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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Roxanna Dehaghani


Senior Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University, United Kingdom



My research concerns how law, policy, and practice can create, exacerbate, and respond to the vulnerable position of the accused. I have authored or co-authored over two dozen articles and book chapters, including in leading generalist journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Studies, and the Modern Law Review and in leading specialist journals such as the International Journal of the Legal Profession, the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and the Criminal Law Review. My first book – Vulnerability in Police Custody – was published by Routledge in 2019 and my second book – Experiences of Criminal Justice (with D. Newman) – was published by Bristol University Press in 2022.



Vulnerable suspects, the appropriate adult safeguard, criminal legal aid and criminal defence, effective participation
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