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Stephen Forster

Stephen Forster

Telephone: 0151 231 3615

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Biography

Graduated in 1994 from Lancashire Polytechnic (now UCLAN) in law with a 2.1 Hons degree. On graduation, I worked in the legal department of Lancashire trading standards and later in criminal practice in Manchester. I specialise in criminal law and practice and related areas. I have taught at Lancaster University and BPP college before joining LJMU in 2009.

Degrees

1994, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, Law Degree LLB(Hons)

Academic appointments

Senior Law Lecturer, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present

Postgraduate training

Certificate in Education, United Kingdom, University of Central Lancashire, 2001 - 2003

Publications

Highlighted publications

Forster SA. 2014. Belief & Reasonable Force: Is there a Legitimate Purpose? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 178 :279-279

Journal article

Forster S. 2019. Prosecuting under Animal Welfare Legislation: Why Time is of the Essence The UK Journal of Animal Law, 3 :2-25 Publisher Url Public Url

Forster S. 2019. Aggravated Burglary: Exactly what does it Entail? Criminal Lawyer, :2-13 Public Url

Forster SA. 2018. Undisclosed Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Part 3 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 182 :273-276

Forster SA. 2018. Undisclosed Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Part 2 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 182 :250-252

Forster SA. 2018. Undisclosed Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Part 1 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 182 :226-229

Forster SA. 2017. Casting a Suspicious Mind over handling Stolen Goods: Criminal Property Offences & Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act Part 2 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 181 :365-367

Forster SA. 2017. Casting a Suspicious Mind over Handling Stolen Goods:: Criminal Property Offences & Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Part 1 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 181 :345-347

Forster SA. 2016. Fault Driving and the Offence of Aggravated Vehicle Taking Part 2 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 180 :363-365

Forster SA. 2016. Fault Driving and the Offence of Aggravated Vehicle Taking: Fairness & Clarity at Last?-Part 1 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 180 :343-344

Forster SA. 2015. Knives & Offensive Weapons: Is the Public Safe Anymore?-Part 2 Criminal Law & Justive Weekly, 179 :782-784

Forster SA. 2015. Knives & Offensive Weapons: Is the Public Safe Anymore?-Part 1 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 179 :758-760

Forster SA. 2015. Defining the Actus Reus in Criminal Attempts Part 2 . Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 179 :343-345

Forster SA. 2014. Belief & Reasonable Force: Is there a Legitimate Purpose? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 178 :279-279

Forster SA. 2012. Summary Jurisdiction in the Crown Court: Part II Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 176 :639-639

Forster SA. 2012. Summary Justisdiction in the Crown Court: Part 1 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 176 :618-618

Forster SA. 2012. Disclosure of Evidence in Criminal Trials Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 176 :85-85

Forster SA. 2011. DNA/Fingerprint Samples: Save or Destory? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 175 :415-415

Forster SA. 2011. Cross-Admissibility of Bad Character Evidence Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 175 :274-274

Forster SA. 2010. Joint Enterprise Liability: Is there a Degree of Unforeseen Logic? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 174 :568-568

Forster SA. 2010. Alternative Verdicts: A Question of Fairness? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 174 :69-71

Forster SA. 2009. Joint Enterprise Liability Criminal Law & Justice Weekly Formally Justice of the Pearce, 173 :501-501

Forster SA. 2009. Retention of DNA/Fingerprint Sames: A Disproportionate Response to the Unconvicted Population Criminal Law & Justice Weekly formally Justice of the Peace, 173 :121-121

Forster SA. 2008. Criminal Liability for Offensive Weapons: Is the Law Effective? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly formally Justice of the Peace, 172 :606-606

Forster SA. 2006. Alternative Verdicts: A Question of Justice & Fairness? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly formally Justice of the Peace, 170 :871-871

Forster SA. 2006. Revealing Background Evidence to the Jury: A Question of a Need to Know? Criminal Law & Justice Weekly formally Justice of the Peace, 170 :484-484

Forster SA. 2006. Intoxication, Mistaken Belief and its Effect on the Element of Mens Rea Criminal Law & Justice Weekly formally Justice of the Peace, 170 :324-324

Forster SA. 2004. Retention of DNA/Fingerprint Samples: A Justified & Lawful Policy Justice of the Peace Journal, 167 :968-971

Forster SA. 2004. Retention of DNA/Fingerprint Samples: A Fair & Proportionate Response Justice of the Peace, 167 :968-970

Forster SA. 2003. The Offence of Being Drunk in an Aircraft and the Aviation (Offences) Act 2003 Justice of the Peace Journal, 166 :651-653

Forster SA. Defining the Mens Rea in Criminal Attempts Part 1 Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, 179 :322-324

Forster S. Prejudicial Reporting and its Effect on the Fairness of a Criminal Trial Justice of the Peace, 166 :360-363

Forster S. The Concept of "Legitimate Expectation" Within the Sentencing Process: A Question of Fairness Justice of the Peace, 166 :100-104

Forster S. Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls: Judicial Guidance on the Imposition of Detention & Training Orders Justice of the Peacer, 165 :736-740

Forster S. The Taking & Subsequent Retention of DNA/Fingerprint Samples: Striking a Difficult Balance Justice of the Peace, 165 :556-561

Forster S. Statutory Construction of Offences that Involve Indecent Photographs of Children Justice of the Peace, 165 :376-380

Forster S. Criminal Liability of Those Who Cause Trouble in the Air & Related Issues Justice of the Peace, 164 :832-384

Forster S. The Issue of Mens Rea & the Offence of Aggravated Vehicle Taking Justice of the Peace, 161 :834-837

Book

Forster SA. Criminal Law & Practice Sweet & Maxwell. England 9781847034496

Engagement & Impact

Teaching qualification:

PGCE Cert Ed. 2002