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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2001

Professor Nicola Lacey FBA

Jurisprudence and legal theory; criminology and deviance; USA, Canada, Mexico; western Europe
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About this Fellow

Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. From 2010 until September 2013 she was Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She has held visiting appointments at Harvard Law School and at New York University Law School. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford; an elected member of the Council of Liberty; and a Trustee of the British Museum. She was a member of the British Academy's Policy Group on Prisons, which reported in 2014, and co-directed the LSE Gender Institute's Commission on Gender Inequality and Power (2015). Nicola's research is in criminal law and criminal justice, with a particular focus on comparative and historical scholarship. Her most recent book provides an analysis of the development of ideas of criminal responsibility in England since the 18th Century. She is currently working, with David Soskice, on American Exceptionalism in crime, punishment, and social policy; and, with Hanna Pickard, on the philosophy and psychology of punishment. Nicola also has research interests in legal and social theory, in feminist analysis of law, in law and literature, and in biography.

Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff/nicola-lacey.htm

Appointments

Current post

  • School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, London School of Economics

Past Appointments

  • Fellow in Law, Lecturer, New College University of Oxford, 1984 - 1995
  • Professor of Criminal Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1998
  • Adjunct Professor, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1999
  • Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1998 - 2010
  • School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2013

Publications

A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream 2004

Women, Crime and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the d'Urbervilles Book 2008

The Prisoners' Dilemma: Punishment and Political Economy in Contemporary Democracies The Prisoners' Dilemma 2008

In Search of Criminal Responsibility: Ideas, Interests and Institutions 2016

State punishment 1988

Unspeakable subjects 1998

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