Dr Elizabeth Shaw

Dr Elizabeth Shaw
Dr Elizabeth Shaw

Dr Elizabeth Shaw

PhD, LLM (dist.), LLB (hons)

Senior Lecturer

About

Biography

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

Research Overview

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

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)

 

Publications

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  • Neuroscience, Criminal Sentencing, and Human Rights

    Shaw, E.
    William & Mary Law Review
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Epistemic Argument Against Retributivism

    Shaw, E.
    Journal of Legal Philosophy
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Legal Responsibility: Psychopathy, a Case Study

    Shaw, E.
    The Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. Nelkin, D., Pereboom, D. (eds.). 1 edition. Oxford University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Neurodoping in Chess to Enhance Mental Stamina

    Shaw, E.
    Neuroethics
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Should prisoners’ participation in neuroscientific research be considered when making decisions about early release?

    Shaw, E.
    Medical Research Ethics. Weisstub, D., Zima, T. (eds.). Springer
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Introduction

    Focquaert, F., Shaw, E., Waller, B. N.
    The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment. Focquaert, F., Shaw, E., Waller, B. N. (eds.). 1st edition. Routledge, 2 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment

    Focquaert, F. (ed.), Shaw, E. (ed.), Waller, B. N.
    Routledge, New York. 428 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Justice Without Retribution: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Stakeholder Views and Practical Implications

    Focquaert, F., Caruso, G., Shaw, E., Pereboom, D.
    Neuroethics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-3
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Determinism, Moral Responsibility and Retribution

    Shaw, E., Blakey, R.
    Neuroethics, vol. 13, pp. 99-113
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Introduction: The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment

    Focquaert, F., Shaw, E., Waller, B. N.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Forewords and Postscripts

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