Find a research supervisor in criminal law and criminal justice

Staff in the Birmingham Law School who supervise PhD/MPhil/MJur by Research in the area of criminal law and criminal justice (including international criminal law and evidence).

Emma Ahmed-Rengers

Lecturer in Law and Data Science

Emma Ahmed-Rengers is interested in the intersection of law and computer science, specifically data science. Her latest research project investigates the use of computer vision technologies in war, with a focus on the interaction between image recognition technology and the law of armed conflict. Her broader research interests include the legal and moral implications of data science, the ...

Professor John Baldwin

Professor John Baldwin

Emeritus Professor of Judicial Administration

John Baldwin was Head of Birmingham Law School between August 2003 and August 2006. He was the Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration for over twenty years following his appointment in 1982. He was an Assistant Head of School with responsibility for coordinating research within the Birmingham Law School between 2001 and 2003. His main teaching interests have been in the area of ...

Dr Steven Cammiss

Senior Lecturer in Law

Steven is a Senior Lecturer, having previously worked at the University of Leicester. His research focuses upon the operation of the criminal justice process (particularly courtroom processes) and in the broad field of law and language.

Steven was formerly a member of Leicestershire’s Office of Police and Crime Commissioner’s Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee.

Dr John Child

Dr John Child

Reader in Criminal Law

Dr John Child specialises in criminal law, doctrine and theory, and the relationship between criminal law and neuroscience. John co-authors a leading criminal law textbook, Smith, Hogan and Ormerod’s Essentials of Criminal Law, as well as co-directing the Criminal Law Reform Now Network.

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Gender, Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Professor Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. She was promoted to Reader in 2016 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Her research interests include conflict-related sexual violence, transitional justice, international criminal courts, resilience, social-ecological systems, posthumanism, ethnic conflict and reconciliation.

She is currently leading a five-year ...

Sam Cole

Sam Cole

Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Sam joined Birmingham Law School in 2021, having previously worked at RAND Europe. He researches in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, with particular interest in socio-spatial criminology.

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Lecturer

Samantha joined Birmingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2017. Prior to this, she was here as an ESRC funded PhD student. During this time, she contributed to teaching on various LLB degrees at the Law School and held a position as a Teaching Fellow from 2016-17.

Her current research centres on the treatment of the vulnerable in Crown Court trials, specifically at the point at which they ...

Dr Adrian Hunt

Dr Adrian Hunt

Senior Lecturer
Assessment and Progress Lead

Dr Adrian Hunt teaches and researches in the fields of public law, human rights, crime, and aspects of international law.  He has a particular interest in legal responses to terrorism and has worked as a consultant for the Council of Europe and the OSCE on aspects of counter-terrorism law. His published work in that field has been cited by UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human ...

Dr Maureen Mapp

Dr Maureen Mapp

Senior Lecturer

Dr Maureen Mapp is a lawyer whose research and teaching interests are in public law and private law particularly how to bridge the normative gap between law and non-state ethno cultural norms.  In this regard, Maureen has provided technical expertise to the Commonwealth Secretariat on adoption of cryptocurrencies and their impact on agricultural based economies. In collaboration with UNAFRI, ...

Dr Emma J Marchant

Lecturer in International Criminal Law

International humanitarian law, international criminal law, international law and global legal studies.

Dr Natasa Mavronicola

Dr Natasa Mavronicola

Reader in Law

Dr Mavronicola researches and teaches on human rights, public law, and legal theory, as well as on the interplay between counter-terrorism and human rights and on key intersections between human rights and criminal justice. She has published on these topics in a number of journals, including the Human Rights Law Review and the Modern Law Review, and edited collections.

Between ...

Dr Shamini Ragavan

Dr Shamini Ragavan

Lecturer in Law
Deputy Director of Foundation for Social Sciences, Business and Law (Dubai)
Deputy Programme Director of the LL.M in International Commercial Law (Dubai)

Criminal evidence, ethics (values) and legal education/mentoring in pedagogical curricula designs that enhances student learning and teacher reflection.

Dr Marianne Wade

Dr Marianne Wade

Reader in Criminal Justice

Dr Wade’s activities focus on cross-border criminal justice co-operation and particularly related developments within the EU. Work focusing on the crimes of terrorism and trafficking human beings and their prevention, investigation and prosecution at a national, regional and global level forms part of this. The genesis of a European public prosecutor’s office and the concept of ...

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