- Criminal law
- Law and Literature
- Critical and theoretical approaches to law (including psychoanalysis and feminism)
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, James Thornton (with Mark Telford) on reforms to criminal procedure and fees structures in England and Wales, and Ana Fuentes (with Harry Annison) on public bodies’ responses to human trafficking.
PhD (Warwick) 2004: ‘Judicial Rhetoric and Ethical Dilemma: The Role of Liberal Principle in Legal Language’.
‘Young People's Perceptions of Sexual Consent: Exploring the implications for policy and practice’. (with Dr Harry Annison and Mr Mark Telford).
We have been awarded funds from the ESRC (Impact Acceleration Account) and the Public Engagement with Research unit to conduct a research and public engagement project on the subject of sexual consent. The project uses focus groups to explore how young people understand consent and gender; we will publicise our findings at a stakeholder roundtable at the end of 2017, and will publish our findings and analysis in legal academic press in 2019.
Relatedly, I am also writing a paper on the visuality and gaze, that uses an analysis of criminological literature and fictional texts to critique rape myths.
Professor David Gurnham
Faculty of Business, Law and Art, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK
Telephone:(023) 8059 3418
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