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Experiments and Randomised Controlled Trials

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Meredith Rossner (Australian National University) about using experiments and randomised controlled trials in Socio-Legal research.

Produced by Linda Mulcahy and Urania Chiu.

Readings on Experiments and Randomised Controlled Trials Recommended by Professor Meredith Rossner

Sherman, L.W. (2009). Evidence and Liberty: The Promise of Experimental Criminology. 9(1) Criminology & Criminal Justice 5-28.

Response to Sherman: Hough, M. (2010). Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold? The Pursuit of Certainty in Experimental Criminology. 10(1) Criminology & Criminal Justice 11-22.

Borstein, B.H. and McCabe, S.G. (2005). Jurors of the Absurd? The Role of Consequentiality in Jury Simulation Research. 32(2) Fla. St. UL Rev. 443-468.

Rossner, M. and Tait, D. (2021). Presence and Participation in a Virtual Court. [Online] Criminology & Criminal JusticeĀ 1-23.

About the Speaker

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Professor Meredith Rossner

Professor of Criminology, Centre for Social Research & Methods, Australian National University

Meredith Rossner is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research & Methods at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on the role of emotions, rituals, the built environment and technology in justice practices. This includes work on the emotional dynamics of restorative justice conferences between victims and offenders for serious crime, research on the micro-level dynamics of jury deliberation, the role of courtroom design on access to justice and the presumption of innocence, and the use of video technology in courts.

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