UCL Faculty of Laws


Hybrid | Juries and Evidence in Sexual Offence Prosecutions

20 July 2023, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

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This workshop has been co-organised by the UCL Centre for Criminal Law and the UCL Judicial Institute

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UCL Faculty of Laws
Gideon Schreier LT
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens

About the workshop

In the wake of the Law Commission’s recent opening of a consultation on Evidence in Sexual Offence Prosecutions, this joint workshop by the UCL’s Centre for Criminal Law and UCL Judicial Institute brings together leading experts with a diversity of experience and knowledge to share their insights on how juries respond to evidence in sexual offence prosecutions. Each speaker will present for 15 minutes and there will be time allocated for Q&A.

About the Centres

This workshop has been co-organised by the UCL Centre for Criminal Law and the UCL Judicial Institute.

The UCL Centre for Criminal Law aims to promote research and teaching at UCL in criminal law subjects, namely substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, the criminal justice system, criminology and the philosophy and practice of punishment. Read more about the centre.

The UCL Judicial Institute is the UK's first and only centre of excellence devoted to research, teaching and policy engagement about the judiciary. Read more about the centre.

The Programme
17:30Welcome by Prof David Ormerod CBE, KC (Hon), UCL Laws
17:35Prof Penney Lewis, Law Commissioner (Criminal Law) for England & Wales, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College
17:50Dr Lewis Ross, Asst Prof LSE Philosophy, on the Case for Real Jury Research
18:05Ebani Dhawan, UCL BASc Arts and Sciences programme graduate and Duke University student, and Prof Patrick Haggard, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, on victims’ psychological responses to sexual assault
18:20John Riley, 23ES, a Grade 4 CPS RASSO list panel member and Deputy Chair of the Criminal Bar Association RASSO Committee
18:35Prof Cheryl Thomas KC (Hon), Director, UCL Jury Project & Co-Director, UCL Judicial Institute
18:50Mary Prior KC, The 36 Group, Chair of the Criminal bar Association RASSO Committee
19:05Question & Answers
19:20Brief Concluding Remarks
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You can attend this event in-person at UCL Faculty of Laws (Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG) or alternatively you can join via a live stream.

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