Taking an innovative, interdisciplinary approach with partners, our objective is to produce evidence-based policy and resources.
Gavin is Professor of Police Science at Northumbria University, UK.
Dave is Professor of Criminal Investigations at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Nicci is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, UK.
Laura is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northumbria University, UK.
Bruno is a qualified solicitor and Legal Director (UK and International) at Fair Trials.
Martin is a retired UK Police Officer and a recognised expert in Interviewing
Alena is the Research Fellow on this project.
This paper was published in the Torture Journal (Vol 31, No. 1) in May 2021.
A report written by Transform Justice, the National Appropriate Adult Network and Fair Trials. Published in February 2021
This paper was published in Law and Human Behaviour in 2021 (Vol 45, No. 2, pp.81-96).
This paper was published in Law and Human Behaviour in 2021 (Vol 45, No. 2, pp.97-111).
This advice note was jointly published by the UK's National Police Chiefs Council, the Crown Prosecution Services, the Law Society, the Criminal Law Solicitor's Association, and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association.
This report was published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services in 2020.
This paper was published in law and Human Behaviour 2021, Vol. 45, No. 2, 81-96.
This report details the key findings of work conducted by the CREST commissioned project Rapport-Building: Online Vs. In-Person Interviews.
The Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) has developed these guidelines in response to requests for its views to help responsible actors (a) to determine whether they should conduct remote investigative interviews and (b) if appropriate to attempt such interviews, to identify and overcome the unique challenges.
Interview Protocol between National Police Chiefs’ Council, Crown Prosecution Service, The Law Society, Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ AssociationLearn More
During worldwide pandemics, police investigations must continue, and victims, witnesses and suspects of crime must still be interviewed. However, social distancing means that investigators are sometimes unable to conduct interviews and third-party professionals (e.g., legal professionals) are unable to communicate with clients in a traditional format. Remote communication is one way currently being conducted across the UK – but it is not standardised and the current research base to prove its efficacy is extremely limited.Read More
Fair Trials, is part of a new research project that will look at whether police interviews can be fair and effective when carried out by video or phone rather than in person. In particular, the project will examine the impact of people receiving legal assistance in police custody via phone and videolink rather than in person.Read More
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)'s Professor Dave Walsh is part of the £320,000 programme, which is led by academics from Northumbria University, and involves Sunderland University, and global criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials, as well as national and international police organisations.Read More