Dr J.J. Child

Dr J.J. Child
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.

John's publications can be found at: