Author Archives: University of Leicester

The Law shouldn’t be telling us what we can and cannot wear: and that includes the burqa.

By Professor Jill Marshall, School of Law Professor Jill Marshall from the School of Law discusses that full face veil bans in all public places have no place in European liberal democracies.  In 2011 France made it a criminal offence to wear face coverings in any public places. Although neutrally worded, it is accepted that […]

British undercover police never had a moral compass to lose

By Dr Jon Moran, department of Politics and International Relations Dr Jon Moran discusses the unethical behaviour occurring in undercover policing in the UK in The Conversation

Police opposition to Harry Roberts’ release reflects murky history of his case

By Professor Yvonne Jewkes from the Department of Criminology Professor Yvonne Jewkes from the Department of Criminology, discusses on The Conversation the news that Harry Roberts is to be released from prison and how this news brings back his history. The news that Harry Roberts is to be released from prison – potentially within days […]

Ancient human bone reveals when we bred with Neanderthals

By Dr Daniel Zadik, Department of Genetics Dr Daniel Zadik from the Department of Genetics has written an article for The Conversation’s UK website discussing how genome extracted from an ancient femur reveals we have mated with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago.

Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain’s internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century

By Dr Bianca Reisdorf, Media and Communication Dr Bianca Reisdorf from the Department of Media and Communication and Anne-Marie Oostveen, Research Fellow at University of Oxford explains on The Conversation that despite BT’s fibre optic and microwave radio links, rural towns and in Britain are still receiving slow internet connections.