Covid-19 and Criminal Justice
Impact and Legacy in England and Wales
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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
2: Policing Domestic Abuse: No ‘freedom day’ for victims of coercive and controlling behaviour
3: COVID-19 – An unprecedented and novel predicament or the ultimate metaphor for contemporary policing?
4: Legal advice at police stations and the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic
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
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?
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?
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
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.