Current postgraduate students working on criminal justice include:
The object of Marie-Aimee Brajeux's research is the nature of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and in particular their dual civil and criminal characteristic. The aim is to assess the relevance of these ‘civil preventative orders’ in the changing nature of criminalisation, whether they are but a political instrument for a specific time or actually herald a deeper shift in the criminal law.
Within her thesis, she will study:
- The ‘technical’ legal structure of ASBOs;
- Other examples of the combination of civil and criminal law, eg. public nuisance injunctions or stalking;
- The wider criminological and political context of these orders;
- The practical implications of ASBOs and how they are experienced by people dealing with them first-hand, such as magistrates and possibly recipients of such orders.
Thesis title: Justice and Trust: European Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights
Aleksandra Jordonoska's research concerns economic crime in financial services markets and its legal response. It is therefore conceptualised as an interdisciplinary empirical research drawing from the disciplines of criminal law, criminology and criminal justice, and sociology of law. Through the study she aims to inform legal inquiries on the limits and effectiveness of administrative regulation, criminal law and criminal justice and contribute to theories of law-making and law breaking in industries.She argues that the study of economic crimes in the financial services market and the law would provide an optimal case to examine:
- The industrial interests and pressures that shape law making and law enforcement in the economic sphere;
- The limits of the law in the economy through addressing the issue of blurred boundaries between criminal, civil, administrative and informal social forms of governance. This will contribute to the ‘thin’ interest of socio-legal and criminal law theory in criminalisation;
- The effectiveness of current legal responses towards economic crime;
Aside from economic crime and various aspects of white-collar crime in general, her research interests in the field of criminal justice concern theoretical explanations of crime and crime control, sociology of punishment and prison studies. She is also interested in the broader fields of financial regulation, socio-legal studies and comparative law.
Read Theo Karvounakis' full profile.
Thesis Title: Fair Criminal Evidence in Europe: From ECHR to EU Criminal Law
Supervisor: Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas
Research: Theo Karvounakis graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens in Greece in 2005. In 2007 he completed his LLM (Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure) at the same university. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked as a member of the editing team of Penal Chronicles Journal (Athens, Greece). Since 2007 he is registered in the Greek Bar of Athens as a barrister. In 2008 he was awarded the Department’s scholarship and began his PhD. Theo Karvounakis researches the possibility of a European concept of fair criminal evidence that could be acknowledged and used by the European Union in its further steps of integration in the field of criminal law.
Thesis title: Border Controls and Counter Terrorism law in the European Union