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Dr Kyriakos Kotsoglou

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr. Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in Law in September 2019. Previously he held academic positions in Lausanne (2019), Liverpool Hope (2016-2018) and Freiburg/Germany (2011-2016). Kyri is a Criminal Evidence and Criminal Law scholar with a special interest for evidence & proof and (analytic) legal theory. He has 8 years of teaching experience in higher education in the U.K. and Germany. Kyri employs bottom-up teaching methods exploring ways to capture (and utilise) discussion dynamics in the classroom. He is a Fellow of the HEA since 2018.

Kyri’s scholarly work has been cited extensively by the most authoritative commentaries on the German Penal Code and Criminal Procedure. His analysis on criminal evidence has been cited by the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH). The Greek Court of Appeal (Athens) has cited and quoted extensively his work on DNA-evidence in a high-profile case, which led to the acquittal of a (falsely) convicted appellant. His work has prompted, twice, a direct reply. Kyri is currently working on the doctrinal and normative framework underlying expert witness testimony, the various issues around reverse onus clauses and the use of statistical evidence in criminal process. Kyri is a member of the Lausanne-based interdisciplinary group NORMDECS doing research on decision-structures and decision-making processes esp. in the field of expert witness testimony.

Kyri is the Programme Leader for the Mental Health Law Linked Awards at the Northumbria University School of Law.

Finally yet importantly, Kyri regularly provides expert advice to law practitioners and companies (e.g. PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2018-2019). Furthermore, he disseminates knowledge by organising seminars for law practitioners and members of the judiciary.

Kyri teaches and publishes in English, German and Greek.

Kyriakos Kotsoglou

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Commentary on “Three-Way ROCs for Forensic Decision Making” by Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John (in: Statistics and Public Policy), Biedermann, A., Kotsoglou, K. Jan 2024, In: Statistics and Public Policy
  • Non Crime Hate Incidents: Private Language or Reasonable Foreseeability?, Kotsoglou, K. 6 Dec 2023, In: Criminal Law Review
  • The Forbidden Chains of Probabilistic Reasoning: R v Ben Belhaj-Farhat [2022] EWCA Crim 115, Kotsoglou, K. 1 Apr 2023, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The Specific Evidence Rule: Reference Classes – Individuals – Personal Autonomy, Kotsoglou, K. 2023, In: Quaestio facti
  • Inroads into the Ultimate Issue Rule? Structural Elements of Communication between Experts and Fact-Finders, Kotsoglou, K., Biedermann, A. 1 Aug 2022, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Law & Technology: Should Legal Officials be The Long Arm of the Algorithm?, Kotsoglou, K. 30 Mar 2022
  • The Lectern and the Pulpit: Mind the Gap!, Kotsoglou, K., Cadore, R. 2022
  • (Un-)Interpretability in Expert Evidence: An Inquiry into the Frontiers of Evidential Assessment, Biedermann, A., Kotsoglou, K. 2022, In: Quaestio facti
  • Are lie detector tests for terrorists really a good idea?, Kotsoglou, K., Oswald, M. 24 Feb 2021
  • Capturing Debate Dynamics: Complexity Theory and Emergent Learning in Legal Education, Kotsoglou, K. 2021, In: International Journal of Complexity in Education

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The polygraph in UK criminal justice: past, present and future 2021
  • Oral presentation: 2 Papers presented in criminal justice and predictive analytics panel 2020
  • Oral presentation: Zombie technology in the twilight zone: Why polygraphs refuse to die 2020

  • Law PhD July 08 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2018


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