University of Sussex – Director
Dr John Child is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex; Co-founding Director of the Sussex Crime Research Centre; and Co-founding Director of and Criminal Law Reform Now Network. [University Profile]
John has been at Sussex Law School since 2013. Prior to this, John was a Lecturer (2010-11) and Senior Lecturer (2011-13) at Oxford Brookes Law School. John completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham; he also worked as a research assistant on the Criminal Law Team at the Law Commission for England and Wales.
John has held visiting positions at Boston University; the University of Birmingham; as well as the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg.
John’s research interests centre on criminal law theory and doctrine, where he has published widely.
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UCL – Director
Dr Jonathan Rogers gained his undergraduate degree in law from the University of Nottingham and completed his PhD at UCL in 1999. He accepted his first full-time lectureship at Brunel University in 2000 and moved to UCL in 2002, and has been a Senior Lecturer there since 2010. He lectures in criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure and human rights. He has also been a Fellow of Middle Temple since 2009. He gives talks to practitioner audiences on a variety of criminal justice topics, including to date domestic violence, criminal attempts, bad character evidence, hearsay evidence, prosecutorial discretion and review of prosecutorial decisions.
Jonathan’s research interests cover a range of fields, from substantive criminal law to procedure and evidence. More information, including a list of publications, is available on Jonathan’s UCL staff profile.
University of Durham
Prof Liz Campbell is a Professor of Criminal Law at Durham Law School and convenor of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. She is also the School’s Director of Research Funding, and a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. For more information, see Liz’s staff profile at the University of Durham.
Liz’s research looks at how and in what ways the criminal law and criminal process responds to politicised social problems. She is interested in how legal definitions are constructed, and how the politics of definitions determines and affects legal measures. She uses this lens to explore laws on organised crime, white collar crime and corruption, the presumption of innocence, and the trial process more broadly. Her work is socio-legal in considering the law in context, and often involves a comparative dimension. There is an empirical element to some of her work, such as the project on “Corporate Vehicles – Understanding the use of ‘Licit’ Corporate Entities by Transnational Organised Crime Groups in the Concealment, Conversion and Control of Illicit Finance”.
Liz publishes widely in leading international and domestic journals. Her publications include a research monograph on Organised Crime and the Law (Hart, 2013), a jointly written book on The Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in New Zealand with Nessa Lynch (Victoria University Press, 2015) and a textbook on Criminal Law in Ireland (Clarus, 2010).
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