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Email

fgs23@cam.ac.uk
LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD
University Senior Lecturer

Interests

Criminal law, evidence and procedure. Legal, moral and political philosophy.

CV / Biography

I have taught at Cambridge since 2012. I currently teach on the following courses: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence; and Ethics and the Criminal Law.

My research focuses primarily on criminal law theory. I am also interested in jurisprudence/legal philosophy and various other branches of philosophy.

My most significant publications are listed below.

I am a member of the editorial boards of the Criminal Law Review and Criminal Law Forum.

Publications

 

Books

Simester and Sullivan’s Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine (with Andrew Simester, John Spencer, Bob Sullivan and Graham Virgo) (Hart, 2019) 7th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Andrew Simester, John Spencer, Bob Sullivan and Graham Virgo
Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
9781509926688
Published Aug 2019

Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in the Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in the Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine (with Andrew Simester, John Spencer, Bob Sullivan and Graham Virgo) (Hart, 2016) 6th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Andrew Simester, John Spencer, Bob Sullivan and Graham Virgo
Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
9781849467223
Published Sep 2016

Articles

"Judicial Development of the Criminal Law by the Supreme Court" (2021) 41 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1-29

Citation:
(2021) 41 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1-29
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqaa031
Published: Jan 2021

"The Reasonableness in Recklessness " (2020) 14 Criminal Law and Philosophy 9-29

"Reckless Manslaughter " [2017] Criminal Law Review 763-784

Citation:
[2017] Criminal Law Review 763-784
Published: Oct 2017

"The Demise of 'Parasitic Accessorial Liability': Substantive Judicial Law Reform, Not Common Law Housekeeping" (2016) 75(3) Cambridge Law Journal 550-579

Citation:
(2016) 75(3) Cambridge Law Journal 550-579
DOI:
10.1017/S0008197316000611
Published: Nov 2016

"Necessity and Nicklinson" [2013] Criminal Law Review 949-965

Citation:
[2013] Criminal Law Review 949-965
Published: Dec 2013

"Wiping the Slate Clean: Reforming Scots Law's Approach to Evidence of the Accused's Bad Character" (2013) 76 Modern Law Review 346-369

Citation:
(2013) 76 Modern Law Review 346-369
Published: Mar 2013

"It's Only Words: On Meaning and Mens Rea" (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 155-177

Citation:
(2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 155-177
Published: Mar 2013

"Rethinking Recklessness" 2011 Juridical Review 163-203

Citation:
2011 Juridical Review 163-203
Published: Oct 2011

"Moral Legitimacy and Disclosure Appeals" (2010) 14 Edinburgh Law Review 205-224

Citation:
(2010) 14 Edinburgh Law Review 205-224
Published: May 2010

"Breaking Down Brennan" 2009 Juridical Review 155-170

Citation:
2009 Juridical Review 155-170
Published: Jan 2009

Book Chapters

"Tort Law, Expression and Duplicative Wrongs " in Paul Miller and John Oberdiek (ed(s)), Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law (Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. 441-462

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Pages:
441-462
ISBN 13:
9780190865269
Published Apr 2020

"Preparatory Offences" (with Stefanie Bock) in Antony Duff et al (ed(s)), Core Concepts in Criminal Law and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. 54-93

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
54-93
Published Jan 2020

"R v Howe (1987)" (with Henry Mares, Ian Williams and Phil Handler (Eds),), Landmark Cases in Criminal Law (Hart Publishing, 2016)

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN 13:
9781849466899
Co-Author/s:
Henry Mares, Ian Williams and Phil Handler (Eds),
Published Dec 2016

"Scotland: A Plea for Consistency (with Fiona Leverick)" (with Stephen Thaman), Exclusionary Rules in Comparative Law (Springer, 2013), pp. 69-92

Publisher:
Springer
Pages:
69-92
ISBN 13:
978-94-007-5347-1
Co-Author/s:
Stephen Thaman
Published Feb 2013

"Corporate Criminal Liability in Scotland: the Problems with a Piecemeal Approach" (with Mark Pieth and Radha Ivory), Corporate Criminal Liability: Emergence, Convergence and Risk (Springer, 2011), pp. 113-146

Publisher:
Springer
Pages:
113-146
ISBN 13:
978-94-007-0673-6
Co-Author/s:
Mark Pieth and Radha Ivory
Published Jun 2011

Reports

Post-corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group

Co-Author/s:
James Chalmers, Fraser Davidson, Peter Duff, Pamela Ferguson, Fiona Leverick and Alasdair Shaw
Published: Oct 2014