Miscarriages of justice are, statistically speaking, a rarity. Violent crime is nasty and cruel. And yet the world of podcasts and documentaries has been revived by the true crime genre, much more so than film or books. Some say crime stories are social pacifiers, a means of asserting the social order. Others say it’s a way of exploring what we are capable of. What appeals about it? Does it obscure or illuminate human nature and the way the criminal justice system really works?
The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were: