Digital justice: ethical, policy and practice issues

School of Law at Keele University in collaboration with Transform Justice

Transform Justice logo This one-day event organised by the School of Law at Keele University in collaboration with Transform Justice explores the opportunities and challenges that surround the modernisation of criminal justice through the use of a number of diverse new and emerging technologies. Such technologies include online systems for starting and managing cases across the criminal process, the use of video-links, cases conducted in online, virtual courtrooms and the potential use of Artificial Intelligence in the criminal system, especially in the fields of sentencing and evidence. The seminar considers the advancement of technological developments from a legal, ethical and policy perspective. It considers the challenges and risks that this presents for fair trial at a more abstract level and for judges, defendants, victims and witnesses in the courtroom.

Topics and Speakers include:

  • Dr. Natalie Byrom - Expert Advisor on Open Data and Academic Engagement at HM Courts & Tribunals Service
  • 'Algorithmic impropriety' in UK criminal justice? - Jamie Grace – AI and Human Rights, Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Digital court reform - conveyor best justice or a revolution in access? - Penelope Gibbs – Director Transform Justice
  • Virtual Court: Is it a practical reality? - Kerry Hudson – Director Solicitor Bullivant Law
  • Dr. Jessica Jacobson - Director of Institute for Criminal Policy Research, at Birkbeck, University of London
  • The regulation gap: verification, validation and the reality of digital forensic standards - Angus Marshall - Digital Evidence & Forensic Investigations, Department of Computing Science, York University
  • Virtual Courts: Fair Trial and Human Rights Concerns - Sebastian Walker - Legal researcher at the Law Commission; contributing editor, Archbold and Criminal Law Week
  • Digital Justice and Sentencing - Martin Wasik - Recorder, Emeritus Professor, Law School Keele University

Event date
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Moot Court CBC 2.028, Chancellor's Building
Dr. Sotirios Santatzoglou
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+44(0)1782 734216

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