London’s electronic tagging pilot – will it work?

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced that the capital is trialing the use of electronic tagging with offenders on release in the community for knife-related crimes. Our ‘eye on crime’, Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology, blogs about the effectiveness of … Continue reading London’s electronic tagging pilot – will it work?

Seek and you shall find – crime prediction software

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. The BBC recently reported that 14 police forces in England use a piece of software that is being used to identify and ‘track’ perceived criminals, with a view to reducing the likelihood of them committing crime. Our ‘eye on crime’ Jessica … Continue reading Seek and you shall find – crime prediction software

Polygraph testing & domestic violence – helping hand or Jeremy Kyle justice?

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Northampton, has been following with interest the progression of a new Domestic Violence Bill, a draft of which includes the use of polygraph testing for offenders. Here, she blogs about what this … Continue reading Polygraph testing & domestic violence – helping hand or Jeremy Kyle justice?

Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

I was looking for something different to do for Glen’s birthday and found out about a CSI experience! We are both obsessed with true crime podcasts so this fitted our interests very well. Glen and I attended Think Forensic in Huddersfield to participate in an adult CSI experience day. The three hours were broken up into … Continue reading Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts

I love podcasts, which is definitely an understatement, I am obsessed. I first listening started in law school with the classic ABC Radio National Law Report with Damien Carrick. While podcasts were around they weren’t the ‘thing’ they are now until Serial season 1 – the investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of … Continue reading Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts