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Fiona Leverick’s research interests lie in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal evidence and criminal justice. She has undertaken a major study of mock jury decision making for the Scottish Government (with Ipsos MORI Scotland, James Chalmers and Vanessa Munro), which reported in October 2019. Other recent research projects include Resorting to Crime: The Practice of Criminalisation (a project investigating patterns of criminal offence creation from the 1950s to the present day) and Post-Corroboration Safeguards (a project exploring the causes of wrongful conviction and the safeguards that might be necessary to introduce in Scots law following the abolition of the requirement for corroboration in criminal cases).

Recent publications

Chalmers, J. , Leverick, F. and Munro, V. E. (2021) Beyond doubt: the case against ‘not proven’. Modern Law Review, (doi: 10.1111/1468-2230.12707) (Early Online Publication)

Chalmers, J. , Leverick, F. and Munro, V. E. (2021) The provenance of what is proven: exploring (mock) jury deliberation in Scottish rape trials. Journal of Law and Society, 48(2), pp. 226-249. (doi: 10.1111/jols.12287)

Leverick, F. (2020) What do we know about rape myths and juror decision making? International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 24(3), pp. 255-279. (doi: 10.1177/1365712720923157)




University of Glasgow


School of Law,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ


Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission 10th Anniversary Research

The report presents the findings of research commissioned by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘the Commission’) to mark the […]

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