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Ian Edwards is an associate professor in law. He is the module organiser for Principles of Criminal Law, The Criminal Process, and Crime & Sentencing.
Ian is a law graduate of the University of Birmingham and also has a first-class degree in art history from the Open University. He completed his PhD in 2002 on the participation of crime victims in sentencing processes. He joined the Law School in September 2001 having previously worked at Nottingham Law School and Cardiff Law School.
Ian is interested in supervising postgraduate research students in the following broad areas: criminal law; criminal justice and sentencing; art and the law.
Since 2008 Ian has been a visiting lecturer at the Deutsche Richterakademie in Trier, Germany.
Ian is also a photographer: https://ianedwardsphotography.zenfolio.com
He is proud to be an ambassador for parkrun UK and a co-event director (with Professor Grant Wheeler, BIO) of Colney Lane parkrun, based on UEA's campus: https://www.parkrun.org.uk / https://www.parkrun.org.uk/colneylane/
- Ian has worked with the Norfolk Rural Community Council, helping them research the history in Norfolk communities of land owned in trust for the poor. For four years Ian worked as a volunteer Community Panel Member for the Norfolk Youth Offending Team, chairing restorative justice meetings between victims and offenders. He was a member of the Home Office's Steering Group on the Review of the Forensic Science Service. He has also been a committee member for the Supporters of the Norfolk Community Law Service.
Key Research Interests
M. Allen and I. Edwards Criminal Law (2021: OUP, Oxford, 16th edition): https://global.oup.com/academic/product/criminal-law-9780198869931
Chapters in Books
"Persistent Young Offenders: Exploiting the Myth?" in A Saporiti (ed) Exploring Children's Rights (FrancoAngeli Milan 1998)
"Restorative Justice, Sentencing and the Court of Appeal" in C. Hoyle (ed) Restorative Justice (2009: Critical Concepts in Criminology, Routledge) ch 74 (reprinted from  Crim LR 110)
"Victim Participation in Sentencing: The Problems of Incoherence"  Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 39
"The Place of Victims' Preferences in the Sentencing of 'Their' Offenders"  Crim LR 689
"Prisoner Release and Victims of Crime" (2003) 153 NLJ 692
"Making a Referral Order" (2003)153 NLJ 1311
"An Ambiguous Participant: The Crime Victim and Criminal Justice Decision-Making" (2004) 44 British Journal of Criminology 967
"A Genuine Voice?" (2005) 155 NLJ 1341
"Restorative Justice, Sentencing and the Court of Appeal"  Crim LR 110-123
"The Place of Shame in Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour" (2008) 6 British Journal of Community Justice 50-66
"Jurors Online" (with G. Daly) (2009) 173 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 261-262
"Banksy's Graffiti: A Not-So-Simple Case of Criminal Damage?" (2009) 73 Journal of Criminal Law 345-361
"The Evidential Quality of Victim Impact Statements and Family Impact Statements" (2009) 13 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 293-320
“Referral Orders after the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008” (2011) 75 Journal of Criminal Law 45-69
'Victims and Sentencing Councils' (2012) 76 MLR 324-346
Ian's conference papers include
"The Place of Forgiveness in Criminal Justice: A British Perspective"
"Justice for All: Issues Emerging from the Introduction of Restorative Justice into the Youth Justice System of England and Wales" both at 11th International Symposium of World Society of Victimology University of Stellenbosch July 2003
Areas of Expertise
Ian's main teaching interests are in criminal justice: he is module organiser for 'Principles of Criminal Law' and 'Crime and Sentencing'. He has also taught on other modules, including 'Law in Practice', 'Criminology', 'Sociology of Law' and ‘English Legal Process’. He regularly supervises undergraduate dissertations and doctoral theses on a wide range of criminal justice topics. In three separate years he has been nominated by students for a 'Teaching Excellence' award.
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World Society of Victimology's 13th International Symposium on Victimology
23/08/09 → 29/08/09
Juror decision-making regarding a defendant diagnosed with Borderline Personality DisorderBaker, J., Edwards, I. & Beazley, P., Jul 2022, In: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 29, 4, p. 516-534 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Sentencing Councils and VictimsEdwards, I., 1 May 2012, In: The Modern Law Review. 75, 3, p. 324-346 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Referral Orders after the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008Edwards, I., 2011, In: The Journal of Criminal Law. 75, 1, p. 45-69 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article2 Citations (Scopus)
Draft sentencing guidelines for assaultEdwards, I., 2010, In: Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. 174, 44, p. 677-678 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Penal Policy under the Coalition GovernmentEdwards, I., 2010, In: Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. 174, 28, p. 421-423 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article