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Dr Lorie Charlesworth

Dr Lorie Charlesworth

Telephone: 0151 231 3630

Biography

Dr Lorie Charlesworth PhD, LLM, BA FHEA, is Reader in Law and History, Law School, Liverpool John Moores University. She has published extensively the Poor Law, including a monograph Welfare’s Forgotten Past: A Socio Legal History of the Poor Law (Routledge, 2010). More recently her research concerns the ‘minor’, war crimes trials in Occupied Germany. She has given many conference papers. She is Editor in Chief of the Liverpool Law Review, published by Springer in the Netherlands; Editor of Law Crimes and History, and a Director of SOLON: Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies in Law, Crime and Bad Behaviour. She is currently an Associate Fellow of the Human Rights Consortium.

Languages

French
German

Publications

Journal article

Charlesworth LR. 2013. ‘On the Dangerous Game of collaborating with Nazis: An historico-socio-legal reconstruction of that forgotten past located within silence, absence and [dis]connections between law’s history and critical legal scholarship’, Law Crime and History, Vol. 3 :52-81 Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR. 2010. England's early 'Big Society': parish welfare under the Old Poor Law History and Policy Paper, Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR. 2007. ‘On historical contextualisation: some further reflections’ Crimes and Misdemeanours: deviance and the law in historical perspective, 1 :107-109 Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR. 2007. Forgotten Justice: forgetting law’s history and victims’ justice in British ‘minor’ war crimes trials in Germany 1945-8 Amicus Curiae, 74 :2-10

Charlesworth LR. 2007. ‘The law of settlement and removals viewed as a model of property rights for the poor,’ Papers in Land Management, :1-13 Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR. 2007. ‘On historical contextualisation: some critical socio-legal reflections,’ Position Paper: Crimes and Misdemeanours: deviance and the law in historical perspective, 1 :1-40 Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR, Salter M. 2006. ‘Ensuring the After-life of the Ciano Diaries: Allen Dulles’ Provision of Nuremberg Trial Evidence’ Intelligence and National Security, 21 :568-603 DOI

Charlesworth LR. 2006. ‘Dickens and the Poor Law: the novels of Charles Dickens as a source for socio-legal historical reconstructions,’ International Journal of the Book, :1-13

Salter M, Charlesworth L. 2006. Genocide and war crimes trials: Part two Liverpool Law Review, 27 :1-3 DOI

Salter M, Charlesworth L. 2006. Ribbentrop and the Ciano diaries at the Nuremberg trial Journal of International Criminal Justice, 4 :103-127 DOI

Charlesworth LR. 2006. ‘Readings of begging: the legal response to begging considered in its modern and historical context,’ Nottingham Law Journal, 15 :1-12

Salter M, Charlesworth LR. 2006. ‘Ribbentrop and the Ciano Diaries within the Nuremberg Trial,’ Journal of International Criminal Justice, 1 :103-127

Charlesworth LR. 2006. ‘Prosecuting and defending diplomats as war criminals: Ribbentrop at the Nuremberg Trial,’ Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 27 :67-96 DOI

Charlesworth L. 2006. 2 sas regiment, war crimes investigations, and british intelligence: Intelligence officials and the natzweiler trial Journal of Intelligence History, 6 :13-60 DOI

Salter M, Charlesworth L. 2005. Editors' introduction: Genocide and war crimes trials Liverpool Law Review, 26 :205-207 DOI

Charlesworth LR. 1999. Why is it a Crime to be Poor Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 21

Charlesworth LR. 1999. The Poor Law: A modern legal analysis. Journal of Social Security Law, :79-92

Charlesworth LR. 1998. Poor Law on the Wirral, The Guardian’s Version Cheshire History, 36 :70-81

Charlesworth L. 1995. Whiggery thuggery in hard times, which poor law will the government adopt? The Liverpool Law Review, 17 :207-214 DOI

Charlesworth L. 1994. Consumer protection in sale of goods agreements: An ancient right in modern guise? The Liverpool Law Review, 16 :167-186 DOI

Charlesworth LR. 1994. Consumer Protection in Sale of Goods Agreements: An Ancient Right in Modern Guise? Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 14

Charlesworth LR. 2 SAS Regiment, War Crimes Investigations and British Intelligence: Intelligence Officials and the Natzweiler Trial Journal of Intelligence History, :1-48

Charlesworth LR, Salter M. Editorial, Genocide and War Crimes Trial Vol II Charlesworth LR, Salter M. Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 27 :67-69

Charlesworth LR, Salter M . Editorial, Genocide and War Crimes Trials Vol. I Charlesworth LR, Salter M. Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 26 :205-207

Charlesworth LR. The Connections between Poor Relief and Charity in a Legal and Local Context Voluntary Action History Society, Publisher Url

Charlesworth LR. The poet and the poor law. Reflections upon John Clare’s The Parish, Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 23 :167-178 DOI

Charlesworth LR. Tranmere Township in the Nineteenth Century; An Introduction to the Operation of the Tranmere Vestry Cheshire History, 40 :40-55

Charlesworth LR. Whiggery Thuggery in Hard Times, which Poor Law will the Government Adopt? Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 15 :207-214

Charlesworth LR. On legal history Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 22 :121-122

Book

Charlesworth L. 2011. Welfare's Forgotten Past Routledge-Cavendish Pub Ltd 9780415685788

Charlesworth L. 2009. Welfare's forgotten past: A socio-legal history of the poor law :1-234 9780203863671 DOI

Charlesworth LR. Welfare's Forgotten Past Routledge-Cavendish

Chapters

Charlesworth LR. 2009. ‘Justices of the Peace,’ (English Common Law) Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Legal History 5 Oxford University Press. New York 9780195134056

Charlesworth LR. 2009. ‘Poor Law,’ (English Common Law) Katz SM. Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 5 Oxford University Press. New York 9780195134056

Charlesworth LR. 2007. ‘Poor Law in the City: A comparative legal analysis of the effect of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act upon the Administration of Poor Relief in the Ports of Liverpool and Chester,’ Lewis A. Law in the City: proceedings of the seventeenth British Legal History Conference 2005 1 :206-229 Four Courts Press. Dublin

Charlesworth LR. 'Big Society' legal structures, Poor Law and the myth of a voluntary society Ishkanian A, Szreter S. The Big Society Debate. A New Agenda for Social Welfare? 1 :50-60 Edward Elgar. Cheltenham DOI

Charlesworth LR. How poor law rights were lost but Victorian values survived: a reconsideration of some of the hidden values of welfare provision Hudson A. New Perspectives in Property Law, Human Rights and the Home :271-295 Cavendish. London DOI

Thesis/Dissertation

Charlesworth LR. 1999. Salutary and Humane Law, A Legal History of the Law of Settlement and Removal, c1795-1865. Rose ME. Manchester University

Conference publication

Charlesworth LR. ‘Theory’s betrayal of legality, is there no law after Auschwitz? An historical reconstruction that explores how far juristic posturing colludes with negative political agendas’ From Human Rights to the Primacy of the Political Conference,

Charlesworth LR. ‘Allied ‘minor' war crimes trials and German law under Nazi rule: an exploration of colliding cultural and legal ‘norms’. Seminar Series, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

Charlesworth LR. ‘Local government/localism and the Big Society’ History and Policy – Cabinet Office Strategy Unit/Office for Civil Society Seminar

Charlesworth LR. ‘The Irish in Nineteenth Century Chester and Poor Law Inequalities’ Nineteenth Century Legal Perspectives: Inequality and Prejudice? Diversity Festival Week;

Charlesworth LR. ‘“I should like to amend the Royal Warrant, to death by breaking on the wheel”. Deconstructing the personal in British war crimes trials in Occupied Germany, 1945’.

Charlesworth LR. ‘The Act of 1601, Poor Law and Charity: the Connections between Poor Relief and Charity in a Legal and Local Context.’ Voluntary Action History Society Conference

Charlesworth LR. ‘Serving soldiers as activists? Prosecuting war criminals in Occupied Germany 1945,’ Modern Activism Conference, SOLON-LJMU, ICBH at King's College London

Charlesworth LR. ‘On considering poor law from a legal perspective in national and local history’, Centre for Local history, Invited Speaker Series

Charlesworth LR. ‘The Big Society in an historical context’ The Big Society? One Day Workshop

Charlesworth LR. ‘Local Government, Poor Law and a mythical ‘Big Workshop on Thinking Critically about “the Big Society, LSE, Department of Social Policy and Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD).

Charlesworth LR, Rowbotham JR, Kandiah MR. ‘Conference report: War Crimes - Retrospectives and prospects, February 19-21, 2009’, Amicus Curiae, 78, Spring (2009),, pp.14-16, with Michael Kandiah and Judith Rowbotham. Spring 2009

Book review

Charlesworth LR. Susan George, Liverpool Park Estates. (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000), 165pp Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal issues, 22 :287-289

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Politics, Policing ad Punishment in PostWWII War Crimes Trials in Germany- That's the Way to Do it?, After the War: Diplomatic Strategies for Post-Conflict Environments, King's College London, Oral presentation. 2018

Fellowships:

Associate Fellow, Human Rights Consortium, Schools of Advanced Study, University of london. 2010

Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. 2009

Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Schools Of Advanced Studies, University of london. 2008

Editorial boards:

International Journal of the Book, Associate Editor. 2006

Liverpool Law Review, Editor in Chief. 2000

Liverpool Law Review, Member Editorial Board. 1997