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Southampton Ethics Centre

Trial Outcomes In Child Death Cases: Influenced by mothering myths? Seminar

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16:00 - 17:30
15 February 2017
Highfield Campus, 4/2007

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Alun Gibbs at .

Event details

This is part of the Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS) Seminar Series.

CLPS, based in Southampton Law School, exists to support:

Law School academics’ explorations of the intersections between law,policy and society. Research activities encompass diverse approaches to content and methodology, reflecting the expertise and focus of staff, PhD students and visiting scholars. The ethos of the centre is to provide a place to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of law; the inter-relations between law and policy; and the historical or cultural role of law in different social contexts.

For further information please see the CLPS webpage here

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Speaker information

Mrs Gaye Orr,Gaye Orr teaches Tort Law and is a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Law at the University of Southampton. Gaye’s research considers the role of expert evidence in child death cases, how women and mothers are perceived by the criminal justice system, and whether stereotypical views of women and mothers may lead to biased outcomes in the criminal justice system. The possible analogies between rape myth scholarship and critical responses to battered women who kill, and the ways in which maternal behaviours may have been interpreted in child death cases are explored. A further interest is how expert evidence is used in family law, especially in child protection, fostering and adoption proceedings. Following her first degree in Human Biology, Gaye worked in the NHS as a nurse, midwife and health visitor, and studied law at Southampton. Gaye has taught Criminal Law, Legal System and Reasoning, Industrial Law and Tort Law at Southampton and Media Law at the University of Winchester and Employment Law at the University of Portsmouth.

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