Miss Jennifer Hey
Jennifer Hey graduated with an LLB (2:1 Honours) from Durham University in June 2009. In September 2009 she returned to the Law school as a research candidate working toward the Master of Jurisprudence.
With the supervision of Professor Clare McGlynn and Mr Neil Cobb, Jennifer’s current research explores the use of sexual history evidence in rape trials. At a time of considerable public concern over the low conviction rate in rape cases, the research aims to examine the controversial issue of the role and use of sexual history evidence in rape trials. Ten years after reforms were introduced in the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, it will examine recent law reforms, judicial developments in the case law and empirical evidence to determine whether further reform to the laws on sexual history evidence is required.
- Criminal Law
- Gender Crime and Punishment
- Law Gender and Society