Prof Liz Campbell, Phd, LLM, BCL
(email at email@example.com)
I am Professor of Criminal Law at Durham Law School and convenor of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. I am adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology School of Justice. I was appointed to the Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group in 2017.
My research looks at how the criminal law is deployed to address serious crime. I’m interested in how legal definitions are constructed, and how the politics of definitions determines and affects criminal law responses. I'm also increasingly concerned with the interfaces between criminal law and regulation, and beween criminal and (ostensibly) legal behaviour. I use these perspectives to analyse laws relating to organised/organisational crime, white collar crime and corruption, the presumption of innocence, biometric evidence, and the trial more broadly.
My approach is socio-legal in considering the law in context, and often involves a comparative dimension. There is an empirical element to some of my work, such as in the project on “Corporate Vehicles – Understanding the use of ‘Licit’ Corporate Entities by Transnational Organised Crime Groups in the Concealment, Conversion and Control of Illicit Finance”.
I publish widely in leading international and domestic journals. My publications include a research monograph on Organised Crime and the Law (Hart, 2013), an edited collection on Corruption in Commercial Enterprise (Routledge, 2018), a jointly written book on The Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in New Zealand with Nessa Lynch (Victoria University Press, 2015) and a textbook on Criminal Law in Ireland (Clarus, 2010). I am working on the fifth edition of The Criminal Process with Professor Andrew Ashworth (OUP, forthcoming 2019).
Funding for research
My research has been funded by the RCUK’s Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Law Foundation of New Zealand, the Fulbright Commission, the Modern Law Review, and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
I was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland in 2011-2012, and Principal Investigator for an Arts and Humanities Research Council network on “Corruption in commercial enterprise” (2015-17). Through these collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects and networks, I’ve developed and enhanced key connections with global scholars.
My primary research focus is on corporate crime and the interface between criminal/corporate law and regulation in this context. In particular I am analysing the use of indirect omissions liability against corporate actor, through the criminalisation of failure to prevent certain crimes.
I’m co-Investigator for a project on “Corporate Vehicles – Understanding the use of ‘Licit’ Corporate Entities by Transnational Organised Crime Groups in the Concealment, Conversion and Control of Illicit Finance”, funded by the RCUK’s Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (PaCCS) Research. This project examines how licit entities are used by organised crime groups for the concealment, conversion and control of illicit finance cross-jurisdictionally and the domestic and international economic/social impacts of such practice. It is analysing the impact on organised crime groups of the changing legal and policy conditions governing the transparency of beneficial ownership of legal entities in the UK and the Netherlands. Police Scotland and the Center for Information & Research on Organised Crime (Netherlands) are partners in both the production of the proposal and realisation of the project.
I’m funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account to explore the implications of Brexit for the investigation and policing of organised crime. The briefing paper is available here and full recommendations on negotiations here.
I would be delighted to hear from potential students interested in researching any area of criminal law/justice, particularly organised crime, corruption, corporate/white collar crime, and the presumption of innocence.
- Criminal justice
- Criminal law
- Law of evidence
- Organised crime
- 2016: Corruption in Non-Criminal Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice (£8213.94 from AHRC)
- 2016: The use of corporate vehicles by transnational organised crime groups in the concealment, conversion and control of illicit finance (£28931.30 from ESRC)
- 2015: 2015: AHRC Research Networking Grant on Corruption in (Non-)Criminal Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice £33,000 (PI).
- 2014: Law Foundation of New Zealand award to study the use of DNA powers in pre-trial processes in New Zealand $30,000 (with Nessa Lynch).
- 2011: Fulbright research fellowship on Legal Responses to Organised Crime $10,000
- 2011: Modern Law Review seminar fund on The Presumption of Innocence £12,544
- Campbell, Liz & Lynch, Nessa (2015). The Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in New Zealand. Victoria University Press.
- Campbell, Liz (2013). Organised Crime and the Law: A Comparative Analysis. Oxford: Hart.
- Campbell, Liz, Kilcommins, Shane & O’Sullivan, Catherine (2010). Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary. Clarus Press.
- Campbell, Liz (2009). Legal Responses to HIV and AIDS. European Journal of Health Law 16(4): 391-395.
Chapter in book
- Campbell, Liz. & Lord, Nicholas. (2018). Introduction. In Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice. Campbell, Liz. & Lord, Nicholas. Routledge.
- Campbell, Liz (2018). The organisation of corruption in commercial enterprise: Concealing (and revealing) the beneficial ownership of assets. In Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice. Campbell, Liz & Lord, Nicholas Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 82-102.
- Campbell, Liz (2017). Commentary on DPP v. Tiernan. In Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity. Enright, Máiréad, Mccandleuss, Julie & O'Donoghue, Aoife Hart Publishing.
- Campbell, Liz & Cowan, Sharon (2017). The Relevance of Sexual History and Vulnerability in the Prosecution of Sexual Offences. In Scottish Criminal Evidence Law: Current Developments and Future Trends. Duff, Peter & Ferguson, Pamela Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Campbell, Liz (2016). Organised Crime in Ireland. In The Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. Healy, D., Hamilton, C., Daly, Y. & Butler, M. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 556-574.
- Campbell, Liz. & Lord, Nicholas. (2018). Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice. Routledge.
- Campbell, Liz (2018). Corporate liability and the Criminalisation of Failure. Law and Financial Markets Review 12(2): 57-70.
- Campbell, Liz (2018). Dirty Cash (Money Talks): 4AMLD and the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. Criminal Law Review 2018(2): 102-122.
- Campbell, Liz (2017). Criminal Records and Human Rights. Criminal Law Review 2017(9): 696-702.
- Campbell, Liz & Lynch, Nessa (2016). 'To Have and To Have Not': The Retention of DNA for Criminal Justice Purposes in New Zealand. New Zealand Law Review (2 ): 319-356.
- Campbell, Liz (2016). ‘Corruption by organised crime’ – a matter of definition?. Current Legal Problems 69(1): 115-141.
- Campbell, Liz (2016). Organised crime and corruption in the UK: responding through law. Criminal Law Review 2016(1): 20-34.
- Campbell, L. (2015). The offence of participating in activities of organised crime group: Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act. Archbold Review 10: 6-9.
- Campbell, Liz (2014). Organised Crime and the Criminal Justice And Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. Edinburgh Law Review 18(2): 225-244.
- Campbell, Liz (2014). Organized crime and national security: a dubious connection. New Criminal Law Review 17(2): 250-251.
- Campbell, Liz (2014). The Prosecution of Organised Crime: Removing the Jury. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof 18(2): 83-100.
- Campbell, Liz (2013). Criminal Labels, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Presumption of Innocence. Modern Law Review 76(4): 681-707.
- Campbell, Liz & Lynch, N. (2012). Competing Paradigms? The Use of DNA Powers in Youth Justice. Youth Justice 12(1): 3-18.
- Campbell, Liz (2011). "Non-Conviction" DNA Databases and Criminal Justice: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Commonwealth Criminal Law (1): 55-77.
- Campbell, Liz (2011). Non-Conviction DNA Databases in the United States and England: Historical Differences, Current Convergences?. International Journal of Evidence and Proof 15(4): 281-310.
- Campbell, Liz (2010). A rights-based analysis of DNA retention: "non-conviction" databases and the liberal state. Criminal Law Review 2010(12): 889-906.
- Campbell, Liz (2010). DNA Databases and Innocent Persons: Lessons From Scotland?. The Juridical Review 2010(4): 285-297.
- Campbell, Liz (2010). Responding to Gun Crime in Ireland. British Journal of Criminology 50(3): 414-434.
- Campbell, Liz. (2010). The Recovery of 'Criminal' Assets in New Zealand, Ireland and England: Fighting Organised and Serious Crime in the Civil Realm. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 15-36.
- Campbell, Liz. (2008). Organised Crime, Anonymous Witnesses and Fair Trials in Ireland: Responding to R v Davis. International Commentary on Evidence 1-18.
- Campbell, Liz. (2008). Reconfiguring the pre-trial and trial process in Ireland in the fight against organised crime. International Journal of Evidence and Proof 12: 208-233.
- Campbell, Liz. (2008). Reconstituting Sentencing Policy in the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 291-303.
- Campbell, Liz. (2007). Criminal Justice and Penal Populism in Ireland. Legal Studies 28(4): 559-579.
- Campbell, Liz. (2007). Theorising asset forfeiture in Ireland. Journal of Criminal Law 71: 441-460.
- Campbell, Liz. (2006). Decline of Due Process in the Irish Justice System. Hibernian Law Journal 125-158.
- Campbell, Liz. (2006). The case for living wills in Ireland. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 12: 5-21.
- Campbell, Liz. (2005). Garda diversion of young offenders. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies 13-26.