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nmp21@cam.ac.uk
Professor in Criminal and Penal Justice; Director, Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice

Interests

I have a very broad academic lens, interested in all things criminal, from substantive law, through procedure and evidence to sentencing, and what goes on in prison (and post-sentence enforcement generally).  I am engaged in both ‘hard’ law and in socio-legal-criminological research, in England and in Europe.  My main research interest is sentencing law, especially into the law and practice of release from (and recall to) prison.

Publications

 

Books

"Criminal Law: Core Texts Series" (OUP) 10th Edition

Publisher:
OUP
Published Jul 2016

"The Criminal Justice Process: Text and Materials" 5th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Jonathan Bild
Published Jan 2016

"Release from Prison – European Policy and Practice" (Willan) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Dirk van Zyl Smith and Frieder Dünkel
Publisher:
Willan
ISBN:
1-843927-41-1
ISBN 13:
978-1-84392-741-9
Published Jan 2010

"Who to release? Parole, fairness and criminal justice" (Willan Publishing) (Ed)

Publisher:
Willan Publishing
ISBN:
1843922274
ISBN 13:
978-1843922278
Published Mar 2007

"Discretion: its uses in criminal justice and beyond" (Willan Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
L Gelsthorpe
Publisher:
Willan Publishing
ISBN:
1-903240-99-9
ISBN 13:
978-1-90324-099-1
Published May 2003

"Beyond the Tariff: Human rights and the release of life sentence prisoners" (Willan Publishing)

Publisher:
Willan Publishing
ISBN:
1-903240-88-3
ISBN 13:
978-1-90324-088-5
Published Oct 2002

"A Guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002" (Butterworths)

Co-Author/s:
Biggs, S, and Farrell, S
Publisher:
Butterworths
ISBN 13:
9780406956538
Published Jul 2002

"Sentencing: Theory, Law, and Practice" (OUP) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Nigel Walker
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN:
0406063257
ISBN 13:
978-0406063250
Published Sep 1999

"A Guide to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998" (Butterworths)

Publisher:
Butterworths
ISBN:
040690524X
ISBN 13:
9780406905246
Published Oct 1998

Articles

"The role of the Parole Board" Independent Monitor, Sept 2017

Citation:
Independent Monitor, Sept 2017
Published: Sep 2017

"Legal constraints on the indeterminate control of ‘dangerous’ sex offenders in the community: an English human rights perspective " (2016) 2 Erasmus Law Journal 55

Citation:
(2016) 2 Erasmus Law Journal 55
Published: Dec 2016

"Justifying Indeterminate Detention – on what grounds? " (2016) Criminal Law Review 795-820

Citation:
(2016) Criminal Law Review 795-820
Published: Nov 2016

"The magnitude of the offender rehabilitation and “Through the Gate” resettlement revolution " (2016) Criminal Law Review 99- 115

Citation:
(2016) Criminal Law Review 99- 115
Published: Feb 2016

"Joint enterprise: the implications of an unfair and unclear law " (2015) Criminal Law Review 252-269

Co-Author/s:
Crewe, B, Liebling, A and Virgo, G
Citation:
(2015) Criminal Law Review 252-269
Published: May 2015

"The right to self-representation in English criminal law" (2102) 83 Revue International de Droit Penal 357-375

Citation:
(2102) 83 Revue International de Droit Penal 357-375
Published: Dec 2012

"Recalling conditionally released prisoners in England and Wales " (2012) 4 European Journal of Probation 34-45

Citation:
(2012) 4 European Journal of Probation 34-45
Published: Nov 2012

"An Entente Cordiale in Sentencing? " (2011) 175 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 239-42, 256-9, 271-4 and 290-293

Citation:
(2011) 175 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 239-42, 256-9, 271-4 and 290-293
Published: Sep 2011

"Time to Bury the Custody “Threshold”? " (2011) Criminal Law Review 593-612

Citation:
(2011) Criminal Law Review 593-612
Published: May 2011

"Drogues, criminalite et pronounce des peines en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles" (2009) 31 Archives de Politique Criminelle 221-238

Citation:
(2009) 31 Archives de Politique Criminelle 221-238
Published: Dec 2009

"Parole and early release: the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 changes in context " [2009] Criminal Law Review 166-187

Citation:
[2009] Criminal Law Review 166-187
Published: Mar 2009

"The implementation of the European Arrest Warrant in England and Wales " (2007) 3 European Constitutional Law Review 253-268

Citation:
(2007) 3 European Constitutional Law Review 253-268
Published: Dec 2007

"The Parole Board in Transition " (2006) Criminal Law Review 3-22

Citation:
(2006) Criminal Law Review 3-22
Published: Dec 2006

"The Revolving Door at the Prison Gate: Exploring the dramatic increase in recalls to prison " (2006) 6 Criminology and Criminal Justice 329-352

Co-Author/s:
Shadd Maruna
Citation:
(2006) 6 Criminology and Criminal Justice 329-352
Published: Dec 2006

"A little legal knowledge - a dangerous thing or a key management tool?" (2002) 142 Prison Service Journal 2 - 5

Citation:
(2002) 142 Prison Service Journal 2 - 5
Published: Dec 2002

"Turning Academics into Teachers? " (1998) 3 Teaching in Higher Education 133-142

Co-Author/s:
Rowland, S et al
Citation:
(1998) 3 Teaching in Higher Education 133-142
Published: Dec 1998

"Up the Ladder: Why do women get off?" (1997) Cambridge (the Journal of the Cambridge Society)

Citation:
(1997) Cambridge (the Journal of the Cambridge Society)
Published: Dec 1997

Book Chapters

"The English jury: issues, concerns and future directions", The Psychology of Crime, Policing and the Courts (Taylor and Francis)

Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Published Dec 2016

"Reflections on sentencing in England and Wales", The Psychology of Crime, Policing and the Courts (Taylor and Francis)

Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Published Dec 2016

"Surveillance électronique en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles : l’heure d’une réévaluation ?", Droit Pénal et Nouvelles Technologies (L'Harmattan) (Ed)

Publisher:
L'Harmattan
Published Dec 2015

"Dominant executive decision-making: England and Wales: Does it matter who enforces English sentences", Offender release and supervision: the role of courts and the use of discretion (Wolf Legal Publishers)

Publisher:
Wolf Legal Publishers
Published Dec 2015

"Article 8 and the rehabilitation of offenders: a view from Cambridge, England", Liber Amicorum : Essays in Honour of President Spielmann (Wolf Legal Publishers)

Publisher:
Wolf Legal Publishers
Published Dec 2015

"Front Door and Back Door Sentencing" (Ed), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Springer)

Publisher:
Springer
Published Dec 2014

"Exploring or Measuring the Success of Sentencing Guidelines", Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English model

Published Dec 2013

"Out of court, out of sight? Criminal sanctions and non-judicial decision-making", The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (Oxford University Press)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Published Dec 2012

"Alternative futures for the magistracy?", The Magistracy at the Crossroads (Waterside Press)

Publisher:
Waterside Press
Published Dec 2012

"Intoxication as a sentencing factor: Mitigation or Aggravation?", Aggravation and Mitigation at Sentencing (Cambridge University Press)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Published Dec 2011

Reports

Exploring the barriers to release: Stage Two of an Exploratory Study (Parole Board oral hearings 2016-2017)

Body / Institution:
The Parole Board
Published: May 2017

Non-natural deaths following prison and police custody: Data and Practice Issues, 2016 (Equality and Human Rights Commission) co-author with Jake Phillips, Loraine Gelsthorpe and Sarah Buckingham

Co-Author/s:
Jake Phillips, Loraine Gelsthorpe and Sarah Buckingham
Body / Institution:
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Published: Dec 2016

Exploring the barriers to release: Avoiding or managing risks. Report of a Pilot Study (Parole Board oral hearings 2016)

Body / Institution:
The Parole Board
Published: Nov 2016

The JAP: lessons for England and Wales?

Co-Author/s:
Martine Herzog-Evans
Body / Institution:
Criminal Justice Alliance
Published: Oct 2015

Understanding Recall 2011

Deaths on Probation: an analysis of data regarding people dying under probation supervision

Co-Author/s:
Loraine Gelsthorpe and Jake Phillips
Body / Institution:
Howard League for Penal Reform
Published: Dec 2012

The sentencing, management and treatment of ‘dangerous’ offenders

Body / Institution:
Council for Penological Co-operation on ‘dangerous’ offenders’, Council of Europe
Published: Dec 2010