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Can we have faith jurors listen without prejudice? Likely sources of inaccuracy in voice comparison exercises.
(Sweet and Maxwell, 2019)
This paper reviews the current law in respect of whether juries may permitted to listen to recordings of a suspect's voice with a view to undertaking an identification. It discusses the factors which impact upon the accuracy ...
Not deep just average: Improving the usability of lay-listener voice descriptions
Earwitness testimony from lay listeners can provide vital evidence in a criminal investigation. However, some research suggests that voice descriptions can be vague. This paper presents the findings of three experiments ...
EU wildlife laws should be celebrated – and retained – not treated as red tape
(The Conversation, 2017-03-30)
This article discusses the approach to wildlife protection post-Brexit
Forensic voice discrimination: The effect of speech type and background noise on performance
In forensic settings, lay (non-expert) listeners may be required to compare voice samples for identity. In two experiments we investigated the effect of background noise and variations in speaking style on performance. In ...
Accent detection in earwitness identification
How to commit the perfect crime Designing teaching materials which develop storytelling abilities in trainee advocates
Storytelling is recognized as being central to the skills that an advocate needs to develop. This presentation explores how this can be developed through the design of teaching materials which force students into addressing ...
Do Pride and Prejudice stand in the way of persuasion?:Embracing other disciplines for the advancement of advocacy teaching
This paper considers the importance of advocacy teachers adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to the teaching of advocacy and suggests how this can be acieved.
Caging the green-eyed monster – restrictions on the use of sexual infidelity as a defence to murder
(Nottingham Law Journal, 2012)
This case note discusses the Court of Appeal's interpretation of the defence of 'Loss of Control' in the case of Clinton, Parker and others.