We are pursuing several projects with special permission of the Attorney General of Western Australia.
The three main areas of focus are:
- Juries and Expert Evidence: an examination of the way in which jurors deal with forensic evidence, and the implications for lawyers and forensic practitioners.
- The Jury Experience: a wide ranging quantitative and qualitative study of the experiences of a large group (~1000) of modern WA jurors. This project aims to provide a substantial insight into the experiences of jurors through interviews. It is anticipated that the findings will assist policy-makers to improve the jury system.
We welcome enquiries from law, psychology and forensic science honours and postgraduate students interested in becoming part of this exciting research.