Research, Collaboration and Legal Rights

Digital Legal Rights, Youth Justice and Criminal Legal Aid


Dr Vicky Kemp is an experienced researcher working on projects relating to criminal legal aid and access to justice in the criminal process. Having received her doctorate from the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, she is now Principal Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, in the School of Law.

Vicky has experience of the criminal justice system as a paralegal, legal aid policy adviser and as a government social scientist. In conducting empirical research, she adopts an interdisciplinary approach and seeks to have an impact by engaging with policy makers, practitioners and academics. This is not only when trying to improve efficiencies and to achieve cost savings but also to enhance procedural safeguards. Overseeing the digital legal rights project is a national Steering Group, comprising senior representatives from the criminal justice system and chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE. As Co-director of the Criminal Justice Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, her research is overseen locally by the Criminal Justice Research Centre's Advisory Board, which includes chief officers involved in the criminal process. The Board is chaired by the Recorder of Nottingham, His Honour Judge Gregory Dickinson QC.


Current research

Studies involving digital legal rights and effective police station legal advice

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Recent research

Comparative study of young suspects, clinical legal education and police station legal advice

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Engagement and activities

Engaging with policy makers, practitioners and academics

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Digital legal rights - know your rights

How can people best be informed about their legal rights?

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Chapters, Articles and Reports published by Dr Vicky Kemp

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