news 2014



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Law - Health - 31.12.2014
New Year Honours 2015
Some breathalysers on sale to the UK public vary considerably in their ability to detect potentially unsafe levels of breath alcohol for driving, Oxford University researchers have found. The findings call into question the regulatory process for approving these sorts of devices for personal use, say the researchers, particularly as false reassurance about a person's safety to drive could have potentially catastrophic consequences.

Law - Event - 02.12.2014
Ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing
Oxford's law students have held their first moot court competition that specifically focuses on issues affecting people with disabilities.

Law - Career - 10.07.2014
I’ve been working like a dog: revisiting a 1960s study of the working class
The Beatles' song A Hard Day's Night was released 50 years ago today. Its runaway success in the charts overlapped with a major sociological study of the newly-affluent working class that features in Lennon and McCartney's lyrics. Cambridge historian Dr Jon Lawrence discusses what this study reveals about perceptions of class identity in 1960s Britain.

Law - Social Sciences - 07.05.2014
Personal circumstances often not disclosed in repossession cases
New research has found that the personal circumstances of defendants in home possession cases are often not disclosed to judges. Yet judges who were ed by the researchers said that knowing about personal circumstances - such as problems caused by age, mental infirmity, dependent children, and an inability to understand the proceedings - could have a major bearing on their judgement.

Economics - Law - 11.04.2014
Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth
Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth
CREATe Martin Kretschmer, Professor of Intellectual Property law and Director of CREATe College of Social Sciences Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought? CREATe, the UK research centre for copyright, has put a decade of evidence to the test by reviewing studies published between 2003 and 2013.