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Adam Jackson

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Adam is an Associate Professor of Law and is currently Programme Leader of the M Law Exempting degree. Since 2010 he has also been Deputy Director of the Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (about which you can find out more here. Adam has published widely in the field of criminal justice with a particular focus on; criminal law reform, expert evidence in criminal proceedings, “criminal Justice information” (including criminal records and forensic bio-information) and international criminal justice co-operation. He is currently involved in a NordForsk / ESRC funded research project: Police Detectives on the TOR-network (A Study on Tensions Between Privacy and Crime Fighting).

Adam is also interested in legal pedagogy and in particular curriculum design, peer mentoring and feedback. Adam has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2009 and Case Note Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law (SAGE Publishing) since 2012.


Campus Address

CCE1 – Room 352
Northumbria Law School, Faculty of Business and Law
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Intercepted communications as evidence: The Admissibility of Material Obtained from the Encrypted Messaging Service EncroChat: R v A, B, D & C [2021] EWCA Crim 128, Griffiths, C., Jackson, A. 1 Aug 2022, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • A comparative Analysis of Anglo-Dutch approaches to “cyber policing”: checks and balances fit for purpose?, Brants, C., Jackson, A., Wilson, T. Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Sexual behaviour evidence and evidence of bad character in sexual offence proceedings: Proposing a combined admissibility framework., Brewis, B., Jackson, A. 1 Feb 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Committal of an Expert Witness for Contempt of Court: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co. Ltd v Zafar [2019] EWCA Civ 392, Ward, T., Jackson, A. 1 Jun 2019, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Northumbria University Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCECJS) – Written evidence (FRS0038), Wilson, T., Stockdale, M., Jackson, A., Carr, S., Davies, G., Piasecki, E. 14 Sep 2018
  • Re-examining the ‘reliability’ of forensic pathology evidence, Wilson, T., Jackson, A., Gallop, A., Piasecki, E. 30 Nov 2018, Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Science and Justice Research Interest Group (RIG), Northumbria University - written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee (Lords) inquiry on forensic science (FRS0051), McCartney, C., Evison, M., Ward, T., Wortley, N., Piasecki, E., Nsiah Amoako, E., Amankwaa, A., Jackson, A. 14 Sep 2018
  • Brexit and the Law School, Noto La Diega, G., Carr, S., Davies, G., Dunn, R., Jackson, A., Piasecki, E. 10 Jul 2017, Brexit and the Law School
  • Making the case for ECRIS: Post “Brexit” sharing of criminal records information between the European Union and United Kingdom, Jackson, A., Davies, G. 15 Feb 2017, In: The International Journal of Evidence & Proof
  • Culpability compared: Mental capacity, criminal offences and the role of the expert in common law and civil law jurisdictions, Brants, C., Jackson, A., Koenraadt, F. 1 Dec 2016, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law

  • Academic Studies in Education MA November 18 2015
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Law LLB (Hons) June 30 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005

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