The 2021 Seminar

The twelfth Gerald Gordon seminar on criminal law, supported by the Clark Foundation and the Faculty of Advocates, took place online on Tuesday 8 June 2021, when the following papers were presented:

  • Dr Henrique Carvalho (University of Warwick): “Dangers, detours and feelings: the deep structure of criminalisation”
  • Professors James Chalmers, Fiona Leverick (both University of Glasgow) and Vanessa Munro (University of Warwick): “The Scottish jury research project and the future of not proven”
  • Dr Mark Dsouza (University College London): “False beliefs and consent to sex”
  • Carla Sepulveda Penna (University of Oxford): “Time limitations as to the prosecution of crimes in comparative perspective”
  • Dr Laurène Soubise (University of Liverpool): “Regulating prosecutorial discretion: professional identity, legitimacy and managerialism at the CPS”

The seminar was held online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; this followed a pause in the seminar programme in 2020.