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Dr Andrew Cornford

Lecturer in Criminal Law

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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 joined the School as a Lecturer in Criminal Law in 2012. His research interests lie generally within criminal law and legal theory. His work to date has mostly focused on the substantive criminal law, especially questions of criminalisation. His publications include articles on the law of homicide; anti-social behaviour orders; and several articles on inchoate or ‘preventive’ offences. He has also published more theoretical work on justifications for criminalisation, and the proper limits of the criminal law.

More broadly, Andrew is interested in all aspects of criminal law doctrine, and in normative perspectives on issues in this area. Increasingly, he is also interested in criminal justice more generally – in particular, the ethics of punishment and other legal sanctions. He also maintains interests in related topics within legal, moral and political philosophy.

Before moving to Edinburgh, Andrew completed a PhD at the University of Warwick. He also studied at the Universities of Southampton (LLB) and Oxford (BCL).

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Research outputs

  1. Inchoate criminality

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Terrorism offences

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Rethinking the wrongness constraint on criminalisation

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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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