Dr Elizabeth Shaw

Dr Elizabeth Shaw
PhD, LLM (dist.), LLB (hons)

Senior Lecturer

Dr Elizabeth Shaw
Dr Elizabeth Shaw

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Elizabeth Shaw joined the law school at Aberdeen University as a lecturer in September 2012. She received her LLM by research (on the topic of the criminal responsibility of psychopaths) and LLB from Aberdeen University. She undertook her PhD at Edinburgh University on the implications of free will scepticism for the criminal justice system and successfully defended her thesis in November 2013. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, involving criminal law, philosophy and neuroscience.


Research Overview

  • moral enhancement
  • criminal responsibility
  • free will
  • theories of punishment
  • criminal law
  • moral uncertainty

Teaching Responsibilities

Criminal Law Honours (co-ordinator)

Criminal Law LLM (co-ordinator)

Criminology Honours (co-ordinator)

Criminological Theories LLM (co-ordinator)

English Criminal Law Ordinary (co-ordinator)

Core Skills for Research Students (temporary, joint co-ordinator)




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  • The Use of Brain Interventions in Offender Rehabilitation Programs: Should It Be Mandatory, Voluntary, or Prohibited?

    Shaw, E.

    Handbook of Neuroethics. Clausen, J., Levy, N. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, pp. 1381-1398, 18 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Offering surgical castration to sex offenders: the significance of the state's intentions

    Shaw, E.

    Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 594-595

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Neuroscience in Justice

    Shaw, E.

    Scottish Justice Matters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 19-20

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cognitive Enhancement and Criminal Behaviour

    Shaw, E.

    Cognitive Enhancement. Hildt, E., Franke, A. (eds.). Springer

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Free Will, Punishment and Neurotechnologies

    Shaw, E.

    Technologies on the Stand. van den Berg, B., Klaming, L. (eds.). Wolf Legal Publishers, pp. 177-194, 18 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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