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Covid-19 and Criminal Justice
Impact and Legacy in England and Wales

Edited By

Ed Johnston

  • Available for pre-order on June 2, 2023. Item will ship after June 23, 2023
ISBN 9781032250847
June 23, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection presents a unique and diverse range of contributions on challenges faced by criminal justice in England and Wales in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The book brings together leading experts to examine the impact of the pandemic on policing and criminal procedure, prisons and the post-conviction stage of the system. The work further explores the lessons that may be learned and explores the relevance of these lessons for the wider criminal justice system. The reader will gain substantial insight into contemporary challenges in these areas, through original analysis and argument. The experience of England and Wales during the pandemic will also be of interest to the wider international community who will have encountered many of the issues raised in this collection.

The book will be essential reading for researchers, academics and policy-makers involved in criminal justice.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction

Ed Johnston 

2: Policing Domestic Abuse: No ‘freedom day’ for victims of coercive and controlling behaviour

Mandy Burton 

3: COVID-19 – An unprecedented and novel predicament or the ultimate metaphor for contemporary policing?

David Houchin 

4: Legal advice at police stations and the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ed Cape 

5: A Child’s Journey Through Police Custody and their Legal Rights

Vicky Kemp & Nicola Carr 

6: Tipping the Scales of Justice: Covid-19 and Detention without Trial 

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh 

7: The ‘Covid Fine’ and Fair Trial Rights

Elaine Freer 

8: Covid-19 and Technologically Enhanced Trials under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022: Have remote jury trials shifted from criminal justice fiction, to virtual reality?

Dan Jasinski 

9: Covid-19 and the Jury Trial

Madeleine Millar, Loren Aliu, Rebecca K. Helm, and Qi Chen 

10: Contextualising the Impact of the Covid-19 Lockdown on Ethnic Minority Prisoners

Avril Brandon and Gavin Dingwall 

11: ‘Expectations vs Reality’: How can the levels of self-harm during the Covid-19 prison lockdown inform future policy and practice?

Jessica Gallagher 

12: Learning from the covid-19 pandemic: Probation’s role in providing health-related support

Coral Sirdifield, Helen Nichols and Phillip Mullen 

13: The impact of COVID-19 on Circles of Support and Accountability: Process, impact, and legacy

Kieran McCartan, Robin J. Wilson, and Rosie Kitson-Boyce

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Dr Ed Johnston is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Procedure at the University of Northampton, UK. His research is focused on criminal justice and procedure and he specialises in the disclosure of evidence in criminal proceedings, the role of the defence lawyer and suspects’ rights.