Giving a Voice to Victims in the Irish Criminal Process
The Research Office in UL has highlighted the work of Dr Susan Leahy, Dr Eimear Spain and Professor Shane Kilcommins on the UL Research Impact Podcast Channel. Many of us will become a victim of crime at some point in our lives, yet many victims chose not to report these crimes to the police. Ultimately, a large number of victims in Ireland are not engaging in the criminal justice system. Their research work has sought to better understand this phenomenon with a view to understanding how best to engage with and support victims of crime, while also informing public policy and legislative reform. By focusing their research on the place of victims within the criminal justice system, the team is giving a voice to underrepresented minorities including victims with disabilities.