Lecturer in Criminal Law
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Current work addresses the use of facial recognition technology & the likely legal challenges faced by the introduction of this technology.
M.A., Socio-Legal and Criminological Research
L.L.M., Criminal Justice
The Times online
Technology has been unleashed on the world of football. Its accuracy has been questioned and it is disrupting some fans’ enjoyment of the beautiful game. It is not VAR, but AFR — automated facial recognition technology.view more
The Times online
Facial recognition technology (FRT) is deeply flawed and must not be unleashed on the Scottish public until issues of privacy, human rights and reliability are resolved, MSPs have been warned.view more
The Independent online
The technology can recognise people by comparing their facial features in real time with an image already stored on a “watch list”, which could be from a police database or social media account.view more
UK Yahoo! News
Online paedophile hunting groups are incredibly popular. Some attract hundreds of thousands of followers to their social media pages. “Hunters” have also proven somewhat effective in assisting the police. Evidence provided by paedophile hunter groups was used to support 150 of the 302 prosecutions for “grooming” a child to engage in sexual activity in 2017.view more
The Times online
His lawyers argued that the disclosure to two potential employers of information relating to his acquittal on a single count of rape violated his right to be presumed innocent. Greater Manchester Police disagreed. They view such disclosures as a necessary precaution to protect the public, enabling employers to make informed decisions regarding the suitability of a job applicant to work in a position of trust.view more
‘Paedophile hunters’ have attracted global media attention. The limited literature on paedophile hunters, which documents their emergence in contemporary liberal democracies, pays scant attention to how their use of intrusive investigative methods may threaten the procedural rights of suspects and undermine the integrity of the criminal justice system.
This paper discusses the police use of automated facial recognition technology (FRT) as a tool of crime control and public space surveillance. It considers the legality of the police use of FRT in England and Wales, with particular reference to the fundamental rights of those who have been subject to criminal process.
This article critically appraises the law governing non-conviction information disclosure as part of an enhanced criminal record certificate (ECRC) from a fundamental human rights perspective.
In what circumstances can an individual suppress through an injunction the dissemination of information identifying him as someone who has been arrested by the police, but not subsequently convicted of a criminal offence?
This article considers the current approach to the retention of DNA and fingerprint data taken from non-convicted persons in England and Wales. Concerns are raised about the precautionary rather than proportionate approach of domestic legislators in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 provisions, and the continued unjustifiable interference this causes to the rights of such persons under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).