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Mr Mark Telford LLB, MSc

Deputy Head of School (Education)

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Mr Mark Telford is Deputy Head of School (Education) and Principal Teaching Fellow in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

LLB (Hons) (Aberdeen) 1997; MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice) (Edinburgh) 1998. Research Assistant, University of Aberdeen 1998-1999; Research Assistant, University of Southampton 1999-2001;

Mark is Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. He has an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh. Before his appointment to his present position in Southampton he spent some time as a researcher for the Procurator Fiscal in Aberdeen; worked (with Professor Neil Walker) on a project for the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review on post-devolution constitutional models of criminal justice; and (with Professor Andrew Rutherford) on a project examining the influences on New Labour's criminal justice policy. He is a member of the University’s Institute of Criminal Justice and a member of the recently established Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation. 

Research interests

Criminal law, criminal justice, penal policy and youth justice.

Broadly, Mark's areas of interest are in criminal law, criminal justice, penal policy and youth justice.

His interests include the empirical study of criminal law/criminal justice policy making processes (both historical and contemporary), and the critical analysis of contemporary criminal justice developments. Most recently I have been critically examining the current minimum age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales; exploring the practice dynamics of decriminalization and depenalization in 1980s English Youth Justice (with Dr Sotirios Santatzoglou); and examining questions of governance and decriminalization (also with Dr Sotirios Santatzoglou). His work has been widely cited, including, in argument, in the House of Lords and by the Court of Appeal in R v T [2008] EWCA Crim 815.

Affiliate research group

Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation

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Criminal Law (LLB Module Code:1014))

Penal Policy (LLB Module Code:3074)

In 2006 Mark was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Award in recognition of excellence in university teaching.

Mr Mark Telford
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number : 4/3001

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