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Criminal Justice Discovery Day 2024

Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Town House Courtyard, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

Criminal Justice Discovery Day 2024

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Primarily aimed at Year 12 and FE College Year 1 students, we are excited to announce that bookings for our Criminal Justice Discovery Day 2024 are now open!

We invite teachers and lecturers to bring groups of students to experience a day on campus at Kingston University and enjoy a showcase of interactive and thought-provoking workshops delivered by our expert members of academic staff.

Attending students will enjoy a variety of activities throughout the day enabling them to experience different sociological disciplines, with particular focus on the criminal justice system. These will include:

  • Interviewing vulnerable witnesses: How do we elicit information? How do we collect accurate information from individuals with cognitive or communicative issues?
  • Assessing risk: How do we assess the behaviour of an offender? How do risk factors influence offending behaviour?
  • Introduction to the Official Record: Why it matters; the variety present in it; what is collected and why; and how complicated thinking about it can be.
  • The Official Record and Criminal Justice: What is the relationship between the Official Record and criminal justice? Why (should?) the Official Record be given a special status? In this interactive section, students will debate the following motion: ‘This house believes that the Official Record is the key source for understanding miscarriages of justice.'
  • Introduction to the case: Introducing the Post Office scandal, focusing on the sue of the Horizon software, and the events that follow, highlighting the initial reactions of the Post Office management when faced with accounting errors, the ethical and legal considerations they overlooked.
  • Mock Trial: In this interactive session, students will be divided into groups: 1) Sub-postmaster lawyers 2) Post office management lawyers; 4) judges. Sub-postmasters argue their innocence, management defend their actions and judges provide a verdict!
  • Domestic proceedings: Debrief on main legal issues raised in real case scenarios.
  • Future skills and careers: A round-up session about the future skills offered at the university and criminal justice careers.

Refreshments and a pizza lunch will be provided.

Please use the booking form to guarantee a space for your group now!

Spaces are limited - booking deadline Friday 21 June 2024.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Lucy Raymond - Faculty Events and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
Tel: 07446995328


Directions to Town House Courtyard, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: