Professor Paul Almond
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School Director of Research
Professor Paul Almond currently teaches the following courses on the LL.B and LL.M programmes:
- Criminal Law
- Public Law II
- Criminal Justice
He is also currently acting as module convenor for Criminology and Criminal Law.
Areas of Interest
Paul's research interests are in the areas of criminal law, regulation and enforcement, criminology and criminal justice, and health and safety law. He has published in a range of different journals and outlets on these issues. In particular, he has researched and written about the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 into UK law, and his book, 'Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), tackled some of the policy issues around this piece of law. He obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2005 for a doctorate entitled 'The Enforcement of Work-Related Fatality Cases: An Investigation into the Implementation of the Corporate Killing Offence', and his 2007 paper "Regulation Crisis: Evaluating the Potential Legitimising Effects of 'Corporate Manslaughter' Cases" was selected for inclusion in the 2008 special edition of Law and Policy, entitled 'Thirty years of key contributions to debates on law and policy'.
Between 2008-9, Paul was the holder and Principal Investigator of an ESRC Small Grant (£99,862) for a project entitled 'Understanding public perceptions of the social significance of work-related fatality cases'. This involved a 12-month qualitative investigation into public attitudes and concerns in this area of contemporary legal significance. More recently, he has been awarded (along with Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth) a grant by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH, £199,702) to investigate 'The Changing Legitimacy of Health and Safety Regulation, 1960-2013'. This project will run from 2013-15.
Paul is interested in finding ways to use innovative assessment methods to enhance his teaching, and has published academic articles on this topic. He also held (joint, with Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, School of Law) a CETL-AURS Project Fund (value £31,350) to explore the use of Enquiry-Based Learning in the LLB curriculum.
Research groups / Centres
- Almond, P. and van Erp, J. (2020) Regulation and governance versus criminology: disciplinary divides, intersections and opportunities. Regulation and Governance, 14 (2). pp. 167-183. ISSN 1748-5991 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12202
- Almond, P. (2020) Workplace safety and criminalisation: a double-edged sword. In: Bogg, A., Collins, J., Freedland, M. and Herring, J. (eds.) Criminality at Work. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 391-408. ISBN 9780198836995
- Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2019) Health and safety in contemporary Britain: society, legitimacy, and change since 1960. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp326. ISBN 9783030039691 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03970-7
- Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2018) Regulatory inspection and the changing legitimacy of health and safety. Regulation and Governance, 12 (1). pp. 46-63. ISSN 1748-5991 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12155
- Almond, P. and Gray, G. C. (2017) Frontline safety: understanding the workplace as a site of regulatory engagement. Law and Policy, 31 (1). pp. 5-29. ISSN 1467-9930 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/lapo.12070
- Esbester, M. and Almond, P. (2017) Do the public have a problem with health and safety? In: Dingwall, R. and Frost, S. (eds.) Health and safety in a changing world. Routledge, London, pp. 16-35. ISBN 9781138944220
- Almond, P., Esbester, M., D'Cruz, C. and Mayne, L., (2016) The changing legitimacy of health and safety, 1960 - 2015. Report. IOSH, Leicester.
- Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2016) Il/legitimate risks? Occupational health and safety and the public in Britain, c. 1960-2015. In: Crook, T. and Esbester, M. (eds.) Governing risks in modern Britain: danger, safety and accidents, c. 1800-2000. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, pp. 277-296. ISBN 9781137467447 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46745-4_12
- Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2016) The changing legitimacy of health and safety, 1960-2015: understanding the past, preparing for the future. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 14 (1). pp. 81-96. ISSN 1477-4003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2016.1231868
- Almond, P. (2015) Revolution blues: the reconstruction of Health and Safety as a ‘common-sense’ form of regulation. Journal of Law and Society, 42 (2). pp. 202-229. ISSN 0263-323X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2015.00705.x
- Almond, P., Bates, A. and Wilson, C. (2015) Circles of support and accountability: criminal justice volunteers as the 'Deliberative public'. British Journal of Community Justice, 13 (1). pp. 25-40. ISSN 1475-0279
- Almond, P. (2015) Political culture and corporate homicide liability in the UK and Europe. In: van Erp, J., Huisman, W. and Vande Walle, G. (eds.) The Routledge handbook on white-collar and corporate crime in Europe. Routledge, London, pp. 363-378. ISBN 9780415722148
- Haines, F. and Almond, P. (2014) Criminalization and occupational health and safety. In: Bruinsma, G. and Weisburd, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Springer, pp. 838-847. ISBN 9781461456896 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_322
- Niyatullayev, N. and Almond, P. (2014) Money laundering and the shadow economy in Kazakhstan. Journal of Money Laundering Control, 17 (2). pp. 128-140. ISSN 1368-5201 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMLC-05-2013-0015
- Almond, P. and Arthur, R. (2013) Imposing criminal liability onto employers for work-related death : the UK experience. International labor brief, 11 (10). pp. 44-59.
- Almond, P. (2013) Corporate manslaughter and regulatory reform. Crime Prevention and Security Management . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230274525
- Almond, P. and Colover, S. (2012) Communication and social regulation. the criminalization of work-related death. British Journal of Criminology, 52 (5). pp. 997-1016. ISSN 0007-0955 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azs038
- Almond, P. J. (2010) Corporate crime and the ‘crippled epistemology’ of punitiveness. In: Kury , H. and Shea, E. (eds.) Punitivity international developments: vol. 1: punitiveness – a global phenomenon? Universitatsverlag Brockmeyer, Bochum, pp. 53-72. ISBN 9783819607776
- Almond, P. J. and Colover, S. (2010) Mediating punitiveness: understanding public attitudes towards work-related fatality cases. European Journal of Criminology, 7 (5). pp. 323-338. ISSN 1741-2609 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370810373728
- Almond, P. (2009) Understanding the seriousness of corporate crime: Some lessons for the new 'corporate manslaughter' offence. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 9 (2). pp. 145-164. ISSN 1748-8958 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895809102550
- Almond, P. (2009) The dangers of hanging baskets: 'Regulatory myths' and media representations of health and safety regulation. Journal of Law and Society, 36 (3). pp. 352-375. ISSN 0263-323X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2009.00471.x
- Almond, P. (2008) Investigating health and safety regulation: Finding room for small-scale projects. Journal of Law and Society, 35 (1). pp. 108-125. ISSN 0263-323X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2008.00428.x
- Almond, P. (2008) Public perceptions of work-related fatality cases: Reaching the outer limits of 'populist punitiveness'? British Journal of Criminology, 48 (4). pp. 448-467. ISSN 0007-0955 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azn018
- Almond, P. (2007) 'Corporate manslaughter': Changing the relationship between criminal law and the corporation? Prison Service Journal, 169. pp. 14-20. ISSN 0300-3558
- Almond, P. (2007) Regulation crisis: Evaluating the potential legitimising effects of 'corporate manslaughter' cases'. Law and Policy, 29 (3). pp. 285-310. ISSN 0265-8240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9930.2007.00256.x
- Almond, P. (2006) An inspector's-eye view - The prospective enforcement of work-related fatality cases. British Journal of Criminology, 46 (5). pp. 893-916. ISSN 0007-0955 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azl004
- Almond, P. (2009), 'Using an Enquiry-Based Learning Project to Develop Criminological Understanding', Web Journal of Current Legal Issues 3
- Almond, P. (2006) "An Inspector's -Eye View: The Prospective Enforcement of Work-Related Fatality Cases", British Journal of Criminology, 46/5: 892-916
Recent Conference Papers:
- "Mediating Punitiveness: Understanding Public Attitudes Towards Work-Related Fatality Cases", presented at the SLSA Annual Conference, UWE Bristol, 31 March 2010.
- "Mediating Punitiveness: Understanding Public Attitudes Towards Work-Related Fatality Cases", presented with Sarah Colover at the European Society of Criminology Conference, Ljubljana, 10 September 2009.
- "Corporate Manslaughter and the Culture of Control", presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Denver, USA, 28-31 May 2009.
- "The Dangers of Hanging Baskets: The Delegitimatory Effects of Regulatory Myths", presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Montreal, 31 May 2008.
- "Regulatory Myths' as Normative Challenges to Regulatory Legitimacy", presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Manchester, 19 March 2008.
- "Investigating Public Perceptions of Legal Responses in Work-Related Fatality Cases", presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, July 2007.
- "Understanding the Seriousness of White-Collar and Corporate Crime: Some Lessons for the Corporate Manslaughter Reform Project" presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Glasgow, 6 July 2006.
- "An Inspector"s-Eye View: The Prospective Enforcement of Work-Related Fatality Cases" presented at the W.G. Hart Legal Workshop on Understanding Law and Legal Process: The Approaches, Value and Outcomes of Empirical Research, IALS, June 2005.
New items about Paul
- Report on the 2020 Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference
- Paul Almond appeared on BBC WM (West Midlands)
- Professor Paul Almond appeared on the Anne Diamond show
- Health and safety myths interview
- Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Grant – Dr Paul Almond