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Dr Simon Flacks

  • MRES Programme Director
  • Alumni communications

Simon currently teaches the following courses:

  • LLB: Family law; Criminology; Human Rights, Research Project Placement
Human rights, drug law and policy, youth justice, criminology, family law, discrimination law, law, gender and sexuality.

Further Publications:

  • Flacks S. (2014) Risk, Welfare and the Treatment of Adolescent Cannabis Users in England, British Journal of Criminology, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azt066

A book review:

  • Tough Choices: Risk, Security and the Criminalization of Drug Policy
    Criminology and Criminal Justice February 2013 13 : 127 - 129,doi:10.1177/1748895812468663

Recent Conferences/Seminars:

  • Invited speaker: Children, Drug Treatment & Crime Control, Brunel University, 21 September 2013
  • 'A Risky Business? The Governance of Young People's Drug Treatment, Socio-legal Studies Association Conference, York Univ., April 2013
  • 'Children's Rights and Drug Use', AHRI-COST Annual Human Rights Conference 2012, Vienna, September 2012
  • 'The exclusion of 'addiction' from the UK Equality Act', International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, University of Kent, May 2012
  • Organiser, round table discussion on 'The Spectre of Interdisciplinarity', Socio-legal Studies Association Conference, De Montford Univ., Leicester, April 2012
  • 'Young Illicit Drug Users in England: The Socio-legal Construction of a Problem', at Beyond the Buzzword: Problematising Drugs, Monash University, Prato, Italy [October 2011]

Biographical Details:

Simon joined the School of Law in 2012, having undertaken a PhD at the University of Vienna (2010-2012) which involved social research into adolescent drug treatment in England, and analysis of UK drug law and policy. Prior to this, he worked as a newspaper journalist and as a child rights officer for the Child Rights International Network.

Other Activities:

  • SLS, Member
  • SLSA, Member
  • Trustee, North Kensington Law Centre


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