The seventh Gerald Gordon seminar on criminal law, supported by the Clark Foundation and the Faculty of Advocates, took place in the Sir Charles Wilson Seminar Rooms, University of Glasgow, on Thursday 11 June 2015. The following papers were presented:

  • Professor Kathryn Campbell (Ottawa): "Right to silence: the limits of Canadian and Scottish criminal law"
  • Professor James Chalmers (Glasgow) and Professor Fiona Leverick (Glasgow): "Criminal law's legitimacy problem"
  • Dr Sharon Cowan (Edinburgh): "Sex, gender and consent in the criminal law"
  • Rahim Foroughi Nik (PhD student, Nantes): "Emotions under the dichotomy of the justification of punishment: a history of the place of emotions in retributive and utilitarian theories of punishment"
  • Professor Anne-Marie Kilday (Oxford Brookes): "Monstrous murderers and problematic prosecutions: tracing infanticide in the British courtroom, 1600-2000"
  • Professor Donald Nicolson (Strathclyde): "The psychology of expert testimony: a matter of common sense or expert assistance?"
  • Dr Eimear Spain (Limerick): "Emotions and the reasonable man: psychological and philosophical perspectives"

A PDF copy of the programme for the day can be downloaded here (2015 Gordon Programme).