Ed Cape is an internationally known researcher in the field of criminal justice, and is also the author of a range of practitioner texts. His recent research projects include two examining effective criminal defence in a range of European countries, and a third on effective criminal defence in Latin America.
In 2014 he published the results of an empirical study of the rights of suspects in police custody in four European jurisdictions, and recently published a study of pre-trial detention decision-making in England and Wales.
Ed wrote Improving Pretrial Justice: The Roles of Lawyers and Paralegals for the Open Society Foundations, and a handbook on early access to legal aid for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Publications for legal practitioners include Defending Suspects at Police Stations, which is currently in its 6th edition, and Ed contributes to Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, and writes case commentaries for Criminal Law Review.