Prof Jennifer Temkin
|Post:||Emeritus Professor (Law)|
|Location:||Friston Building Fr-203|
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Date of Appointment: October 1992
- London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
- LLM (Distinction)
- Inns of Court School of Law
- Barrister (Middle Temple)
- 2002 LLD (University of London)
- 2009 Academician, Academy of Social Sciences
- 2009 Bencher, Middle Temple
- Lecturer in Law, LSE
- Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law, University of Buckingham
- Visiting Professor of Law, University of Toronto
Sussex University Activities:
- Director, Centre for Legal Studies, 1994-96
- Director, CPE/GDL Programme, School of Law, 1999-2006
- Chair, Criminal Law Research Group, 2008-
1. Law Reform
- Member, Old Bailey Scrutiny Committee on Draft Criminal Code, 1985-1986
- Member, Home Office Advisory Group on Video-Recorded Evidence in Criminal Trials [The Pigot Committee], 1988-1989
- Member, National Children's Home Committee of Enquiry into Children and Young People Who Abuse Other Children, 1990-1992
- Member, Justice Committee on Sexual Offences Law Reform, 1998
- Member, External Reference Group, Home Office Sex Offences Review, 1999-2000
- Patron (with Margaret Drabble), SCOSAC (Standing Committee on Sexually Abused Children), 1993-1996
- Peer Reviewer, Ministry of Justice Research Report,"Providing Anonymity to Rape Defendants:An Assessment of Evidence" (2010).
2. Education and Higher Education
- Member, Committee of Heads of University Law Schools, 1989-1992, 1994-96
- Member, Discipline Committee, University College London, 1994-
- Governor, South Hampstead High School for Girls, 1992-1999
3. Research Related
- Member, Executive Committee and European Secretary, International Society of Family Law, 1973-1977
- Member, Editorial Advisory Group, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 1984-
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Criminal Law, 1986-2005
- Member, Society of Public Teachers of Law Criminal Law Sub-Committee, 1992-
- Founding Member, Women Law Teachers' Group
- Scientific Expert, Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Treatment of Sex Offenders, 2003-5
- Member, Expert Group on Rape and Sexual Assault, Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme, Department of Health and National Institute for Mental Health in England, 2005-2007
- Member, Board of Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault (DFCASA), Society of Apothecaries of London, 2010-
4. Research Related Training
- "Setting the Scene". Judicial Studies Board, Serious Sexual Offences Training Seminar for Judges, November 2003, July 2004, November 2004.
- "Sexual History Evidence:Section 41" North Eastern Circuit Sexual Offences Training Seminar, December, 2006.
- "The Cross-Examination of Complainants in Sexual Assault Cases" Western Circuit Rape and Serious Sex Offences Training Conference, March,2007
- "The Myths and Stereotypes of Rape" Crown Prosecution Service, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Training Courses, March, May, June, September, December 2009, December 2010.
- "Sexual Offences and the Law". Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Forensic Gynaecology Training Conference, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009.
- "Rape Myths and their Implications" Sexuality and Sexual Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine, March 14, 2008.
- "Attitudes and the ‘Justice Gap’: The Perennial Challenge of Effective Change”, Canadian National Judicial Institute Seminar “Women and Girls and the Justice System”, Ottawa, November 3,2009
- BBC Televsion, ITN and Channel 4 News,Sky News
- Television Documentaries e.g. Panorama', Dispatches
- BBC Radio 4: World at One, P.M., Law in Action, Woman's Hour, The Moral Maze (weekly panel member 1990), File on Four, Today, Unreliable Evidence
- Radio 5 Live
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (on the nomination of the Council), 1989
Professor of Law, School of Law
- Criminal Justice
- Criminal Law
- Forensic Science
Research in Progress:
- Research into the use of myths in rape trials in England with Dr Jacqueline Grey, Middlesex University (Nuffield Foundation)
- Research into hate crime with Professor Rupert Brown,Department of Psychology, University of Sussex
Past and Present Research Grants and Contracts:
- Leverhulme Trust
- Home Office
- German Science Foundation 2005- 8
- ESRC 2007- 2010
- Nuffield 2010-
Recent and Forthcoming Conference Speeches and Seminars
- "Rape and Sexual Assault: What Have We Achieved and Where Do We Go From Here", Rights of Women Conference on Violence Against Women, July 2003.
- "Consent and Proof", International Association of Penal Law Conference, University of Birmingham, November 2003.
- "The Sexual Offences Bill: Controversial Aspects", session with House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, April 2003.
- "The Sexual Offences Act 2003", Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Training Conference, March 2004.
- "Setting the Scene", Judicial Studies Board, Serious Sexual Offences Seminar, November 2003, July 2004, November 2004.
- "Legal Responses to Sexual Violence", Conference on "Criminalising Gendered Violence", Bristol University, September 2004.
- "Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Social Science Research", University of Sussex, November 2004
- "A New Law on Sexual Offences for Scotland: Is the Scottish Draft Code the Way Forward?", Scottish Law Commission, Seminar on Sexual Offences and the Draft Code, University of Edinburgh, March 2005.
- "Do We Need to Exercise Some Control Over Judicial Decision-Making in Sexual Offence Trials?" Royal Society of Medicine, Conference on "Sex and Abuse: Men and Rape", 28 June 2005.
- "Why Are So Many Alleged Sex Offenders Acquitted?" Bar Conference 2005, 15 October 2005.
- "The Justice Gap: Who or What is the Problem", Law Seminar Series, University of Nottingham, 10 March 2006.
- "Sexual Offences and the Law", Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Conference, May 2006; May 2007.
- "Section 41: The Law Inaction", North Eastern Circuit Sexual Offences Seminar, November 2006.
- "Prosecuting Sexual Violence: Is The ECHR A Help Or A Hindrance" Modern Law Review, Gender and Human Rights Conference, January 2007.
- "The Cross-Examination of Complainants in Sexual Assault Cases", Western Circuit Rape and Serious Sex Offences Conference, March 2007
- Chair, "Foreign Prisoners in British Jails", Sussex Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Research Group Workshop, March 2008.
- "Rape Myths and Their Implications" Royal Society of Medicine Sexuality and Sexual Health Section, Conference, April 2008.
- "The Problem of Attitude in Rape Cases" University of the West of England Conference on "Sexual Offences and Criminal Justice: Challenging Myths, Supporting Victims" September 9, 2008.
- "Sexual Offences and the Law", Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Conference, May 2009.
- "Hate Crime: A Problem for the Criminal Justice System", Sussex University, Workshop on Hate Crime, May 2009.
- “Challenging the Myths of Rape”, Seminar, University of Ottawa Law School, November 2, 2009.
- "Attitudes and the ‘Justice Gap’: The Perennial Challenge of Effective Change”, Canadian National Judicial Institute, Seminar “Women and Girls and the Justice System”, Ottawa, November 3,2009.
- "Tackling Rape Stereotypes within the Criminal Justice System", Keynote Address, Division of Forensic Psychology, Annual Conference, University of Kent, 2010.
- "Sexual Offences Law Reform in England and Wales:Achievements and Challenges", University of Auckland, Otago University, New Zealand,2010.
- Expert Advisor, Disability Forum, Disability Protection Project, Handicap International,2010.
- Criminal Law
- Forensic Science and the Legal Process
- Frameworks of English Law
- Understanding Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (LLM)
- Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (LLM)
- Sexual Violence and Hate Crime (LLM)
Tuesday 11.30-12.30, 4-5 and other times. Students are requested to make an appointment.
Kelly, Liz, Temkin, Jennifer and Griffiths, Sue (2006) Section 41: An Evaluation Of New Legislation Limiting Sexual History Evidence In Rape Trials. Home Office.
Temkin, Jennifer and Ashworth, Andrew (2004) The sexual offences act 2003: (1) Rape, Sexual Assaults and the Problems of Consent. Criminal Law Review. pp. 328-346. ISSN 0011-135X
Temkin, Jennifer (2003) Sexual History Evidence - Beware the Backlash. Criminal Law Review, 2003 (4). pp. 217-242. ISSN 0011-135X
Temkin, Jennifer (2002) Rape and the legal process. Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice . Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-876355-0
Temkin, Jennifer (2002) Digging the dirt: disclosure of records in sexual assault cases. Cambridge Law Journal, 61 (1). pp. 126-145. ISSN 0008-1973