Dr Thom Brooks
Reader in Law
Thom’s research is focussed on criminalisation and punishment, including a monograph Punishment (2012) in which he continues to develop his “unified theory of punishment”, bringing together multiple sentencing purposes within a coherent framework. This research was identified as one of the top 100 Big Ideas for the Future by the Research Councils UK in 2010. Current research examines how the unified theory of punishment may help improve the design of sentencing guidelines.
Keywords: Criminal Justice; Criminal Law; Criminalization; Punishment; Sentencing