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Andrew Cornford

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Warwick
Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
Bachelor of Laws, University of Southampton

Biography

Andrew’s research interests lie within criminal law and legal theory. His work to date has focused on the substantive criminal law, especially questions relating to criminalisation and its legitimacy. His publications have mostly examined the proper limits of the criminal law, both in general and in specific contexts. A particular focus of this work has been the expanding scope of inchoate or “preventive” criminalisation in areas such as counter-terrorism law.

Andrew’s current work continues to examine issues within criminalisation theory. He is also beginning to think about the normative foundations of procedural criminal law. His broader interests extend to other aspects of criminal law, justice and punishment, as well as to comparative criminal law and to related topics within legal, moral and political philosophy. He would welcome proposals from prospective research students, 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). 

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Research outputs

  1. Terrorist precursor offences: Evaluating the law in practice

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Terrorism offences

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Inchoate criminality

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research activities & awards

  1. Submission to call for written evidence on the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill

    Activity: Consultancy typesProviding oral or written evidence for non-academic board, committee, working group or advisory panel

  2. Criminal Punishment and its Modes

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. CLS Seminar

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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