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Dr Andrew Cornford

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Lecturer in Criminal Law

LLB (Hons), BCL, PhD

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On sabbatical in 2019/20

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 4085


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Andrew has been a Lecturer in Criminal Law at Edinburgh since 2012. His research interests lie within criminal law and legal theory. His work to date has mostly focused on the substantive criminal law, especially questions of criminalisation. His published articles address topics including inchoate crimes, preventive orders, terrorism law, and the law of homicide, as well as topics within criminal law theory, such as the proper limits of the criminal law.

More broadly, Andrew is interested in all aspects of criminal law theory and doctrine, including issues relating to criminal procedure, sentencing, and sanctions. He also maintains interests in related topics within legal, moral, and political philosophy. He would welcome proposals from prospective research students in his core areas of interest, especially for projects on criminalisation and/or criminal law theory.

Before moving to Edinburgh, Andrew completed a PhD at the University of Warwick. He also studied at the Universities of Oxford (BCL) and Southampton (LLB).