ARPA Research Assistance

Carolyn Shelbourn at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom is looking for information on offences under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.    You can find
out some more about her and her research here:

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/staff/academic/cshelbourn

She would welcome information on any ARPA cases, but is particularly keen to contact archaeologists who have been involved  following an ARPA offence, so that she can compare their experience with that of archaeologists in England. All information will be treated in confidence and individual respondents will not be identified unless you give her express permission to do so.

She has the following questions:

1. ABOUT YOU
(a)     Your name
(b)     Occupation
(c)     Have you attended any training course on ARPA and its enforcement and if so what was this training?
(d)     Contact details if you are happy for me to contact you for more information

2. THE OFFENCE
(a) What kind of site was involved?
(b) What was the nature of the ARPA offence?

3.  EVIDENCE FROM CRIME SCENE
(a) Was evidence taken from the scene of the offence?
(b) Who collected this evidence?
(c) What kind of evidence was collected?

4. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS FOLLOWING OFFENCE
(a) Was the offender prosecuted?
(b) Was a civil penalty sought?

5. INVOLVEMENT OR ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN PROCEEDINGS
(a) Did you  or a colleague write a statement of archaeological value?
(b) Did you or a colleague  give evidence in person at the hearing?
(c) Did you receive assistance in preparing for this  appearance and if so what was this and  who gave it?
(d) Did you feel confident/well prepared when giving evidence?

6. THE OUTCOME
What was the outcome of the proceedings?
(a) Conviction?
(b) If yes what was the sentence imposed?
(c) Civil penalty?
(d) If so what was the sentence imposed?
(e) Forfeiture?
(f) Other penalty?

7. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS YOU WISH TO MAKE?


Her e-mail address is  c.shelbourn@sheffield.ac.uk. Please put ‘ARPA
questionnaire’ as the subject of the e-mail.

Questions or Comments? Email me at derek.fincham@gmail.com

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