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Dr Paul Dargue

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Paul Dargue completed his LLB (Hons) in 2008 and LLM (Criminal Law) in 2011.

He was awarded his PhD in 2017, with a thesis entitled 'The Impartiality of the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): A Quantitative Analysis'. Paul is broadly interested in quantitative empirical research of law and the legal system. His research focuses in particular on criminal law, criminal evidence, and judicial decision-making.  

Paul teaches modules on criminal process and evidence, and legal skills.

Paul is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

He is founder and managing editor of the open access Journal of Legal Research Methodology. 

Paul Dargue

Campus Address

CCE1 310
City Campus East


  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Criminal Appeal Act Section 8: Retrial and Try Again, Dargue, P. 18 Jan 2024, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Joint Enterprise Murder: A Missed Opportunity?: R v BKY and Others [2023] EWCA Crim 1095, Dargue, P. 1 Dec 2023, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The Fairness Project: the role of legal educators as catalysts for change. Engaging in difficult dialogues on the impact of diversity barriers to entry and progression in the legal profession, McKee, T., Nir, R., Alexander, J., Griffiths, E., Dargue, P., Hervey, T. 3 Jul 2021, In: Law Teacher
  • An Analysis of Disclosure Failings in Murder Appeals against Conviction 2006–2018, Dargue, P. 14 Jul 2020, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Dargue, P. 13 May 2019, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • The Safety of Convictions in the Court of Appeal: Fresh Evidence in the Criminal Division through an Empirical Lens, Dargue, P. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Criminal Law
  • Book Review: Empirical Legal Research in Action: Reflections on Methods and their Applications, Dargue, P. 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • The Impartiality of the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): A Quantitative Analysis, Dargue, P. Oct 2016

Barry Crushell The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) - Examining Case Inputs to Case Outcomes Start Date: 06/05/2021

  • Law PhD October 02 2017
  • Law LLM September 01 2011
  • Law LLB (Hons) September 01 2008
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA


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