Biography

Ian Edwards is an associate professor in law.  He is the module organiser for Principles of Criminal Law, The Criminal Process, and Crime & Sentencing.

Ian is a law graduate of the University of Birmingham and also has a first-class degree in art history from the Open University. He completed his PhD in 2002 on the participation of crime victims in sentencing processes. He joined the Law School in September 2001 having previously worked as a research assistant at Nottingham Law School, a tutor at Cardiff Law School and a part-time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan.   From 2002 to 2006 he was a Community Panel Member for Norfolk's Youth Offending Team. Community Panel Members chair meetings at which young offenders are encouraged to face up to the consequences of their offending behaviour (including sometimes meeting their victims) and take responsibility for their actions. In 2002/3 he was a member of the Home Office's Steering Group on the Review of the Forensic Science Service. 

He has presented papers at several conferences on victims' rights, including in August 2009, a paper on "forgiveness in criminal justice" at an international symposium on victims' rights in Mito, Japan (his attendance was funded in part by an Overseas Conference Grant from the British Academy). In September 2007 he was a keynote speaker at a criminology conference in Adelaide entitled "Alternative Justice Systems: Are Victims Better Off?" Ian is interested in supervising students in the following broad areas: criminal law; the jury system; the role of victims in the criminal justice system; sentencing and punishment; art and the law.

Since 2008 Ian has been a visiting lecturer at the Deutsche Richterakademie in Trier, Germany.

Ian is also a photographer: https://ianedwardsphotography.zenfolio.com

He is proud to be an Event Support Ambassador for parkrun UK and a co-Event Director of Colney Lane parkrun, based on UEA's campus: https://www.parkrun.org.uk / https://www.parkrun.org.uk/colneylane/

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