Hawkins, Keith (Professor)
Keith Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Law and Society at Oxford University and Fellow Emeritus of Oriel College, Oxford. He is currently involved in thinking about the problem of decision-making by legal actors in a variety of legal settings, a problem on which he has been working on and off for many years. His most recent major publication was Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency (Oxford University Press, 2002), which won the Herbert Jacob prize of the American Law and Society Association in 2003.
Lloyd-Bostock, Sally (Professor)
Sally Lloyd-Bostock joined the School of Law in 1997 after working at Oxford University's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies since 1973. She has degrees in both psychology and law, and over the next few years she plans to continue and extend her work on psychological aspects of disputes and legal decision-making.
Before coming to Birmingham, she conducted a number of empirical research projects in law and psychology, including projects on the psychology of making compensation claims for personal injury, medical negligence and hospital complaints procedures, discretionary decision making by health and safety inspectors, and jury and magistrates' decision making.
She has also written extensively about theoretical aspects of the relationship between psychology and law. Sally is an Associate Editor of Legal and Criminological Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society. She is on the editorial boards of Oxford Socio-Legal Studies, the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Psychology Crime and the Law, and the International Journal of the Legal Profession. She is currently Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration.
Torny, Didier (Dr)
Didier Torny (PhD, Sociology) is a junior scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. He has extensively studied alerts and alarm raisers in the sanitary fields of asbestos, prion diseases and human immunization. Based on a pragmatic sociology, his current work is focused on the analysis of various methods of public and private normative action, whether conflictual or consensual, their genesis, their application and their consequences.
His research involves comparative fieldwork in the domains of agriculture and food, animal and human health, in order to better understand their respective transformations (e.g. pesticides, avian influenza).