Imogen’s teaching and research concentrates on the areas of criminal law and criminal evidence law. She is particularly interested in the theoretical, political and philosophical debates regarding these areas. Her work on these areas is published in international peer reviewed journals.
Feedback and office hours
During term 3 of the 2013-14 academic year, my office hours will be:
Wednesday 30th May 10-12
Wednesday 7th May 10-12
Wednesday 14th May 10-12
After that, my office hours will move so that they are proximate to the exams for the courses that I lead. As such, they will be:
Thursday 22nd May 2-4
Tuesday 27th May 3-5
I will also be available on Wednesday 4th June 2-4 and Monday 9th June from 1-3.
I will be out of the country from 14th - 18th June and will not have access to email. Any personal tutees wishing to seek advice may consult Martin George in my absence.
MA International Criminology (Sheffield)
Imogen joined Birmingham Law School in September 2012. Previously, she was a lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Criminal Law (LLB and CPE, Module Leader)
Criminal Evidence and Proof (LLM, Module Leader)
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement (LLM)
Imogen is currently supervising PhD's considering unequal rules in criminal evidence law and consent to harm. She is happy to supervise projects in the following areas:
Criminal law, especially regarding the regulation of non-fatal violence and marginal sexual preferences
Criminal evidence law
Criminal justice process
Imogen’s research interests have, and continue to, overlap with her teaching interests. She has published articles about various rules of criminal evidence, concentrating on the political and rhetorical dimension of their drafting and interpretation. She has also examined the criminalisation of ‘unnatural’ sexual acts and is interested in the way that dead bodies are dealt with by the criminal law. She has given papers at international conferences on all of these topics. More recently, Imogen has been involved in a the submission of a funding bid to the Economic and Social Research Council for a project which seeks to contrast the legal and lay perceptions of the appropriate role of consent in regulating the criminalisation of sexually motivated violence.
Jones, I, ‘A problem of the past? The politics of ‘relevance’ in evidential reform’ (2012) Contemporary Issues in Law 277
Jones, I, ‘Still Just rhetoric? Judicial discretion and due process’ (2011) 32(3) Liverpool Law Review 251
Jones, I, ‘A beastly provision: why the offence of ‘intercourse with an animal’ must be butchered’ (2011) 75(6) Journal of Criminal Law 528
Jones, I, ‘A political judgement? Reconciling hearsay and the right to challenge (2010) 14 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 232
Sanders, A, and Jones, I ‘The prosecution process in England and Wales: Questionnaire update’ in P. Tak (ed) European Prosecution Systems Vol II (Wolf, 2005)
Sanders, A, and Jones, I ‘The victim in court’ in S. Walklate (ed) Handbook of Victims and Victimology (Willan, Cullompton, 2007)
Jones, I, Book Review – C.McCartney Forensic Identification and Criminal Justice:
Forensic Science, Justice and Risk (2006, Willan) (2008) 48(3) British Journal of Criminology 424