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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

This stream invites submissions on all areas of substantive criminal law and criminal justice, whether national, European or international, and whether on theory, policy or practice. Empirical work is welcomed, and papers on ‘work in progress’ will be considered provided the work is sufficiently developed. Both individual papers and panel submissions (of three related papers) may be submitted, and postgraduate students are also encouraged to submit abstracts.
Please note that papers on sentencing and punishment should be referred to that stream. If you have any questions please contact Vanessa Bettinson and / or Ben Livings.









Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences 0.20

Session Title: Joint session with Mental Health stream

Papers: 'Are we not all legally insane?’: A critique of the situationist’s approach to blame attribution - Kennefick

Containing them, liberating us: Psychopathy, morality and Jung’s shadow - McRae

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Science 0.20

Session Title:

Papers: A retort to Norrie: Derrida, Law, and the ‘socio-historical.’ - Lloyd

Counterterrorism as Authoritarian Legalism – Trends, Logic, and Form of UK Counterterrorism - Law Boukalas

To trade or not to trade: Relaxing the ban on the trade in endangered species. - Sneddon

Re-imagining the minimum age of criminal responsibility: Opportunities and challenges in transition - Dwyer

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences 0.20

Session Title: Joint with Mental Health stream

Papers: Criminal Responsibility & Adolescent Development: A Neuroscientific Perspective - Hannah Wishart.

Legal capacity and impaired self-control: a study of approaches to anorexia nervosa and alcohol addiction across personal decisions and criminal acts. - Craigie

An issue of intersectionality? Hate crime and mental condition defences - John Rumbold

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences 0.20

Session Title: Gender and the Courts

Papers: Establishing Credibility in Criminal Court: A Case Study of Domestic Abuse Case - Tatiana Tkacukova and Isabel Picornell.

Building a discrete offence of domestic abuse upon the foundations of coercive control -Vanessa Bettinson and Charlotte Bishop.

A critique on the influence of the "New Abolitionist Movement" on human trafficking discourse - Faulkner

Wednesday: Session 5: Ramphal room 0.12

Session Title: Policing

Papers: 'I’m a celebrity and shouldn’t be on bail’: Pre-charge police bail and prospects for reform - Hucklesby

A Polarised Approach to Police Complaints - Torrible

Identifying vulnerability and risk – exploring themes to understand reality - Dehaghani

Wednesday: Session 6: Ramphal room 0.12

Session Title: (Joint with Sentencing&Punishment)

Professor David Ormerod, Law Commissioner

Note that this session has been rescheduled at the law minute to take place in Session 8 in R 1.04

Thursdsay: Session 7: Ramphal room 0.14

Session Title: Policing and Prosecuting

Papers: The Construction of Police Cases in China - Mou

Prosecution policy, centralisation and professional discretion - Soubise

Prosecuting Hate Crime: Procedural Issues and the Future of the Aggravated Offences - Abenaa Owusu-Bempah.