Dr Liz Campbell


University of Edinburgh


Liz joined the School of Law at Edinburgh in 2012 as senior lecturer in criminal law and evidence, having being based at Aberdeen since 2007. She researches in the broad area of criminal justice and criminal procedure, with a particular interest in the legal responses to organised crime, the use of DNA databases, and the presumption of innocence.

Her recent publications have appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, the Edinburgh Law Review, the Juridical Review, the Criminal Law Review, Legal Studies and the International Journal of Evidence and Proof. In addition she has co-authored a textbook on Irish criminal law.

She is a regular participant at national and international conferences, and have given guest lectures in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has been a visiting lecturer and scholar at the Universities of Maryland and Baltimore and the Victoria University of Wellington, and spent time as a visiting researcher at New York University. She frequently provides expert commentary for local and national media, and was a key participant in an Irish documentary on organised crime.

With the support of a Fulbright fellowship in 2011-12, she continued her research on the legal reactions to organised crime in the UK and Ireland. Organised Crime and the Law: A Comparative Analysis was published by Hart in February 2013.


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