Nicola Wake

Senior Lecturer in Law & Risk and Vulnerability research coordinator for the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies, Northumbria University, UK

Nicola Wake is Senior Lecturer in Law and Risk and Vulnerability research coordinator for the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies at Northumbria University. Nicola’s research focus is on vulnerable offenders within the criminal justice system, and specifically those who have killed an abuser in response to long-term family violence. Nicola has organised and chaired national and international research conferences and events. She has published extensively and presented on the law relating to vulnerable offenders at both national and international level. Nicola is a member of the executive committee and council for the Society of Legal Scholars, and is a former Ross Parson's Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney. Nicola is also co-editor of Maxwell (formerly Ashgate Publishing) 'Substantive Issues in Criminal Law' series (2010-2020).

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


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In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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