Staff Profile:Professor Paul Almond

Name:
Professor Paul Almond
Job Title:
Professor of Law
Responsibilities:

School Director of Research

Professor Paul Almond currently teaches the following courses on the LL.B and LL.M programmes:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • 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.

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Further Publications: 

  • Almond, P. (2009), 'Using an Enquiry-Based Learning Project to Develop Criminological Understanding', Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
  • 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.
Qualifications:
LL.B (Birmingham)
PhD (Birmingham)

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Contact Details

Email:
p.j.almond@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7527

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