|Post:||Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Responsibility (Law)|
|Location:||Friston Building Fr-252|
|International:||+44 1273 678796|
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- LLB (Leicester)
- LLM (London)
- Lecturer then Senior Lecturer, Kingston University 1977-1990
- Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex 1990-94
- Senior Lecturer in Law 1994 -
- External examiner experience: Kent, De Montfort, City, Westminster, Lincoln, Warwick, College of Law GDL.
- Validation/ Review of degrees Kent (1996); Westminster (1997); De Montfort (2001, 2004)
- Occasional lectures to College of Law, firms of solicitors
- Reviewer for submissions to Child and Family Law Quarterly
£26,000 (2007) with Liz McConville, Suzy Braye and Jo Bridgeman,'Talking Dads' project
£10,000 (1994) with R.K. Vogler and B.Luckock: Comparative study of child protection in England, France and Belgium
Children, sexual offences and the criminal law (2010)
Being Responsible, Becoming Responsible and Having Responsibility Thrust Upon you (2008)
The Physical Punishment of Children: the Role of the State in Protecting children and guiding parents (2007)
The Responsibility of Children Under English Criminal Law (2007)
Reckless Children (2007)
Protecting or punishing children: Physical punishment, Human Rights and English law reform (2006)
Responsibility under English Criminal Law for omissions (2004)
Rethinking the law on reasonable chastisement (2003)
July 10-12 2008, 'Gender, Family Responsibility and Legal Change' conference
November 2007, 'Older people and mental capacity' workshop
May 2006, 'Reciprocal Responsibilities, the Family and Older People' workshop
September 2005, 'Responsibilty and the family' symposium
2006 University of Sussex Teaching Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching
Head of SLS
My main areas of research are the criminal law and family (especially child) law and the role played in each by the concept(s) of responsibility. I am currently working on a monograph, Children, Responsibility and the Criminal Law. In 2006 I presented a paper on the responsibility of children in the criminal law to the second Sussex symposium on responsibility, law and the family which formed the basis for my article in CFLQ 2007. In July 2007 I gave a paper to 'Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Workshop' at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRAASH) at the University of Cambridge on the physical punishment of children: the role of the State in protecting children and guiding parents building upon my article in Legal Studies in 2006. In July 2010 I presented a paper to the Current Legal Issues, Law and Childhood Studies Colloquium at UCL, on Children, the Criminal Law and Sexual offences which explored, the relationship between the age of consent and the age of crminal responsbility. This is due to be published in Current Legal Issues, volume 14 (OUP) in March 2012 as 'When the kissing has to stop: children and sexual offences'.
In May 2012 I will be presenting a paper to a symposium on wealth and poverty in close personal relationships (in Onati, Spain) which will consider whether the emphasis upon individual parental responsbility for child support is consistent with the objective of eradicating child poverty by 2020, returning to an earlier research interest but within the framework of responsibility.
I was joint editor (with Craig Lind) of a special issue of the Journal of Law and Society, 'Children, Family Responsibilities and the State' (arising from proceedings at the second Sussex symposium on responsibility) published in 2008 (and as a book by Blackwell). The proceedings from the first symposium, 'Responsibility, Law and the Family' were published by Ashgate in 2008 (edited by Jo Bridgeman, Heather Keating and Craig Lind). I was also a contributor to this volume, with an essay exploring the concept of responsibility in the context of offending by children. Two further edited collections, arising from an international and interdisciplinary conference held at Sussex Law School and organised by Jo Bridgeman, Craig Lind and myself, 'Taking Responsibility: Law and the Changing Family' (2011) and 'Regulating Family Responsibilities' (2011) were also published by Ashgate. The latter volume contained an essay written with Jo Bridgman which explored caring responsibilities, harm and compassionate acts. This essay formed the basis of further work between us on the case for a partial defence of compassionate killing. We hope to publish this shortly.
I have also organised three one-day workshops around the theme of the responsibility of the state and families towards older people, drawing together academic and practising lawyers, social workers and social scientists. I convened the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice stream of the SLSA conference which was held at Sussex in April 2011. Jo Bridgeman, Craig Lind and myself are currently organising a two day workshop to celebrate twenty-one years of the Children Act 1989 to be held at Sussex in October 2012.
I have supervised MPhil and DPhil dissertations on: Art fraud; Business Crime (a comparison between French and English law); International child abduction; Juvenile offending within the school context (a comparison between England and Korea); the implementation of referral orders into the Youth Criminal Justice system, the implementation of the Children Act 1989 and a comparative study (of England and Sweden) of joint residence orders under the Children Act 1989. I am currently supervising DPhil students who are researching: obstacles to women's rights in Tajikistan: the criminal justice system response to violence against women; the resurgence of interest in rehabilitation in the criminal justice system; legal and non-legal responses to violence by children in schools and achieving best evidence in interviews with children concrning child sexual abuse. I am particularly interested in supervising research which explores the criminal law's response to offending by children.
I supervise LLM, CPE and undergraduate dissertations across a range of criminal law /family law subjects.
- Criminal Law - undergraduate and CPE, lectures and seminars (Convenor)
- Family Law - final year undergraduate, lectures and seminars
- Post-graduate: LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: teaching on the two core courses: Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Understanding Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 2010 -
- Former teaching includes: LLM Theory and research in Family Law; Responsibility, Rights and Family Law; Legal Regulation of Adult RelationshipsChild Law - LLM. Comparative Penology - LLM. Mentally Disordered offenders - LLM. Policing - Diploma
My next office hours will be Wednesday 22nd May at 11am and Friday 24th May at 12 noon.
I'm afraid times will be subject to change dirng the assessment block but I will update Sussex Direct.
A sign up sheet is placed on my office door (Friston 252)
Keating, Heather and Bridgeman, Jo (2012) Compassionate killings: the case for a partial defence. The Modern Law Review, 75 (5). pp. 697-721. ISSN 0026-7961
Keating, Heather (2012) When the kissing has to stop: children, sexual behaviour, and the criminal law. In: Law and Childhood Studies. Current Legal Issues, 14 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 264-280.
Bridgeman, Jo, Keating, Heather and Lind, Craig (2011) Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate. ISBN 9781409402008
Keating, Heather (2011) Supporting, Fostering and Coercing? The Legal Regulation of thr Exercise of Family Responsibilities. In: Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate, pp. 1-18.
Keating, Heather and Bridgeman, Jo (2011) Caring responsibilities, harm and compassionate acts. In: Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate. ISBN 9781409402008
Keating, Heather, Bridgeman, Jo and Unset (2011) Intensive caring responsibilities and crimes of compassion? In: Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1409402002
Bridgeman, Jo, Keating, Heather, Lind, Craig and et al, (2011) Introduction: Regulating Family Responsibilities. In: Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-0200-8
Keating, Heather (2011) Re MA: the significance of harm. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23 (1). pp. 115-127. ISSN 1358-8184
Bridgeman, Jo, Keating, Heather and Lind, Craig (2011) Supporting, Fostering and Coercing? The Legal Regulation of the Exercise of Family Responsibilities. In: Regulating Family Responsibilities. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781409402008
Keating, Heather (2011) Taking family responsibility or having it imposed? In: Taking Responsiblity: Law and the Changing Family. Ashgate, Farnham, England, pp. 1-24. ISBN 9781409402022
Lind, Craig, Keating, Heather and Bridgeman, Jo (2010) Taking Responsibility: Law and the Changing Family. Ashgate. ISBN 9781409402022
Keating, Heather, Clarkson, CMV and Cunningham, S (2010) Clarkson and Keating Criminal law : text and materials. Sweet and Maxwell. ISBN 9781847039187
Keating, Heather (2010) Youth Justice. In: The law and social work : contemporary issues for practice. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230543034
Lind, Craig, Keating, Heather and Bridgeman, Jo (2010) Taking Family Responsibility or Having it Imposed? In: Taking Responsibility, Law and the Changing Family. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-0202-2
Keating, Heather (2009) Suspicions, sitting on the fence and standards of proof. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 21 (2). pp. 230-241. ISSN 1358-8184
Braye, Suzy, Bridgeman, Jo, Keating, Heather and McDonnell, Elizabeth (2009) Talking Dads: The Experiences of Young Fathers in Brighton & Hove. Project Report. University of Sussex, Brighton.
Keating, Heather (2009) Talking dads: the experiences of young fathers in Brighton and Hove. Unset.
Lind, Craig and Keating, Heather (2008) Introduction: Responsible Parents and a Responsible State. Journal of Law and Society, 35 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0263-323X
Keating, Heather (2008) Being responsible, becoming responsible and having responsibility thrust upon them: constructing the `responsibility' of children and parents. In: Responsibility, Law and the Family. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 125-144. ISBN 9780754671091
Lind, Craig (2008) Children, Family Responsibilities and the State. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781405183017
Keating, Heather (2008) Conceptualising family responsibility. In: Responsibility, law and the family. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754671091
Lind, Craig and Keating, Heather (2008) Introduction: Responsible Parents and a Responsible State. In: Children, Family Responsibilities and the State. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781405183017
Bridgeman, Jo, Lind, Craig, Keating, Heather, Churchill , Harriet, Williams, John, Morrow , Virginia, James , Adrian, Kerring , Jonathan, Collier, Richard, Wade, Amanda and Freeman, Michael (2008) Responsibility, Law and the Family. Ashgate. ISBN 9780754671091
Keating, Heather and Temkin, Jennifer (2008) Strangers in a Strange Land: the Position of the Foreign Prisoner in the UK Special Issue. Contemporary Issues In Law, 9 (2). ISSN 1357-0374
Clarkson, C M V, Keating, H M and Cunningham, S R (2007) Clarkson and Keating Criminal Law Text and Materials. Sweet and Maxwell. ISBN 978-0-421-94780-1
Keating, Heather (2007) Reckless children. Criminal Law Review, 2007 (7). pp. 546-558. ISSN 0011-135X
Keating, Heather (2007) The 'responsibility' of children in the criminal law. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 19 (2). pp. 183-203. ISSN 1358-8184
Keating, Heather (2006) Protecting or punishing children: physical punishment, human rights and English law reform. Legal Studies, 26 (3). pp. 394-413. ISSN 0261-3875
Keating, Heather (2005) Responsibility under English criminal law for omissions. In: Atti del convegno di studi. Unset.
Clarkson, C M V, Keating, Heather and Cunningham, S R (2003) Criminal Law: Text and Materials. Sweet and Maxwell. ISBN 9780421947801
Clarkson, C M V and Keating, H M (1998) Criminal Law: Text & Materials 4th Edition. Sweet & Maxwell. ISBN 978-0421587106
Keating, Heather (1997) The Belgian Flemish child protection system - confidentiality, voluntarism and coercion. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 9. pp. 101-114.
Luckock, Barry, Vogler, Richard and Keating, Heather (1997) The Belgian Flemish child protection system - Confidentiality voluntarism and coercion. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 9 (2). pp. 101-113. ISSN 1358-8184
Reddaway, J and Keating, H (1997) Child abduction: would protecting vulnerable children drive a coach and four through the principles of the Hague Convention? International Journal of Children's Rights, 5 (1). pp. 77-96. ISSN 0927-5568
Keating, Heather (1996) The law commission report on involuntary manslaughter: (1) the restoration of a serious crime. Criminal Law Review, August. pp. 535-544. ISSN 0011-135X
Luckock, Barry, Vogler, Richard and Keating, Heather (1996) Child Protection in France and England - authority legalism and social work practice. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 8 (4). pp. 297-312. ISSN 1358-8184
Keating, Heather (1995) Children come first? Contemporary Issues in Law. ISSN 1357-0374
Keating, Heather (1994) Conspiracy to supply vitamin pills? Law Quarterly Review, 110. pp. 373-376. ISSN 0023-933X
Keating, Heather (1987) Fatal and non-fatal offences against the person under the draft criminal code. In: Criminal law and justice: essays from the W.G. Hart workshop, 1986. Sweet and Maxwell, London. ISBN 0421377704
Clarkson, C M V and Keating, H M (1986) Codification: Offences against the person under the draft Criminal code. Journal of Criminal Law.