- Criminal law
- Healthcare Law
- Law and Literature
I am in principle available to supervise on any topic within my research expertise. I am currently supervise Hector Olivas (with Mark Telford) on the legitimacy of prisons privatization in Mexico and the UK, and James Thornton (with Mark Telford) on reforms to criminal procedure and fees structures in England and Wales.
PhD (Warwick) 2004: ‘Judicial Rhetoric and Ethical Dilemma: The Role of Liberal Principle in Legal Language’.
1. Edited volumes in progress:
Gurnham, D. Special Journal Issue: ‘Law’s Metaphors’, Journal of Law and Society, Spring 2016 [as guest editor].
2. Writing in progress:
Gurnham, D. ‘Story of the Eye: ocular metaphors in law and critique’.
Gurnham, D., ‘Rethinking sexual victimization: a critique of feminist arguments’.
Gurnham, D. ‘Victim blame and the criminal law’. [invited book chapter contribution]
Gurnham, D. and Ashworth, A. ‘Revisiting the criminal law on the transmission of disease’. [invited book chapter contribution]
Gurnham, D. ‘Criminalizing Contagion: findings and reflections on an interdisciplinary seminar series’ [commissioned editorial for Sexually Transmitted Infections, forthcoming June 2015].
3. Other projects in progress:
Principal Investigator for ‘Criminalizing Contagion: Legal and Ethics Challenges of Disease Transmission and the Criminal Law’: ESRC Seminar Series (£14,949) 2012-2014. Final report under construction.
Member of the Informal Expert Panel, for Amnesty International human rights advocacy project: ‘Criminalization of Sexuality and Reproduction: Exploring the Limits of Punitive State Regulation’. October 2014 – January 2015.
The Institute of Criminal Justice Research
Affiliate research group(s)
Health Ethics and Law
Dr David Gurnham
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