Assisted dying: A subject at the heart of legal and societal issues, by L MILLESCAMPS

On October 16, 2021, David Peace, a terminally ill patient, claimed that the English legislation had ‘failed' him. Diagnosed in 2019 with a disease affecting his motor skills, this Londoner travelled to Switzerland to benefit from a dignified end to his life without fearing “intolerable” pain. English laws do not allow people near death to … Continue reading Assisted dying: A subject at the heart of legal and societal issues, by L MILLESCAMPS

The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? University of Warwick, 19-21 May, 2022

Warwick’s School of Law and Criminal Justice Centre are delighted to be hosting The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? the 11th Conference in the series ‘The future of adversarial and inquisitorial systems.’  Led by Professor Jackie Hodgson at Warwick together with Solange Mouthaan, these conferences are a collaboration between the Universities … Continue reading The McDonaldization of justice and the disappearance of fair trial? University of Warwick, 19-21 May, 2022

The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice: A Comparative Account (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Jacqueline S. Hodgson

A retreat from fundamental values The focus of this comparative account is the potentially radical and fundamental changes that are taking place within criminal justice in Britain and in France and the ways that these are driven by wider domestic, European or international concerns.  The criminal justice process in England and Wales has been undergoing … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice: A Comparative Account (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Jacqueline S. Hodgson

Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions – CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts due: No later than 13:00 (BST) on 11th February 2022 (link below)Conference: 7 June 2022 10:00-16:30 (BST) (online) Background Traditionally the legislator attempted to assimilate legal persons to humans for the purpose of criminal liability. The result is an anthropomorphic model of criminal liability which is not always capable of properly criminalising and punishing … Continue reading Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions – CALL FOR PAPERS

What makes criminal justice systems effective? A comparative perspective, by Robin Hofmann

In 2006, the US American scholar Robert Bohm coined the term of the McDonaldization of the criminal justice system. Bohm criticized the increased influence of managerialism and efficiency on criminal proceedings. It seems that this critique is not limited to the US but is regularly voiced in other criminal justice systems as well. In Germany, … Continue reading What makes criminal justice systems effective? A comparative perspective, by Robin Hofmann

The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective

Call for Papers for the British Association of Comparative Law’s Annual Seminar Regulators around the world are grappling with the problem of hate speech online. Definitions of hate speech, the appropriate balance between regulation and freedom of expression, and the mode of regulation adopted, vary considerably across jurisdictions with distinct media and socio-political environments. The … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective

Call for contributions to an edited edition on white-collar crime

Draft book title: Corporate Economic Crime - A Contemporary Review of White-Collar Crime   Goal: Comparative analysis of various corporate economic crimes across jurisdictions, exploring international and European law    Proposed deadline for submission of draft chapter by 1 June 2022   Professor Nicholas Ryder of UWE and Ms Michala Meiselles, Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Derby are in the process of developing a … Continue reading Call for contributions to an edited edition on white-collar crime

How to write a book on one’s own legal system for the purposes of comparative law?

On insights gained after writing The Criminal Justice system of the Netherlands: Organization, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and sanctions (Piet Hein van Kempen, Maartje Krabbe & Sven Brinkhoff (eds.), Antwerp/Cambridge: Intersentia, 2019) Intro In the last days of 2019 The Criminal Justice System of the Netherlands: Organization, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and sanctions … Continue reading How to write a book on one’s own legal system for the purposes of comparative law?

Albin Eser – Comparative Criminal Law. Development – Aims – Methods. C.H.BECK HART – NOMOS, 2017

Comparative Criminal Law seems to be on the rise, at least in terms of standing on its own feet. However, this was not always the case. When looking into traditional textbooks on “comparative law”, it is amazing to see that this discipline, as a matter of course, seems to have been considered a realm of … Continue reading Albin Eser – Comparative Criminal Law. Development – Aims – Methods. C.H.BECK HART – NOMOS, 2017