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jrs1000@cam.ac.uk
MA (Cambridge), LL.B. (Cambridge), LL.D. (Cambridge), QC (honoris causa)
Professor Emeritus of Law

Interests

 

Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence; Comparative law; Criminal Law; Tort and Contract; Medical Law.

President of the European Criminal Law Association (UK) (ECLA(UK)).

 

Publications

 

Books

"Hearsay Evidence in Criminal Proceedings" (Hart Publishing) 2nd Edition

Published:
Mar 2014
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN 13:
9781849464635

"Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law Theory and Doctrine" (Hart) 5th Edition

Co-Author/s:
A P Simester, G J Virgo, G R Sullivan
Published:
Aug 2013
Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
9781849464444

"Children and Cross-Examination" (Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Michael E Lamb
Published:
Jun 2012
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN 13:
9781849463072

"Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine" (Hart Publishing) 4th Edition

Co-Author/s:
G.R. Sullivan, A.P. Simester and G.J. Virgo
Published:
Aug 2010
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
184113922X
ISBN 13:
9781841139227

"Evidence of Bad Character" (Hart Publishing) 2nd Edition

Published:
May 2009
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1841139815
ISBN 13:
9781841139814

"Hearsay Evidence in Criminal Proceedings" (Hart Publishing)

Published:
May 2008
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1841138126
ISBN 13:
9781841138121

"Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choice" (Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Antje du Bois-Pedain
Published:
Apr 2006
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1841135828
ISBN 13:
9781841135823

"European Criminal Procedures (An English version of (ed. Delmas-Marty) Procédures pénales d’Europe (1995)" (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Mireille Delmas-Marty
Published:
Aug 2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
052167848X
ISBN 13:
9780521678483

"La procédure pénale anglaise (Que sais-je? series)" (Presses universitaires de France)

Published:
Jan 1998
Publisher:
Presses universitaires de France

"The Evidence of Children - the Law and the Psychology" (Blackstone Press) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Rhona Flin
Published:
Nov 1993
Publisher:
Blackstone Press
ISBN:
1854312189
ISBN 13:
978-1854312181

"Children's Evidence in Legal Proceedings - an International Perspective. (Collected papers from an international conference on children's evidence; published and distributed by the Law Faculty, 1990.)" (Faculty of Law, Cambridge) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Bull, Flin and Nicholson (Eds)
Published:
Jan 1990
Publisher:
Faculty of Law, Cambridge

"Jacksons Machinery of Justice in England" (Cambridge University Press) 8th Edition

Published:
Jan 1989
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
0521317673
ISBN 13:
9780521317672

Articles

"Opting Out of EU Criminal Law: What is Actually Involved?" CELS Working Paper, New Series, No.1 (September 2012, with J Spencer and S Peers)

Co-Author/s:
Alicia Hinarejos and Steve Peers
Citation:
CELS Working Paper, New Series, No.1 (September 2012, with J Spencer and S Peers)
Published:
Sep 2012

"Children’s evidence: the Barker case, and the case for Pigot" [2010] 3 Archbold News 5-8

Citation:
[2010] 3 Archbold News 5-8
Published:
Feb 2010

"Criminal liability for negligence – a lesson from across the Channel?" (2010) 59 ICLQ 1-12

Co-Author/s:
M-A Brajeux
Citation:
(2010) 59 ICLQ 1-12
Published:
Feb 2010

"Squaring up to Strasbourg: Horncastle in the Supreme Court" [2010] 1 Archbold News, 6-9

Citation:
[2010] 1 Archbold News, 6-9
Published:
Jan 2010

"People-trafficking: some reflections on the EU legislation, and its implementation in the UK" (2009) 11 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, ch.7, pp.189-210

Citation:
(2009) 11 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, ch.7, pp.189-210
Published:
Mar 2009

"Implementing the European Arrest Warrant: a tale of how not to do it" (2009) 30(3) Statute Law Review, 184-202

Citation:
(2009) 30(3) Statute Law Review, 184-202
Published:
Mar 2009

"The drafting of criminal justice legislation – need it be so impenetrable?" [2008] Cambridge Law Journal 585-605

Citation:
[2008] Cambridge Law Journal 585-605
Published:
Mar 2008

"Quashing convictions for procedural irregularities" [2007] Criminal Law Review 835-848

Citation:
[2007] Criminal Law Review 835-848
Published:
Mar 2007

"The problem of trans-border evidence, and European initiatives to resolve them" (2007) 9 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 465-480

Citation:
(2007) 9 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 465-480
Published:
Mar 2007

"L’intégration des droits européens en droit britannique" [2006] Revue des sciences criminelles 537-550

Co-Author/s:
Nicola Padfield
Citation:
[2006] Revue des sciences criminelles 537-550
Published:
Mar 2006

"Does our present criminal appeal system make sense?" [2006] Criminal Law Review 677-694

Citation:
[2006] Criminal Law Review 677-694
Published:
Mar 2006

"An academic critique of the EU acquis in relation to trans-border evidence-gathering" ERA Forum, Special Issue 2005, 28-40

Citation:
ERA Forum, Special Issue 2005, 28-40
Published:
Mar 2005

"The Sexual Offences Act 2003: child and family offences" [2004] Criminal Law Review 328-360

Citation:
[2004] Criminal Law Review 328-360
Published:
Mar 2004

"Liability for reckless infection" (2004) 154 New Law Journal 384-385, 448, 471.

Citation:
(2004) 154 New Law Journal 384-385, 448, 471.
Published:
Mar 2004

"The European Arrest Warrant" (2003-4) 7 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 201-217

Citation:
(2003-4) 7 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 201-217
Published:
Mar 2003

"The case for a Code of Criminal Procedure" [2000] Criminal Law Review 519-531

Citation:
[2000] Criminal Law Review 519-531
Published:
Mar 2000

"The Corpus Juris project - has it a future?" (1999) Volume 2 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 355

Citation:
(1999) Volume 2 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 355
Published:
Mar 1999

"The Corpus Juris project and the fight against budgetary Fraud" 1998 volume 1 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 77-105 (1999)

Citation:
1998 volume 1 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 77-105 (1999)
Published:
Mar 1998

"Experts: can England Learn a Lesson from France?" 1992 vol. 45 Current Legal Problems 213-236

Citation:
1992 vol. 45 Current Legal Problems 213-236
Published:
Mar 1992

"Public Nuisance: a Critical Examination" 1989 Cambridge Law Journal 55-84

Citation:
1989 Cambridge Law Journal 55-84
Published:
Mar 1989

"Motor-cars and the Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher: a Chapter of Accidents in the History of Law and Motoring" 1983 Cambrdge Law Journal 65-84

Citation:
1983 Cambrdge Law Journal 65-84
Published:
Mar 1983

"Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals - the Tail that Wags the Dog" 1982 Criminal Law Review 260-282

Citation:
1982 Criminal Law Review 260-282
Published:
Mar 1982

"The Mishandling of Handling" 1981 Criminal Law Review 682-687

Citation:
1981 Criminal Law Review 682-687
Published:
Mar 1981

"The Metamorphosis of s.6 of the Theft Act" 1977 Criminal Law Review 653-660

Citation:
1977 Criminal Law Review 653-660
Published:
Mar 1977

"Signature, Consent and the Rule in L' Estrange v. Graucob" 1973 Cambridge Law Journal 104-122

Citation:
1973 Cambridge Law Journal 104-122
Published:
Mar 1973

Book Chapters

"The victim and the public prosecutor (Chapter 6)" in Bottoms and Roberts, Hearing the Victim, Adversarial Justice, Crime Victims and the State (Willan Publishing) (Ed), pp. 141-162

Publisher:
Willan Publishing
Pages:
141-162
Published Date:
Mar 2010
ISBN 13:
978-1-84392-272-8
Co-Author/s:
Bottoms and Roberts

"The European dimension to the release of sentenced prisoners (Chapter 2)" in Nicola Padfield, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Frieder Dünkel, (Willan Publishing) (Ed), pp. 9-46

Publisher:
Willan Publishing
Pages:
9-46
Published Date:
Feb 2010
ISBN 13:
978-1-84392-741-9
Co-Author/s:
Nicola Padfield, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Frieder Dünkel

"The Criminal Law (Chapter 32)" in Blom-Cooper, Dickson and Drewry, The Judicial House of Lords 1876-2009 (OUP) (Ed), pp. 594-612

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
594-612
Published Date:
Aug 2009
ISBN 13:
978-0199532711
Co-Author/s:
Blom-Cooper, Dickson and Drewry

"Chapter on the law of the UK in relation to people-trafficking" in Weyembergh and Santamaria, The Evolution of European Criminal Law (IEE, Brussels) (Ed), pp. 342-377

Publisher:
IEE, Brussels
Pages:
342-377
Published Date:
Mar 2009
ISBN 13:
9782800414379
Co-Author/s:
Weyembergh and Santamaria

"Chapter on the United Kingdom" in Vernimmen-van Tiggelen, Surano and Weyembergh, The future of mutual recognition in criminal matters in the European Union (IEE, Brussels) (Ed), pp. 523-548

Publisher:
IEE, Brussels
Pages:
523-548
Published Date:
Mar 2009
ISBN 13:
9782800414522
Co-Author/s:
Vernimmen-van Tiggelen, Surano and Weyembergh

"Intentional killings in French law" in Horder, Homicide Law in Comparative Perspective (Hart Publishing) (Ed), pp. 39-53

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
39-53
Published Date:
Dec 2007
ISBN 13:
9781841136967
Co-Author/s:
Horder

"English law" in Giudicelli-Delage, Le droit pénal des affaires (PUF 2006) (Ed), pp. 62-116

Publisher:
PUF 2006
Pages:
62-116
Published Date:
Mar 2006
ISBN 13:
978-2130555537
Co-Author/s:
Giudicelli-Delage

"La réception du mandat d’arrêt européen au Royaume Uni" in Marie-Elisabeth Cartier, Le mandat d’arrêt européen (Bruylant) (Ed), pp. 186-199

Publisher:
Bruylant
Pages:
186-199
Published Date:
Jun 2005
Co-Author/s:
Marie-Elisabeth Cartier

"Approaches to strict and constructive liability in continental criminal law" in Andrew Simester, Appraising Strict Liability (OUP) (Ed), pp. 237-283

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
237-283
Published Date:
May 2005
ISBN 13:
978-0199278510
Co-Author/s:
Andrew Simester

"Trying to Help Another Person Commit a Crime" in Peter Smith, Essays in Honour of J.C. Smith (Butterworths) (Ed), pp. 148-169

Publisher:
Butterworths
Pages:
148-169
Published Date:
Mar 1987
ISBN 13:
9780406501103
Co-Author/s:
Peter Smith