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Dr Elizabeth Tiarks

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Elizabeth Tiarks is a senior lecturer in law. She teaches and researches in the fields of space law, cyber law and criminal justice, particularly sentencing and restorative justice. Her publications have explored a number of areas including: the use of algorithms in sentencing and their impact on legitimacy; the decision-making process in restorative justice conferences and the trade-off between empowerment of lay participants and the requirements of consistency and proportionality; and the use of restorative justice as a conflict resolution mechanism for long duration human spaceflight activities. She has also written about the legal issues relating to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (forthcoming).

 

Elizabeth graduated from Durham University with a BA(Hons) in philosophy, after which she studied law and qualified as a barrister, practising in criminal and regulatory law. Elizabeth completed an MA in philosophy at Durham University whilst continuing to practise as a barrister. She then commenced her PhD in Law at Durham, funded by a Durham University scholarship. Elizabeth joined Northumbria Law School in 2015 and was awarded her PhD in 2016.

Elizabeth Tiarks

Campus Address

CCE1-314



Space law, cyber law, sentencing, criminal justice.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Response to the Law Commission Consultation on Reform of the Communications Offences, Tiarks, E., Oswald, M. 21 Jul 2021
  • The impact of algorithms on legitimacy in sentencing, Tiarks, E. 29 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Law, Technology and Trust
  • Restorative Justice and the Problem of Incoherence in Sentencing, Tiarks, E. Dec 2019, In: Verifiche
  • Restorative Justice, Consistency and Proportionality: Examining the Trade-off, Tiarks, E. 2019, In: Criminal Justice Ethics

  • Law PhD June 28 2016
  • Philosophy MA June 30 2009
  • Philosophy BA (Hons)
  • Bar Professional Training Course BPTC
  • Common Professional Examination CPE
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA
  • Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple


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