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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
  • 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. 20 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
  • Preventing the criminalisation of children who have been victims of group-based sexual exploitation involving grooming tactics-understanding child sexual exploitation as enslavement, Arthur, R., Down, L. 1 Oct 2019, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Regulating youth sexuality, agency and citizenship, Arthur, R. 2 Sep 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. 1 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
  • R v JTB [2009] UKHL 20 [2009] 1 AC 1310, Arthur, R. 1 Nov 2017, Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments , London, Bloomsbury

PGR Supervision

  • Sean Mennim Start: 16/10/2020
  • Rosemary Horgan Start: 13/08/2020
  • Elaine Gregersen The lived experience of a university law clinic supervisor: an autoethnographic inquiry Start: 01/03/2016
  • Victoria Roper The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in Practice Start: 25/11/2017
  • Tracy Kirk An Adolescent Framework of Rights: Recognising the Evolving Capacities of Adolescents Start: 15/01/2018
  • Deborah Rook ‘More-than-human’ families in multi-species tenancies: a critical analysis of ‘no pet’ covenants and the law Start: 21/02/2017
  • Malvika Unnithan Start: 01/03/2016
  • Bethany Simpson Start: 01/10/2018
  • Victoria Worrall Start: 14/03/2016
  • 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

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