courts.
Prof. Jessica Jacobson is Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London. She has been a leading voice in criminal justice research since the late 1990s, initially as a Home Office researcher, and then as an independent researcher and policy consultant. She has been based at ICPR since 2011. As ICPR’s Director, Jessica oversees the institute’s ambitious and wide-ranging programme of academically grounded, policy oriented research on crime and justice. She has designed and led a large number of funded research projects and published widely on many aspects of justice including prisons, sentencing, criminal investigations, and lay participation in judicial proceedings.
Amy and Jessica have summarised the evidence base for procedural justice in the courts, starting by explaining what procedural justice is and why it matters, in a review for our Evidence Library, which you can read here: Procedural justice in the courts | Clinks.
There will also be a chance to ask Jessica and Amy questions in a Q&A session. So if you have a particular question you would like to ask them, please send it to email@example.com.