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Chris Taylor

Senior Lecturer

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailc.w.taylor@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234406

Biography

Chris joined the Law School from Leeds Law School in 2005. He is book review editor for the International Journal of Law and Management and has previously acted as an external examiner for Thames Valley University and Nottingham Trent University.  He is currently a member of the Social Sciences Ethics Panel.

Chris teaches Modules in Company Law, Human Rights and the Law of Evidence, which is his principal area of research.  Chris specialises in the law of pre-trial disclosure and has delivered training seminars to a number of UK police forces on the subject.  He has also advised HMIC and the Parliament of New South Wales in relation to the development of disclosure policy.

Research

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. 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. 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.