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Prof 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.


Law PhD October 01 2000

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Policing Youth Sexting in Ireland, Arthur, R. 30 Sep 2019, In: Irish Journal of Family Law
  • Regulating youth sexuality, agency and citizenship, Arthur, R. 3 Apr 2019, In: King's Law Journal
  • Consensual Teenage Sexting and Youth Criminal Records, Arthur, R. 1 Mar 2018, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Criminal liability for child deaths in custody and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, Arthur, R., Roper, V. 20 Jun 2018, In: Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • Evidence of Bad Character in cases of historic youth sexual offending – demonstrating a defunct moral compass or distracting the jury and evading the retrospective effect of the presumption of doli incapax?, Engleby, E., Arthur, R. Dec 2018, In: Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • Giving effect to young people’s right to effectively participate in criminal proceedings, Arthur, R. 1 Sep 2017, In: Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • R v JTB [2009] UKHL 20 [2009] 1 AC 1310, Arthur, R. 1 Nov 2017, Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments , London, Bloomsbury
  • Exploring childhood, criminal responsibility and the evolving capacities of the child: the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales, Arthur, R. 1 Oct 2016, In: Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
  • The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 – legitimising state sponsored violence to maintain good order and discipline in secure colleges, Arthur, R. 14 Jan 2016, In: The Modern Law Review

PGR Supervision

  • Victoria Roper Start: 25/11/2017
  • Tracy Kirk Start: 15/01/2018
  • Deborah Rook Start: 21/02/2017
  • Malvika Unnithan Start: 01/03/2016
  • Elaine Gregersen The lived experience of a university law clinic supervisor: an autoethnographic inquiry Start: 01/03/2016
  • Bethany Simpson Start: 01/10/2018
  • Adam Ramshaw The Role of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in Public and Private Sector Possession Proceedings Start: 07/10/2013
  • Paul Dargue The Impartiality of the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): A Quantitative Analysis Start: 07/10/2013
  • Victoria Worrall Start: 14/03/2016


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