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Increasing the accessibility and impact of justice-related student and practitioner research

BOLTON-KING, Rachel, KARA, Helen, RANKIN, Brian W, MORGAN, Ruth M, CASSELLA, John, KAYE, John P, BURKE, Siobhan and FRIPP, Dom (2019) Increasing the accessibility and impact of justice-related student and practitioner research. Forensic Science International: Synergy. ISSN 2589-871X (In Press)

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Much good quality research by pre-doctoral students and casework focused practitioners remains unpublished. However, their findings could contribute to the evidence base underpinning science and practice within international justice system contexts. There are two main challenges to making findings accessible: reaching all criminal justice stakeholders, and encouraging collaborative efforts in research addressing 'real world' problems.

This article presents the rationale for a new, open access repository. The aim is to share good quality pre-doctoral and practitioner criminal justice research across traditional disciplinary and international borders. Such a repository should be easy to use, well maintained and sustainable. Its reach, value and impact also need to be measurable. We present the major considerations relating to the operation and workflow of such a repository, and outline the potential value, benefits and limitations. Our research suggests that the proposed repository could foster interdisciplinary and collaborative work to benefit global justice systems and societies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords: open access, repository, forensic, justice, practitioner research, student research
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Depositing User: Rachel BOLTON-KING
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 03:49
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