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Academic Visitors

Academic Visitors

The Centre welcomes academics with research interests in areas of the Centre’s work for research visits (usually of one or two months’ duration). Centre visitors will normally have a full-time academic appointment at another university. Most of the Centre’s visitors are connected to Centre projects or have prior research links with academics based at the Centre. The Centre may also accept other visitors who work in a field closely connected to one of the directors’ research interests. Visitors are not funded by the Centre.

Since 2016, the Centre has welcomed as visiting researchers Prof. Andreas Kapardis of the University of Cyprus (working especially on sentencing), Prof. José Maria Suarez Lopez, Professor of Criminal Law, Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology, University of Granada, Spain (comparative criminal law and on the theoretical foundations of corporate criminal liability) and Dr Ali Emrah Bozbayindir, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey, (pre-inchoate and preparatory offences).  Short-term visitors from collaborators in Centre projects have included Professor Magnus Ulväng, Professor of Criminal Law, Uppsala University, Sweden (in connection with the Centre’s project on Criminal Law and the Authority of the State), and Professor Shachar Eldar, Professor of Criminal Law, Ono Academic College, Tel Aviv, Israel (in connection with the Centre’s project on Beccarian legacies).

Visitors in previous years have included Professor Nina Persak, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Ghent, Belgium (criminalisation theory), Dr Marc Engelhart, Referatsleiter Wirtschaftsstrafrecht at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg, Germany (economic crime), Professor Ezequiel Malarino, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (apologies and criminal justice), Dr Sonja Meijer, Assistant Professor at Amsterdam University, Netherlands (collateral and post-release restrictions on ex-prisoners) , and Prof. Rob Canton, Professor of Community and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University, Leicester ( philosophy of punishment, especially in relastion to community sentences).

Prof. Eldar wrote the critical introduction to the first-ever Hebrew translation of Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments during a research stay at the Centre in 2015, and Dr Bozbayindir completed his recently-published article on “The Advent of Preventive Criminal Law: An Erosion of Traditional Criminal Law?” (Criminal Law Forum) during a research stay at the Centre in 2016.

Law Faculty visitors who were associated with the Centre during their research stay have included Professor Yu-An Hsu, Taipeh University, Taiwan (working on criminalisation theory and on legal causation) and Professor Kai Ambos, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany (working on European and international criminal law).

Requests from prospective visitors are considered on a case-by-case basis and should in the first instance be sent to the Centre’s deputy director.