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Improving the law reform process: Opportunities for empirical qualitative research?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Research on law reform has identified a variety of factors that help or hinder the reform process, but it has not systematically explored the role that empirical research plays and could play in enabling and enhancing law reform. Drawing on a series of qualitative interviews with criminal law reform experts in Victoria, we analyse the current uses and perceived value of empirical research in criminal law reform and explore opportunities for qualitative research methods to be used more systematically or extensively to improve criminal law reform processes and outcomes.

UOW Authors


  •   Hanley, Natalia
  •   Fileborn, Bianca (external author)
  •   Larcombe, Wendy (external author)
  •   Henry, Nicola (external author)
  •   Powell, Anastasia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Hanley, N., Fileborn, B., Larcombe, W., Henry, N. & Powell, A. (2016). Improving the law reform process: Opportunities for empirical qualitative research?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49 (4), 546-563.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84994152083

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2731

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 546

End Page


  • 563

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Research on law reform has identified a variety of factors that help or hinder the reform process, but it has not systematically explored the role that empirical research plays and could play in enabling and enhancing law reform. Drawing on a series of qualitative interviews with criminal law reform experts in Victoria, we analyse the current uses and perceived value of empirical research in criminal law reform and explore opportunities for qualitative research methods to be used more systematically or extensively to improve criminal law reform processes and outcomes.

UOW Authors


  •   Hanley, Natalia
  •   Fileborn, Bianca (external author)
  •   Larcombe, Wendy (external author)
  •   Henry, Nicola (external author)
  •   Powell, Anastasia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Hanley, N., Fileborn, B., Larcombe, W., Henry, N. & Powell, A. (2016). Improving the law reform process: Opportunities for empirical qualitative research?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49 (4), 546-563.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84994152083

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2731

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 546

End Page


  • 563

Volume


  • 49

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom