On this page you will find research reports produced and/or commissioned by the Research and Data Analytics team and details of the Department’s research programme.

 

 Spent_Convictions_Research_Report

Title:  Research papers on spent convictions

Author(s):  Dr. Katharina Swirak & Dr. Louise Forde - University College Cork,
in conjunction with The Research and Data Analytics Unit, Department of Justice and Equality

Publication Date:  October 2020

Link to Report: Research papers on spent convictions

   
   
 Cybercrime: Current Threats and Responses

Title:  Cybercrime: Current Threats and Responses - A review of the research literature

Author(s):  Sheelagh Brady & Caitríona Heinl

Publication Date:  October 2020

Link to Report: Cybercrime: Current Threats and Responses

   
   
 An Evidence Review of Recidivism and Policy Responses

Title:  An Evidence Review of Recidivism and Policy Responses

Author(s):  Professor Ian O’Donnell

Publication Date:  May 2020

Link to Report: An Evidence Review of Recidivism and Policy Responses

   
   
 Victims Interaction Report Thumb

Title:  Exploring Victims' Interactions with the Criminal Justice System: A Literature Review

Author(s):  Dr. Deirdre Healy

Publication Date:  October 2019

Summary:  

A report by Dr. Deirdre Healy, on the findings of her literature review looking at victims’ interactions with the criminal justice system.

This review brings together academic studies from numerous jurisdictions including research which studied victims’ and professionals’ experiences with Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) in England and Wales.

This report is the first completed in a series of pieces of research that have been commissioned by the Research and Data Analytics unit and builds on the Department’s commitment, outlined in the 2018-2020 Data and Research Strategy, to support the development of more evidence-informed policy making.

Link to Report:  Exploring Victims' Interactions with the Criminal Justice System: A Literature Review

   
   
 Confidence in CJS

Title:  An Evidence Review of Confidence in Criminal Justice Systems 

Author(s):  Professor Claire Hamilton, Dr. Lynsey Clarke

Publication Date:  December 2019

Link to report: An Evidence Review of Confidence in Criminal Justice Systems