A research team based at the University of Glasgow has investigated 196 Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAI) that were held as a result of a death in custody.

The research papers and associated materials were produced by (Hon Prof) Linda Allan, Stuart Allan, Professor Sarah Armstrong, Betsy Barkas and Dr Deborah Kinnear.

The aim of the project is to identify patterns in FAI processes and outcomes to better understand what
FAIs achieve, and plan research. Researchers also explored how legal reform in 2016 has affected FAIs for deaths in custody.

Publications associated with this project will be made public on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Punishment, Citizenship and Communities

Associated People

Prof Sarah Armstrong

University of Glasgow

Elizabeth Barkas

University of Glasgow

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