All impact case studies (crime)

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Detecting lies with new interview techniques

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.

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Supporting justice for Bosnian war crime victims

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.

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Transforming offender rehabilitation

An ESRC-funded project building upon pioneering research into how offenders move away from crime is transforming the practice of offender rehabilitation in the UK and beyond.

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Reviewing the DNA Database

Researchers pointed out flaws in the statistical evidence underpinning the DNA retention policy, leading to a revision of the scientific work.

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Responding to domestic violence

The ESRC's Children 5-16 Research Programme has informed debates about child care legislation and amendments to the Children Act 1989.

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