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Professor Raymond Arthur


Department: Northumbria Law School

Raymond Arthur graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law & European Studies and an LLM degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland. Dr Raymond Arthur completed his PhD on family life and youth offending behaviour at the School of Law, University of Birmingham in 2003.This work examined the state's obligations to protect the welfare of children and prevent youth offending under domestic and international law and developed the argument that all young people have a legal right to the provision of youth crime preventive support and services. Since then he has published two sole authored monographs, chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on issues related to the delivery of justice for children and families, the complex linkage between parenting and youth offending and the extent to which the youth justice system in England and Wales protects children's human rights in the light of international best practice. He has previously worked at Teesside University, the Open University and the University of Limerick.

I specialise in researching children’s right to self-determination in justice settings and developing a broader understanding of the experiences of troubled and vulnerable young people. My inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary research embraces innovative methodologies to examine issues of children’s rights and family justice in novel ways which enrichs  the lives of the young people I have worked with and provides transformative solutions to societal challenges.

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  • Disclosure of childhood criminal records in England and Wales: imposing enduring criminal responsibility for childhood behaviours, Arthur, R. 10 Jan 2024, Routledge International Handbook on Criminal Responsibility, Routledge
  • Children as covert human intelligence sources: spies first, children second, Arthur, R., Kirk, T. 1 Dec 2023, In: Youth Justice
  • Harmonising the Disclosure of Childhood Criminal Records with Child First Principles: Comparing the Approaches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland , Arthur, R. 1 May 2023, In: Irish Journal of Family Law
  • Children in the criminal justice system, Arthur, R. 8 Oct 2022, Prison’s Week Symposium 2022 ‘From Childhood to Prison’
  • The use of intermediaries for young defendants: overcoming barriers to young people’s participation in criminal proceedings, Arthur, R., Crofts, T. 4 Jul 2022, In: Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • Access to Justice: Children Detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, Arthur, R. 27 May 2021, Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child
  • Legislative approaches to recognising the vulnerability of young people and preventing their criminalisation, Wake, N., Arthur, R., Crofts, T., Lambert, S. Jan 2021, In: Public law
  • Empowering young people: multi-disciplinary expressive interventions utilising Diamond9 evaluative methods to encourage agency in youth justice, Arthur, R., Dunn, R., Wake, N. 30 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law
  • The role of lawyers in supporting young people in the criminal justice system: balancing economic survival and children’s rights, A'Court, B., Arthur, R. Oct 2020, In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
  • Policing Youth Sexting in Ireland, Arthur, R. 30 Sep 2019, In: Irish Journal of Family Law

  • Paul Dargue The Impartiality of the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): A Quantitative Analysis Start Date: 07/10/2013 End Date: 10/11/2017
  • Rosemary Horgan Adoption at the Cross-Roads, in whose best interest is an adoption from the public care system? Start Date: 13/08/2020 End Date: 10/02/2023
  • Malvika Unnithan An exploratory study on the role of school education in informing children about the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales: A case study in North-East England Start Date: 01/03/2016 End Date: 19/11/2022
  • Judith Amankwa Addo Young People and Criminal Appeals in England and Wales Start Date: 09/06/2022
  • Victoria Roper The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in Practice Start Date: 25/11/2017 End Date: 17/12/2020
  • Deborah Rook ‘More-than-human’ families in multi-species tenancies: a critical analysis of ‘no pet’ covenants and the law Start Date: 21/02/2017 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Elaine Gregersen The lived experience of a university law clinic supervisor: an autoethnographic inquiry Start Date: 01/03/2016 End Date: 24/10/2019
  • Adam Ramshaw The Role of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in Public and Private Sector Possession Proceedings Start Date: 07/10/2013 End Date: 25/01/2017
  • Tracy Kirk An Adolescent Framework of Rights: Recognising the Evolving Capacities of Adolescents Start Date: 15/01/2018 End Date: 29/07/2020
  • Bethany Simpson The Non-Criminalisation of Victims of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Examining Anglo-American Perspectives to Advocate for a Victim-Centred, Human Rights Approach Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 23/06/2023
  • Victoria Worrall Collective Responsibility or Unjust Condemnation? An Exploratory Study Examining Public Perceptions on Joint Enterprise in Youth-Involved Group Attacks Start Date: 14/03/2016

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