Professor Karen Harrison - Programme Leader
Karen Harrison is a Professor of Law and Penal Justice in Lincoln Law School. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Wales - Aberystwyth in 2004 and over the last 20 years has established a national and international profile in sentencing and penal policy. She has written extensively on the legal and ethical implications of risk reduction and management strategies with high-risk sex offenders, often writing with criminologists and psychologists. Karen has completed a number of funded empirical projects including one looking at why British South Asian women fail to report sexual abuse and another examining the implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in Humberside Police.Academic Staff List
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Research within the School includes a broad array of doctrinal, empirical, and theoretical work, as well as exploring Law’s role in broader social science complexities, particularly at the European and global level. Areas of specialism focus on critical issues affecting the modern world and in which law has a central role, including global environmental change, human rights (including gender equality), dispute resolution, and corporate governance.
Students are encouraged to get involved in research events undertaken by the centres and groups attached to Lincoln Law School. Research centres include Lincoln Centre for Environmental Law and Justice, Law in a Global Context, and Conflict and Disasters Research Group. Find out more about our research.
Criminology graduates can pursue work in a variety of different areas including the civil service, police, academia, and the National Probation Service, although the combination of both criminological and legal analysis covered by the course offers graduates a wide array of different career choices.
The University Careers and Employability team can provide tailored, individual support and careers advice. The service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation. Alumni can continue to access support and advice for up 15 months after graduating. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
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According to the United Nations, more than two billion people have been affected by disasters and conflicts since the year 2000.
This programme can help students to develop an in-depth knowledge of the law and regulations that govern corporate and commercial activities.
International Law enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of the law in relation to key international subjects.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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