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Realities of Rape Trials Conference

03.02.2020
Realities of rape trials

On January 24th, the Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies hosted a one-day conference entitled 'The Realities of Rape Trials: Lessons for Legal Research and Reform'. The event was organised by Dr Susan Leahy and was held as part of her Irish Research Council funded project on the realities of Irish rape trials. The conference featured presentations from leading international experts who have conducted empirical research on rape trials, including jury research and trial observations. 140 delegates from a variety of criminal justice stakeholders attended on the day, providing a variety of perspectives on the need for ongoing research on and reform of the law relating to Irish rape trials.