Nicholas Burgess

nicholas.burgess@glasgow.ac.uk

n.burgess.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Tracking the synergy between criminal law theory and UK drug laws from the 19th to the 21st centuries

Research Summary

Biography

Nicholas began his PhD in Law at the University of Glasgow in October 2021. He previously graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an LLB (Hons) (First) in 2016 and was awarded an LLM by Research (Distinction, no corrections) from the University of Glasgow in 2021. He worked at the Scottish Law Commission for a year on the Homicide and Damages for Personal Injury projects prior to commencing his PhD.

 

Research Interests

My principal interest is criminal law, including its theory, history, and relationship with public health. Most of my research to date has concerned the criminal law's approach to recreational drugs, and I am a member of the Drugs Research Network Scotland. I have also been involved in projects examining sentencing in sexual offences cases; homicide patterns in Scotland; media representations of women who kill; fatal accident inquiries; international criminal jurisdiction; criminal responsibility; and the Scots law of fraud.

My current PhD research examines the development of UK recreational drug laws from the 19th century to the present day, and the degree to which drug laws have aligned with contemporary understandings of legitimate criminalisation.

Publications

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Number of items: 5.

2023

van Amsterdam, J., Burgess, N. and van den Brink, W. (2023) Legal approaches to new psychoactive substances: first empirical findings. European Addiction Research, 29(5), pp. 363-372. (doi: 10.1159/000531503) (PMID:37557091)

2021

Paton, L., McGlashan, G. and Burgess, N. (2021) Murder in mind. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 66(7), pp. 22-23.

McPherson, R., Burgess, N. , Gormely, J. and Tata, C. (2021) Sexual offences involving rape literature review. Documentation. Scottish Sentencing Council, Edinburgh.

McPherson, R., Gormely, J., Burgess, N. and Tata, C. (2021) Sexual offences involving sexual assault literature review. Documentation. Scottish Sentencing Council, Edinburgh.

2017

Burgess, N. (2017) The lost symbol: a semiotic analysis of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. Aberdeen Student Law Review, 7, pp. 109-120.

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Number of items: 5.

Articles

van Amsterdam, J., Burgess, N. and van den Brink, W. (2023) Legal approaches to new psychoactive substances: first empirical findings. European Addiction Research, 29(5), pp. 363-372. (doi: 10.1159/000531503) (PMID:37557091)

Paton, L., McGlashan, G. and Burgess, N. (2021) Murder in mind. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 66(7), pp. 22-23.

Burgess, N. (2017) The lost symbol: a semiotic analysis of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. Aberdeen Student Law Review, 7, pp. 109-120.

Research Reports or Papers

McPherson, R., Burgess, N. , Gormely, J. and Tata, C. (2021) Sexual offences involving rape literature review. Documentation. Scottish Sentencing Council, Edinburgh.

McPherson, R., Gormely, J., Burgess, N. and Tata, C. (2021) Sexual offences involving sexual assault literature review. Documentation. Scottish Sentencing Council, Edinburgh.

This list was generated on Mon Apr 15 19:53:07 2024 BST.

Grants

University of Glasgow CoSS PhD Scholarship, 2021-2024

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant for:

  • LAW1003 Criminal Law and Evidence (LLB, Level 1)
  • LAW1020 Introduction to Legal Study (LLB, Level 1)
  • LAW2052 Foundations of Evidence (Common Law LLB, Level 2)

 

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