Monthly Archives: September 2013

Studying Criminal law: 10 things to think about

[*this post also appears on Ed Lines, my blog about learning in law and beyond.] I’m writing this as a new academic year is about to begin. It seems no time since the last one. Scary. If you are about to embark on the study of criminal law for the first time, then this post […]

Sentencing for property offences: Andrew Ashworth’s proposals

The Howard League published an interesting pamphlet last month, 'What if imprisonment were abolished for property offences?'. Unsurprisingly, with such a title, it has attracted significant media attention (see eg, here and here). The pamphlet is written by Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University, and it seeks to challenge conventional thinking […]