Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS)

Criminalising Revenge Porn in Northern Ireland: Laws and Lessons from England and Wales and other Common Law Jurisdictions

Dr Taiwo Oriola (Ulster) – Revenge pornography encapsulates the act of online distribution or publication of sexually explicit private images or films of an ex-girlfriend, boyfriend, or partner, without their consent; with a view to humiliating or causing distress for a perceived wrong or slight. Whilst revenge pornography predates the Internet, the ubiquitous Internet, the … Read moreCriminalising Revenge Porn in Northern Ireland: Laws and Lessons from England and Wales and other Common Law Jurisdictions

Police Stop & Search Powers: Understanding Nature & Extent of Adversarial Contact Between PSNI and the Public

Dr John Topping (QUB) – Governed primarily under the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (PACE), the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (PSNI) use of stop and search powers have remained as a consistent – and growing – power over the past decade.  Analysis of most recent data shows the powers are used … Read morePolice Stop & Search Powers: Understanding Nature & Extent of Adversarial Contact Between PSNI and the Public

Litigants in person in the civil and family courts in Northern Ireland

Prof Gráinne McKeever, Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson, Dr John McCord and Dr Eleanor Kirk (Ulster) – This presentation presents findings based on qualitative and quantitative research with personal litigants conducted from September 2016 to September 2017, in civil and family law proceedings in Northern Ireland.  Research provides an evidence-based analysis of the reasons why people self-represent and the … Read moreLitigants in person in the civil and family courts in Northern Ireland