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Bargaining the Rules of Evidence (2024)
Book Chapter
Thomason, M. (2024). Bargaining the Rules of Evidence. In M. Langer, M. McConville, & L. Marsh (Eds.), Research Handbook on Plea Bargaining & Criminal Justice. Edward Elgar Publishing

Plea bargains depend in large part on the available evidence against the defendant. Strictly speaking, these negotiations should be based only on evidence that is likely to be admissible at trial. Bargains therefore implicitly depend on the structure... Read More about Bargaining the Rules of Evidence.

LGB women and sex work (2024)
Book Chapter
Sandy, L., & Dwyer, A. (2024). LGB women and sex work. In The Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ+ Studies. (Second Edition). SAGE Publications

The Law Commission’s “Structured Discretion” Rape Shield: A Critique (2023)
Journal Article
THOMASON, M. (2023). The Law Commission’s “Structured Discretion” Rape Shield: A Critique. Archbold Review, 2023(10), 4-10

Taking up a Chapter of its own in the Law Commission’s mammoth Evidence in Sexual Offences Prosecutions Consultation Paper are proposals to reform the admissibility rules for sexual behaviour (née sexual history) evidence (SBE). Though the Law Comm... Read More about The Law Commission’s “Structured Discretion” Rape Shield: A Critique.

Examining the impact of PACE on the detention and questioning of child suspects (2023)
Report
Kemp, V., Carr, N., Kent, H., & Farrall, S. (2023). Examining the impact of PACE on the detention and questioning of child suspects. London: University of Nottingham

The Nuffield Foundation funded this three year project which involved examining the efficacy of legal safeguards for children held in police custody. A mixed methods approach was adopted drawing on over 50,000 electronic custody records drawn from e... Read More about Examining the impact of PACE on the detention and questioning of child suspects.

Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council (2023)
Report
Chen, Q., Vuk, M., Kuppuswamy, C., & Kirsch, D. (2023). Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council. London: Sentencing Council for England and Wales

This report is commissioned by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. It examines whether the guidelines published by the Council have the potential to cause disparities in sentencing, and whether the guideline development and revision process... Read More about Equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council.

Non-defendant bad character and s. 100 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: A socio-legal analysis of admissibility gateways and trial tactics (2022)
Journal Article
Thomason, M. (2023). Non-defendant bad character and s. 100 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: A socio-legal analysis of admissibility gateways and trial tactics. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 27(1), 26-50. https://doi.org/10.1177/13657127221140459

This article presents a socio-legal analysis of the use of non-defendant bad character evidence in Crown Court criminal trials in England. Combining an in-depth doctrinal analysis of s.100 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 with original qualitative em... Read More about Non-defendant bad character and s. 100 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: A socio-legal analysis of admissibility gateways and trial tactics.

Tracing the Review: Developments in Youth Justice in Northern Ireland 2011-2021 (2021)
Report
CARR, N., & MCALISTER, S. (2021). Tracing the Review: Developments in Youth Justice in Northern Ireland 2011-2021. Belfast: Include Youth, VOYPIC, NIACRO, Children's Law Centre

This report traces the development of youth justice policy in Northern Ireland since the publication of the Youth Justice Review (YJR) (2011). The report has been jointly commissioned by four organisations who work with and advocate on behalf of chil... Read More about Tracing the Review: Developments in Youth Justice in Northern Ireland 2011-2021.

Admitting evidence by agreement: recalibrating managerialism and adversarialism in Crown Court criminal trials (2021)
Journal Article
THOMASON, M. (2021). Admitting evidence by agreement: recalibrating managerialism and adversarialism in Crown Court criminal trials. Criminal Law Review, 2021(9), 727-752

This paper challenges the orthodox academic view which assumes that the admissibility of evidence in Crown Court criminal trials is primarily regulated by rules of evidence. Instead, it offers an account, based on original empirical data (trial obser... Read More about Admitting evidence by agreement: recalibrating managerialism and adversarialism in Crown Court criminal trials.

Sexual deviance in prison: Queering identity and intimacy in prison research (2020)
Journal Article
Carr, N., Serisier, T., & McAlister, S. (2020). Sexual deviance in prison: Queering identity and intimacy in prison research. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(5), 551-563. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820937401

Recent years have seen increased attention in both research and policy towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) prisoners as a group with distinct needs. This has been driven by wider political recognition of LGBT rights and research su... Read More about Sexual deviance in prison: Queering identity and intimacy in prison research.

A legitimate business? Representations of privatised probation in England and Wales (2020)
Journal Article
Carr, N., & Robinson, G. (2020). A legitimate business? Representations of privatised probation in England and Wales. Crime, Media, Culture, https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659020903771

The Transforming Rehabilitation reforms implemented in England & Wales in 2014 witnessed the transfer of responsibility for a large proportion of the work of the public sector probation service to 21 newly created Community Rehabilitation Companies (... Read More about A legitimate business? Representations of privatised probation in England and Wales.

Sex work (2018)
Book Chapter
SANDY, L. Sex work. In H. Callan (Ed.), International encyclopaedia of Anthropology. Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1712

Sex work is a highly contested, deeply moral, and politicized terrain. This entry examines the nature of anthropological knowledge about sex work and the ways of knowing, seeing, and communicating about sexual commerce. It discusses the sex work and... Read More about Sex work.

Globalization and gender frontiers (2018)
Book Chapter
SANDY, L. (2018). Globalization and gender frontiers. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer