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Dr Noel Cross

Dr Noel Cross

Telephone: 0151 231 3902

Biography

I am programme leader for the BA Criminal Justice, LLB Law and Criminal Justice, and BSc Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice programmes in the School of Law at LJMU. I have worked in the School of Law at LJMU for 14 years now, having joined as a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice in September 2002, before becoming Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader in Criminal Justice in April 2011. Prior to joining LJMU, I worked as a research assistant and assistant lecturer at the University of Wales Swansea (now Swansea University) during my doctoral studies in the field of bail support services for young people involved in the youth justice process. Drawing on my previous academic experience of studying criminal law as part of my undergraduate degree, I have taught a module comparing criminal law and criminal justice to students on Criminal Justice programmes for 10 years now, and have also published a textbook on this subject as an extension of the themes which form part of the teaching on this module. I have also taught a variety of other modules while at LJMU, often focusing on what I see as being particular challenges to the criminal law in terms of how it is applied in criminal justice practice (for example, youth justice and the special treatment which young people accused of crime are and should be entitled to by the law; and crimes of the powerful, which often involve internationally-orientated group criminal activity of various kinds and/or crime which can be hidden by social power, rather than isolated and publically visible individual wrongdoing). I remain very interested, in both teaching and research terms, in how the criminal law is applied in criminal justice practice, and in philosophical debates on the form and functions of criminal law.

Degrees

2005, Swansea University, United Kingdom, PhD Applied Social Studies
2000, Swansea University, United Kingdom, MA Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology
1998, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, BA Jurisprudence

Publications

Journal Articles

Mair G, Cross N, Taylor S. 2017. The Use & Impact of The Community Order & The Suspended Sentence Order. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.,

Cross N. 2008. Review: Assessing the Use and Impact of Anti-social Behaviour Orders Roger Matthews, Helen Easton, Daniel Briggs and Ken Pease: Policy Press, 2007; pp 80; £14.99, pbk ISBN 978—1—847420—57—2 Probation Journal, 55 :418-420 >DOI

Mair G, Cross N, Taylor S. 2008. The Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order: The views and attitudes of sentencers London, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies,

Taylor S, Mair G, Cross N. 2007. The Use & Impact of The Community Order & The Suspended Sentence Order London, Centre for Crime & Justice Studies,

Mair G, Cross N, Taylor S. The Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order: The views and attitudes of sentencers. London, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.,

Books

Cross ND. 2012. Law Express: Criminology Pearson. Harlow

Cross N. 2010. Criminal law & criminal justice: An introduction :1-230 9781446288283 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: LJMU Amazing Teaching Awards 2014 - Amazing Course Team

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Glyndwr University, Award student examined for: PhD

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy