It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Dr. Jacqueline Hodgson (right) as today's guest blogger.
Jackie is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick School of Law, Coventry, England, where she teaches Criminal Law as well as Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Europe. She's published widely on issues of criminal justice, particularly from a comparative perspective, and often draws on her own empirical research. She provides an overview of her comparative criminal justice scholarship in her guest post below.
This academic year, as the recipient of a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship, Jackie's examining these issues within the framework of "The Metamorphosis of Criminal Procedure in the 21st century: A Comparative Analysis." She earned her LL.B. and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham.
Jackie's contributions to policy reform include: her research for the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice; her current empirical study of the role of Criminal Case Review Commission, the body that investigates possible miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; and her evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Europe. Her monograph French Criminal Justice (2005) -- discussed in a recent guest post by IntLawGrrls alumna Susan A. Bandes -- is the 1st major empirical study of the investigation and prosecution of crime in France. Other books include the coauthored Suspects in Europe: Procedural Rights at the Investigative Stage of the Criminal Process in the European Union (2007), Criminal Injustice: An Evaluation of the Criminal Justice Process in Britain (2000), and Standing Accused (1994).