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Prof Tony Ward


Department: Northumbria Law School

Tony Ward joined Northumbria in 2016 having previously worked at the University of Hull and De Montfort University Leicester. His interests as a legal scholar focus on the law of evidence and in particular expert evidence, including historical and philosophical perspectives on experts. He is also a criminologist specialising in state crime. i.e. violence and corruption by governments and officials. He is Co-Director of the International State Crime Initiative and one of the Editors-in-Chief of its journal State Crime. He is co-author with Penny Green of State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption (Pluto 2004) and State Crime and Civil Activism (Routledge, 2019), and with Gerry Johnstone of Law and Crime (Sage 2010)  

Tony Ward

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Expert evidence, human trafficking, state crime, law and literature.

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  • The Forensic Ethics of Scientific Communication, Ward, T. 1 Feb 2023, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Comparing Transnational Legal Orders: Criminalisation, Labour Law and Forced Labour, Fouladvand, S., Ward, T. Jun 2022, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Manslaughter, Concealment of Birth and Infanticide, 1900-37, Dixon, R., Ward, T. 28 Nov 2022, 100 Years of the Infanticide Act, London, Hart Publishing
  • Prosecution of Victims of Trafficking: R v AAD, R v AAH, R v AAI [2021] EWCA Crim 106, Ward, T. 1 Jun 2022, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Bodies of Knowledge and Robes of Expertise: Expert Evidence about Drugs, Gangs and Human Trafficking, Ward, T., Fouladvand, S. 1 Jun 2021, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Expert Evidence, Hearsay and Victims of Trafficking: R v Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731, Mennim, S., Ward, T. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • R v Muldoon [2021] EWCA Crim 381, [2021] 2 Cr App R 8, Wortley, N., Ward, T. 19 Jul 2021
  • Arguments and Stories in Legal Reasoning: The Case of Evidence Law, Andresani, G., Ward, T. 1 Jan 2020, In: Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
  • DNA, Secondary Transfer and Sufficiency of Evidence: R v Jones [2020] EWCA Crim 1021 R v Killick (Shane) [2020] EWCA Crim 785, Ward, T., Wortley, N. Oct 2020, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • Explaining and trusting expert evidence: What is a ‘sufficiently reliable scientific basis’?, Ward, T. 1 Jul 2020, In: International Journal of Evidence and Proof

  • Marco Palladino Technology Law: a critical analysis of the contemporary legislative framework Start Date: 17/06/2021
  • Poloko Hiri The inappropriate ways through which forensic expert witnesses invite jurors to cede their decision-making authority in criminal jury trials, and the role that lawyers and judges play in encouraging or discouraging this. Start Date: 17/06/2022
  • Angela King Start Date: 27/04/2023
  • Jessica Horton The Legal and Moral Status of Service Dogs in England & Wales Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 01/07/2022
  • Christopher Sangster Representing Wildlife in Legal Proceedings: An Exploration of the Badger Cull in England and Wales Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 10/09/2022
  • Kevwe Omoragbon A critical evaluation of the use of the portfolio as an effective form of assessment in clinical legal education Start Date: 20/03/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • James Gray Literature, Creative Writing and the Phenomenology of Law Start Date: 19/01/2017 End Date: 15/07/2020

  • Law PhD June 01 2016
  • Member Honourable Society of Gray's Inn 2016

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