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Dr Chris Taylor

PositionSenior Lecturer in Law
LocationUniversity of Bradford School of Law
Emm Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD9 4JL
DepartmentSchool of Law
Telephone01274 234406
EmailC.W.Taylor@bradford.ac.uk

PhD Supervision

Chris is currently supervising DBA and PhD students in the areas of corporate governance and EU citizenship.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Chris teaches International Law, Company Law and the Law of Evidence on the LLB programme and within the School of Management. He also teaches company law as part of the Bradford MBA.

Biography

Chris joined the Law School from Leeds Law School in 2005. He is an external examiner for Nottingham Law School and book review editor for the International Journal of Law and Management.

Study History

LLB, LLM, PhD

Research Areas

Chris writes extensively on the criminal justice system, the law of evidence and criminal procedure. His main area of interest is the law of pre-trial disclosure in criminal cases under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996. Chris has been consulted by both the UK Home Office, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Parliament of New South Wales in relation to the development and implementation of disclosure policy. He also contributes to disclosure training events for Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police.

Current Projects

Chris is academic coordinator for the West Yorkshire Policing and Community Research Partnership. This initiative conducts bespoke qualitative research on issues of crime and policing for the benefit of the local community and introduces undergraduate LLB students to empirical socio-legal research skills in partnership with West Yorkshire Police.

In addition to this work, Chris is conducting on going research into developments which impact on the law of disclosure, including the regime for the disclosure of social services records as part of historical child protection cases.

Networks/Roles

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Member of the British Society of Criminology
  • Member of the Association of Law Teachers
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Society for Socio-Legal Studies
  • Member of the Irish Association of Law Teachers
  • Member of the Haldane Society
  • Member of the Society for Latin American Studies
  • Member of the Irish Society of Comparative Law
  • Member of the Irish Jurisprudence Society

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Taylor, C., (2013) 'The disclosure sanctions review: another missed opportunity?', International Journal of Evidence & Proof17 (3) pp tbc

Taylor, C., (2011) 'Disclosure of Foreign Intelligence Material; CPIA, Norwich Pharmacal and the War on Terror',International Journal of Evidence & Proof15 (4) pp 338-356

Taylor, C., (2010) 'The Evolution of the Defence Statement', Journal of Criminal Law74 (3) pp 214-222

Taylor, C. with Kuo, S., (2007) 'In Prosecutors we Trust: UK Lessons for Illinois Disclosure', Loyola University Chicago Law Journal38 (4) pp 695-732

Taylor. C., (2006) 'Third Party Disclosure: Director of Public Prosecutions v Wood; Director of Public Prosecutions v McGillicuddy', Journal of Criminal Law70 (5) pp 377-382

Taylor, C. with James, A., (2005) 'Video Games: Some Pitfalls of Video Evidence', Journal of Criminal Law69(3) pp 264-276

Taylor, C., (2005) 'Video identification under PACE Code D: R v Marcus', International Journal of Evidence and Proof9 (3) pp 204-210

Taylor, C., (2005) 'What Next for Public Interest Immunity?', Journal of Criminal Law69 (1) pp 75-83

Taylor, C., (2005) 'Inadvertent Disclosure and the Lawyer-Client Relationship: R v B and G', Journal of Criminal Law69 (2) pp 113-116

Taylor, C., (2005) 'Public Interest Immunity: R v West', Journal of Criminal Law69 (4) pp 306-310

Taylor, C., (2005) 'Advance Disclosure and the Culture of the Investigator: the Good Idea that Never Quite Caught On?', International Journal of the Sociology of Law33 pp 118-131

Taylor, C., (2005) 'Entrapment: Abuse of Process: R v Lewis (Michael William)', Journal of Criminal Law69 (1) pp 380-384

Taylor, C., (2004) 'Public Interest Immunity: R v H & C', International Journal of Evidence and Proof8 (3) pp 179-185

Taylor, C., (2001) 'Stating the Obvious: The Misuse of Defence Statements under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996', Police Journal74 (2) pp 155-161

Taylor, C., (2001) 'In the Public Interest: PII and Police Informants', Journal of Criminal Law65 (5) pp 435-447

Taylor, C., (2001) 'Advance Disclosure: Reflections on the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996',Howard Journal of Criminal Justice40 (2) pp 114-125

Taylor, C., (2000) 'Standard Practice: The Implications of a Non-numeric Standard for Fingerprint Comparison',Journal of Civil Liberties5 (1) pp 49-54

Books / reports

Taylor. C. with Nairns. J., (2015) A Practical Guide to Evidence (5th ed), Routledge, London

Taylor. C., (2014) Law Express: Constitutional & Administrative Law (4th ed)., Longman, London

Taylor. C., (2014) Law Express: Company Law (3rd ed)., Longman, London

Taylor. C., (2014) Law Express: Law of Evidence (3rd ed)., Longman, London

Taylor. C.W., (2006) Criminal Investigation and Pre-Trial Disclosure in the United Kingdom: How Detectives Put Together a Case., Edwin Mellen Press, New York

Book chapters

Taylor, C., (2000) 'Company Law in the UK', in Wludyka. T. (ed), European Company Law, Krakow, Taiwpn Universitas

Conference papers

Taylor, C. with Daly. Y., (2013) 'Comparative observations on compelled co-operation: adverse inferences in the criminal process.', Paper presented at the 5th Annual Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, Galway, 24-25 May 2013

Taylor, C., (2012) 'Supporting Student Engagement in Empirical Socio-legal Research within LLB Skills Development', Paper presented at the Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference, "Legal Scholarship and Judicial Reasoning: A Mutual Interaction", Dublin, 16-18 November 2012

Taylor, C., (2008) 'Disclosure in Child Protection Prosecutions: Reconciling the Irreconcilable?', Paper presented at the 4th Annual North South Criminology ConferenceReflections on Irish Criminology North and South: Learning and Challenges for the Future, Dublin, 23rd - 24th June 2008

Taylor, C., (2008) 'Balancing Human Rights and the Fight against Terror: The Legacy of Tony Blair's Constitutional Dilemma', Paper presented at the 35th Annual Western Society of Criminology Conference, Sacramento, California, 14th - 16th February 2008

Taylor, C., (2007) 'Dangerous Informants: The UK Experience of Covert Human Intelligence Sources', Paper presented at the Western Society of Criminology Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, 17th February 2007

Taylor, C., (2006) 'Advance Disclosure and the Culture of the Investigator: The Good Idea That Never Quite Caught On?', Paper presented at the North-South Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference, University of Limerick, 20th September 2006

Taylor, C., (2006) 'Making a Case: The CID, Case Construction and Disclosure', Paper presented at the Western Social Science Association Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, 19th - 22nd April 2006

Taylor, C., (2006) 'Advance Disclosure and the Culture of the Investigator: The Good Idea That Never Quite Caught On?', Paper presented at the 19th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Hobart, Tasmania, 8th February 2006

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