Jisc banner


Serve on an Online Virtual Jury

11 June 2020

Recruiting residents of England and Wales aged 18-75, to serve on a virtual jury in a rape trial.
Watch a filmed recreation of a rape trial scenario and then deliberate with a group of 7 other volunteers, to a verdict of guilty or not guilty.
This will help researchers to understand how juries interpret evidence in rape trials and in turn, hopefully direct reform efforts to improve CJS responses to rape.


  • You are eligible for this study as long as you meet the following criteria:
  • • Between 18 – 75 years old
  • • Have lived in England or Wales for at least 1 year and have a good comprehension of the English language
  • • No history of serious mental health issues (Have not, in the last 10 years lacked capacity under Mental Health Act)
  • • No serious criminal convictions that have resulted in imprisonment, community order or suspended sentence

Take part in this study


Ethical approval

The study has gained full ethical approval from Anglia Ruskin University ethics board. All data collected is fully anonymised and participation is entirely voluntary.

About the researcher

I am a second year PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University. My research examines justice responses to sexual offending in England and Wales, in attempts to improve the justice process.

Contact researcher

Academic study

Keep up to date