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Email

fgs23@cam.ac.uk
LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD
Associate Professor (Grade 10)

Interests

Criminal law, evidence and procedure. Moral, legal 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 Philosophical Foundations of Crime and Punishment. I am also a Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice.

My research focuses on criminal law, procedure and evidence, often with a philosophical angle. I am the author of a monograph on recklessness and negligence in the criminal law that was published by Cambridge University Press, an author/editor of the leading Simester and Sullivan textbook, and my work has been published in leading journals including the Cambridge Law Journal, the Modern Law Review, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. My published work has been cited by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and the New Zealand Supreme Court.

I am a member of the editorial boards of the Criminal Law Review and Criminal Law Forum, and was previously a Note Editor for, and a General Editor of, the Cambridge Law Journal.

I am a member of the 23 Essex Street Academic Associates Panel, having previously been an Academic Door Tenant in the same Chambers.

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