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Andrew’s research interests relate to criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal law theory. His published work to date has focused mostly on criminalisation and its legitimacy, both in general and in specific contexts such as counter-terrorism law. His current research examines the law and official policy governing prosecution decision-making, and asks how these decisions are and should be structured. This research forms part of a planned broader project examining the normative foundations of procedural criminal law.

Andrew’s broader interests extend to other aspects of criminal justice and punishment, as well as to comparative criminal law and to related topics within legal, moral, and political philosophy. He welcomes proposals from prospective research students in his areas of interest, especially for projects relating to criminal law theory and/or criminalisation.

Andrew first moved to Edinburgh in 2012. Before that, he studied at the Universities of Warwick (PhD), Oxford (BCL) and Southampton (LLB).


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Warwick

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Laws, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006


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