Prof Hervey invited to discuss Socio-economic Rights Research and Litigation at the University of Nottingham

March 23rd, 2015

Professor Tamara Hervey was invited to be a discussant at the JC Smith Visiting Scholar Workshop on New Directions in Socio-economic Rights Research and Litigation, the University of Nottingham, School of Law, 20 March 2015

New Publications: Corporate and commercial law articles

March 13th, 2015
Two new publications on the areas of corporate and commercial law have been written by Dr Andreas Rühmkorf.
J du Plessis & A Rühmkorf, ‘New trends regarding sustainability and integrated reporting for companies: what protection do directors have?’ (2015) 36 (2) Company Lawyer 51-64.
A Rühmkorf (2015), ‘ Global supply chains: the role of law? A role for law!’ published in Open Democracy

New Publication: Positive Criminology

March 12th, 2015

Positive Criminology Our Doctoral Candidate Dana Segev has co-edited a book on Positive Criminology with Professor Natti Ronel from the Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Dana co-authored the introduction with Prof Ronel on “The good” can overcome “the bad”. She also contributed her own chapter to the book on ‘Positive Criminology and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Relevant Techniques for Defense Lawyers’.

More about the book

How can we best help offenders desist from crime, as well as help victims heal? This book engages with this question by offering its readers a comprehensive review of positive criminology in theory, research and practice. Positive criminology is a concept – a perspective – that places emphasis on forces of integration and social inclusion that are experienced positively by target individual and groups, and may contribute to a reduction in negative emotions, desistance from crime and overcoming the traumatic experience of victimization. In essence, positive criminology holds a more holistic view, which acknowledges that thriving and disengagement from distress, addiction, mental illness, crime, deviance or victimization might be fostered more effectively by enhancing positive emotions and experiences, rather than focusing on reducing negative attributes.

Each chapter in this book is written by key scholars in the related fields of criminology, victimology and addiction and, thus, assembles varied and extensive approaches to rehabilitation and treatment. These approaches share in common a positive criminology view, thereby enriching our understanding of the concept and other strength-based approaches to dealing with offenders and victims.

This edited book elaborates on positive criminology core ideas and assumptions; discusses related theories and innovations; and presents various benefits that this perspective can promote in the field of rehabilitation. For this reason, this book will be essential reading for those engaged in the study of criminology, criminal justice and victimology and may also assist scholars and professionals to help offenders desist from crime and improve victims’ well-being.

Reference: Natti Rondel and Dana Segev, Positive Criminology, (Routledge: London 2014).

Hardback: 978-0-415-74856-8

Law alumnus Sir Nigel Knowles

March 11th, 2015

Catch up on the recent lecture by Sir Nigel Knowles about the breakdown of trust between UK business leaders, politicians and the media.

New Publication: The law applicable to countermeasures against low intensity cyber operations

March 10th, 2015

Professor Nicholas Tsagourias’s latest research has been published.

His chapter on ‘The law applicable to countermeasures against low intensity cyber operations’ can be found in in the Baltic Year Book of International Law 2014 on pages 105-123

Our mooting champions represent England!

March 10th, 2015

Telders team 2015Our University of Sheffield School of Law mooting team have become champions of the English national round of the Telders moot court competition.  They scored the highest marks in both oral and written pleadings. The team, shown here, comprises law students Lucy Pedrick, Amina Tsatiashvili, Matthew Brown, and Irina Foanta. They were coached by several members of the School of Law staff – highlighting the excellent education and opportunities available here.  The University of Sheffield will now represent England at the international rounds at the International Court of Justice, The Hague and we send our congratulations and hopes for further success to our excellent students.