Northumbria Uni-6

Some of you might have already seen via Twitter this post on the Northumbria research blog.  I’m absolutely delighted to have been awarded – together with a wonderful colleague, Nicola Wake – funding from the Modern Law Review seminar competition.

The seminar is entitled ‘Consent, Compulsion and Sexual Offenders: The Compulsory Treatment of Sex Offenders’ to be held in March 2014 at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This is only the second time this award has gone to a new university, the first time also being Northumbria in 2010 for a seminar on Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings.

This event will be run jointly by the School’s Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Group. It aims to bring a new dimension to the approach of legal academics and legal practitioners to the “treatment” of sex offenders. It will bring together academics and practitioners for the first time to enable an inter-disciplinary dialogue on this topical area of criminal law and to develop a sustainable international research network.