Law in Children’s Lives

The Law in Children’s Lives project marks the first step towards gaining an understanding of the legal capabilities of children, both nationally and internationally.  A new and original feature of the research was the specially-designed digital game ‘Adventures with Lex’ that we used to gather information from over 600 children aged 8-11 years in Leicestershire.

As well as telling us much about children’s legal knowledge and understanding, the study has demonstrated the benefits of including elements of gaming into research, and we consider that there is potential for this approach to be applied in a range of further research settings.

Dr Dawn Watkins School of Law

 

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