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Dr Elaine Freer's picture

Email

ef269@cam.ac.uk
MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Keele)
College Teaching Officer (Robinson College)

Interests

Criminal law, sentencing, the relationship between disciplinary/regulatory matters and criminal proceedings, criminal procedure and evidence.

CV / Biography

I am a part-time College Teaching Officer at Robinson College, where I supervise Criminal Law and Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System on the undergraduate course.

Having read Law as an undergraduate at Cambridge, I went to Kaplan Law School to complete the BPTC as a Lord Denning Scholar of The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. At the end of the BPTC I was awarded the Cloth Fair Scholarship by the Kalisher Trust. Returning to Cambridge, I completed the MPhil in Criminology before doing a PhD at Keele University on an ACORN scholarship which was jointly funded by Keele and The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. This research was a change from my previous academic interests as it took a socio-legal track to explore the capacity of professional associations to influence the behaviour of the profession, examining especially this capacity in relation to the socio-economic demographics of entrants to the profession. During my PhD I was a College Teaching Associate at Robinson College.

After my PhD I completed pupillage at a leading set of criminal chambers in London. As of October 2016 I am a tenant practising from 5 Paper Buildings, both prosecuting and defending, and have returned part-time to Robinson as a College Teaching Officer.

 

Publications

 

Articles

"Causing or allowing the death of a child: challenges to working out ‘which of you did it’?" (2016) Criminal Law Review, 9, 616-624

Citation:
(2016) Criminal Law Review, 9, 616-624
Published:
Sep 2016

"Yes, no, maybe – recent cases on consent and freedom to choose" (2016) Archbold Review 1, 6-9

Citation:
(2016) Archbold Review 1, 6-9
Published:
Jan 2016

"Case in detail: R v Hunter" (2015) Archbold Review 5, 4

Citation:
(2015) Archbold Review 5, 4
Published:
May 2015

"Lies, damned lies and [criminal] statistics" (2014) Archbold Review 6, 6-9

Citation:
(2014) Archbold Review 6, 6-9
Published:
Jun 2014

"Bristow: A dangerous intervention? " (2014) Archbold Review 1, 6-8

Citation:
(2014) Archbold Review 1, 6-8
Published:
Jan 2014

"First time lucky? Exploring whether first time offenders should be sentenced more leniently" [2013] 77 JCL 163

Citation:
[2013] 77 JCL 163
Published:
Apr 2013

"Courts: In camera or on camera?" [2012] 176 CL&J 585

Citation:
[2012] 176 CL&J 585
Published:
Oct 2012

"From Chicago to Malta: possible explanations for avoiding jury service" [2012] Arch Rev. 6, 6-7

Citation:
[2012] Arch Rev. 6, 6-7
Published:
Jun 2012

"R v Gnango: The Curious Case of Bandana Man - Parts 1 and 2" [2012] 176 CL&J 181 and 212

Citation:
[2012] 176 CL&J 181 and 212
Published:
Apr 2012

Conference Papers

"Social mobility and socio-economic diversity in legal education: What can be learnt from an attempt to improve diversity at the Bar?" ('How do we research and teach equality and diversity in legal education settings?' LERN and Sheffield Law School)

Published:
Sep 2016
Conference:
'How do we research and teach equality and diversity in legal education settings?' LERN and Sheffield Law School

"'12 Angry Men' (and women) and their smartphones" (British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Nottingham)

Published:
Jul 2016
Conference:
British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Nottingham