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Professor Tony Ward


Department: Northumbria Law School

Tony Ward joined Northumbria in 2016 having previously worked at the University of Hull and De Montfort University Leicester. His interests as a legal scholar focus on the law of evidence and in particular expert evidence, including historical and philosophical perspectives on experts. He is also a criminologist specialising in state crime. i.e. violence and corruption by governments and officials. He is Co-Director of the International State Crime Initiative and one of the Editors-in-Chief of its journal State Crime. He is co-author with Penny Green of State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption (Pluto 2004) and State Crime and Civil Activism (Routledge, 2019), and with Gerry Johnstone of Law and Crime (Sage 2010)  

Tony Ward

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Expert evidence, human trafficking, state crime, law and literature.

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  • International Expert Statement on Israeli State Crime, Green, P., Lasslett, K., McCulloch, J., Rolston, B., Keenan, J., Tombs, S., Wise, L., Stańczak, D., MacManus, T., Michalowski, R., Seoighe, R., Rothe, D., Kramer, R., Stanley, E., Barak, G., Cameron, H., Whyte, D., Scraton, P., Barsocchini, R., Bradshaw, E., Ciocchini, P., White, R., Williams, C., Huggins, M., Poynting, S., Meirelles, R., Cunneen, C., Catello, R., Sherwood, A., Ward, T., McConnachie, K., Falk, R., Elver, H., Bandiera, R., Perugini, N., Zeffert, H., da Silva Filho, J., Matyakubova, D., Sentas, V., Giannacopoulos, M., Sobout, A., Grewcock, M., de Nardin Budó, M., Forero-Cuéllar, A., Darke, S., Afana, R., McMillan, N. 16 Feb 2024, In: State Crime Journal
  • Proof of Foreign Law: a Reduced Role for Expert Evidence?, Ward, T., Plenderleith Ferguson, A. 31 May 2024, In: Journal of Private International Law
  • Expert evidence and uncertainty in English infanticide trials, c. 1725-1945, Dixon, R., Ward, T. 1 Aug 2023, Forensic cultures in modern Europe, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • Keeping Corporate Power in Check: On Resistance to Bt Brinjal and the Precautionary Principle, Stanczak, D., Ward, T. 31 Dec 2023, In: Studi sulla Questione Criminale
  • Manslaughter, Concealment of Birth and Infanticide, 1900-37, Dixon, R., Ward, T. 19 Oct 2023, 100 Years of the Infanticide Act, London, Bloomsbury
  • Non-Conviction Based Asset Recovery in Nigeria - An Additional Tool for Law Enforcement Agencies?, Sproat, P., Ward, T., Harvey, J., Turner, S., Shehu, A., Bello, A. 29 Jun 2023, Combating Financial Crime, Springer
  • The Forensic Ethics of Scientific Communication, Ward, T. 1 Feb 2023, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Comparing Transnational Legal Orders: Criminalisation, Labour Law and Forced Labour, Fouladvand, S., Ward, T. Jun 2022, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Prosecution of Victims of Trafficking: R v AAD, R v AAH, R v AAI [2021] EWCA Crim 106, Ward, T. 1 Jun 2022, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Bodies of Knowledge and Robes of Expertise: Expert Evidence about Drugs, Gangs and Human Trafficking, Ward, T., Fouladvand, S. 1 Jun 2021, In: Criminal Law Review

  • Andrew Birks Funeral and Exhumation Rites in the England and Wales, and how they impact on faith organisations. Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Angela King Can Inconsistent Approaches to Fairness be Justified? A Critical and Theoretical Exploration of the Right to Cross Examination in Criminal Trials, under A.6(3)(d) of the European Convention on Human Rights, 1950. Start Date: 27/04/2023
  • Christopher Sangster Representing Wildlife in Legal Proceedings: An Exploration of the Badger Cull in England and Wales Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 10/09/2022
  • Jessica Horton The Legal and Moral Status of Service Dogs in England & Wales Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 01/07/2022
  • Poloko Hiri The inappropriate ways through which forensic expert witnesses invite jurors to cede their decision-making authority in criminal jury trials, and the role that lawyers and judges play in encouraging or discouraging this. Start Date: 17/06/2022
  • Marco Palladino Technology Law: a critical analysis of the contemporary legislative framework Start Date: 17/06/2021
  • James Gray Literature, Creative Writing and the Phenomenology of Law Start Date: 19/01/2017 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Kevwe Omoragbon A critical evaluation of the use of the portfolio as an effective form of assessment in clinical legal education Start Date: 20/03/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018

  • Law PhD June 01 2016
  • Member Honourable Society of Gray's Inn 2016

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