ESRC-funded cognitive research has led to increased lie-detection rates during interrogation, up from 58 per cent in standard methods to 72 per cent using the new process.
All impact case studies (security and conflict)
- Results: (17)
Amendments to the Justice and Security Act 2013 following Dr Lawrence McNamara’s recommendations helped to ensure a better balance between national security and the principles of fair and open justice.
Research on how flag use affects tension between communities in Northern Ireland has transformed understanding and fed into reconciliation strategies.
An ESRC-funded project has helped strengthen the links between legal processes and war crime victims in Bosnia, supporting transparency and legitimacy for the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
New approaches to crowd psychology are helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while allowing people's rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation.