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Mapping the subject of criminal law: history, philosophy and criminal responsibility

Friday 16 March, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

When did the idea of criminal responsibility first originate? And how has the concept evolved alongside the development of English Criminal Law?

In a lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Nicola Lacey will explore the historical development of ideas and responsibility in English criminal law since the 18th century, tracing the shift from individual responsibility towards one founded in a certain conception of capacity.

Professor Nicola Lacey took up the Chair of Criminal Law at LSE in 1998, having been a Fellow in Law at New College, Oxford and prior to that a professor of law at Birkbeck College.

The lecture will be held at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2. The event is not ticketed, free and open to all.

For further information please phone 020 7955 6043


Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

Contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| for further information or to confirm attendance.

Notes for Editors

  • Nicola Lacey works in the fields of criminal law, criminal justice and social and legal theory, having written publications across this spectrum. Her most recent publications are Unspeakable Subjects (Hart Publishing, 1998) and Justice for Women: the case for reform   (Prison Reform Trust, April 2000). Professor Lacey is also on the editorial board of a number of Journals, including Economy and Society, Modern Law Review and Punishment and Society

6 March 2001