Robert Ewin

Robert Ewin
University of Cumbria · Law and Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a passionate PhD researcher and Detective Constable; I have worked for Cumbria Constabulary for over eight years and I have studied at the University of Cumbria for the majority of that time. I have worked in a number of roles within the Constabulary, and I have worked closely with victims, witnesses, and suspects alike. Foremost in my mind is the desire for my research to have an impact on, and improve, responses for Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses.
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June 2014 - June 2018
University of Cumbria
Position
  • PhD

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Publications (15)
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Purpose The use of emergency barring orders (EBO) in the form of domestic violence protection notices and orders (DVPN-O) in reported domestic abuse (DA) cases is a relatively new development in the UK; the effectiveness of these orders has been challenged. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing their issue. Design/methodo...
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Purpose There are identified problems facing law enforcement in the correct approach to childhood drug and alcohol use at street level which can cause aggression, developmental, psychological problems and family conflict (Maher and Dixon, 1999). Childhood exposure to drugs and alcohol can encourage criminal activity, anti-social conduct and increas...
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The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJCEA, 1999) was designed as a support mechanism to alleviate fear, and enable vulnerable and intimidated witnesses (VIW) within criminal trials Special Measures (SM), such as screens and video recorded evidence (Hoyle & Zedner, 2007). The introduction of video recorded cross-examination, or re-examinati...
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The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJCEA, 1999) was designed as a support mechanism to alleviate fear, and enable vulnerable and intimidated witnesses (VIW) within criminal trials special measures (SM) such as screens and video recorded evidence (Hoyle & Zedner, 2007). The introduction of video recorded cross-examination or re-examination...
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College of Policing Logic Model - an assessment of research proposal, position and impact.
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There are some fairly strict rules when it comes to applying for and using Special Measures for Vulnerable and Intimidated witnesses. Section 19 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 provides part of the legislative framework on which directions can be applied. Although strict the rules are simple. The court must raise the issue as to...
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A short reflction from a very interesting article written for the International Journal of Evidence & Proof (Dec2005, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p291-295. 5p) by Johnathan Doak, then of the Department of Law at the University of Sheffield. The article concerned s.21 (5) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (1999)
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There can be no doubt that sexual offences can be a traumatic affair for both the potentially very vulnerable victim, their family, and witnesses. It is an area of Police work where investigations can take some time to materialise, and the availability of both forensic evidence and witness accounts are vital if cases are to succeed. In all cases th...
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Deliberative methodologies can manifest in many different styles and approaches. Researchers, and those with a desire to influence public policy and practice, or create organisational change, often grapple between the ideological vision of their research being put into practice, and creating discussion within their field, thus promoting change indi...
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Witnesses are a key area of discussion within the Criminal Justice arena, many recent Government policies have sought to identify themselves as being a signal for change and reform. In recent years a Victims Commissioner and Police and Crime Commissioners have all vowed to enhance the service delivered to victims and witnesses. However, the process...
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The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJCEA; 1999) concerns vulnerable and intimidated witnesses (VIW); literature suggests these are not identified in the early stages of most criminal investigations, and trials.
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The early identification of vulnerable, intimidated victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings is a key area of justice. This most basic and fundamental idea is at the heart of many Policing models and social policy. Research indicates that the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence act 1999, a piece of legislation designed to assist vulnerable and...
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Research is being conducted surrounding the current use and impact of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJCEA)(1999); specifically the use of Special Measures. This questionnaire is part of a longer-term study taking place over four years and is supported by the Universities of Cumbria, Lancaster and the College of Policing. The fourtee...
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Special Measures (SM) were introduced under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJCEA, 1999), forming part of measures used to assist Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses (VIW). Speaking up for Justice (Home Office, 1999) recognised that being a witness in a Criminal proceedings can be a stressful affair; Leveson (2015) highlighted the nee...

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Projects (2)
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Domestic Violence Protection Notices (and Orders; DVPN/O) were enacted under the Crime and Security Act 2010. A DVPN can be issued by the Police in order to provide emergency protection to victims of Domestic Violence, prior to an order being made by Magistrates prohibiting contact for up to 28 days. Anecdotal research suggests that these orders are applied sporadically and have varying degrees of effectiveness. The orders were designed to allow victims time without a perpetrator and are normally applied on occasions where the criminal threshold for charging a perpetrator is not met. The aim of the current study is to explore the perceptions and application of these orders by those who are engaged in using them.
Project
Transfer document from probationary to confirmed PhD