Peay, Jill

Professor Jill Peay  

Department

Position held

Professor of Law

 

Non LSE positions held

Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers

 

Experience keywords:

mental health law; mentally disordered offenders

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Jill Peay researches and advises widely on the issue of mental health and its relation to law. Her book on ‘Mental Health and Crime’ was published in 2010 by Routledge and appeared in the Glasshouse Press series on Contemporary Issues in Public Policy, edited by David Downes and Paul Rock.

Professor Peay is also involved with a Nuffield Foundation-funded project on unfitness to plead: ‘Fitness to plead: The impact of cognitive abilities and psychopathology’, with Nigel Blackwood (Kings College London) and Michael Watts (University College London). The project is designed to develop an instrument to assess an accused’s capacity to plead to an indictment and engage with any ensuing trial processes. The work is being conducted alongside the Law Commission’s proposals: Law Commission (2010) ‘Unfitness to Plead’ Consultation Paper no 197.

Among her other activities, Professor Peay is on the Editorial Board of OUP’s Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series. She was also a longstanding member of the Ministry of Defence’s Research Ethics Committee and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Guardianship Project, for the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC) in Budapest.

In October 2013 Professor Peay delivered the first public lecture in the Law Department’s Law Matters series entitled Imprisoning the mentally disordered: a manifest injustice?

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Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare; Law

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6391

LSE email:

j.peay@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2017

Peay, Jill (2017) Mental health, mental disabilities and crime In: Liebling, A. and Maruna, S. and McAra, L., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.

2016

Peay, Jill and Player, Elaine (2016) The ethics of criminalisation: intentions and consequences In: Jackson, Jonathan and Jacobs, Jonathan, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics. Routledge, London, UK.

Peay, Jill (2016) An awkward fit: offenders with mental disabilities in a system of criminal justice In: Bosworth, M. and Hoyle, C. and Zedner, L., (eds.) Changing Contours of Criminal Justice: Research, Politics and Policy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198783237

Peay, Jill (2016) Responsibility, culpability and the sentencing of mentally disordered offenders: objectives in conflict Criminal Law Review (3). 152-164. ISSN 0011-135X

2015

Peay, Jill (2015) Sentencing mentally disordered offenders: conflicting objectives, perilous decisions and cognitive insights LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper Series, 10.2139/ssrn.2549653. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Peay, Jill (2015) Mental incapacity and criminal liability: redrawing the fault lines? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 40. 25-35. ISSN 0160-2527

2014

Amos, Tim and Gordon, Harvey and Gunn, John and Peay, Jill and Walker, Julian (2014) The majority of crime: theft, motoring and criminal damage (including arson) In: Gunn, John and Taylor, Pamela, (eds.) Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical Legal and Ethical Issues. CRC Press, Routledge, London, UK, 266-282. ISBN 9780340806289

Peay, Jill (2014) Imprisoning the mentally disordered: a manifest injustice? Law Society and Economy Working Paper Series, 10.2139/ssrn.2378445. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Peay, Jill (2013) Mental disorder and imprisonment: understanding an intractable problem? In: Dockley, Anita and Loader, Ian, (eds.) The Penal Landscape: the Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 133-149. ISBN 9780415823296

2012

Peay, Jill (2012) Insanity and automatism: questions from and about the Law Commission's scoping paper Criminal Law Review (12). 927-945. ISSN 0011-135X

Peay, Jill (2012) Mentally disordered offenders, mental health and crime In: Maguire, Mike and Morgan, Rod and Reiner, Robert, (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 496-528. ISBN 9780199590278

Peay, Jill (2012) Fitness to plead and core competencies: problems and possibilities Law working papers, WPS 02-2012. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Newburn, Tim and Peay, Jill, eds (2012) Policing: politics, culture and control Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781849463003

2011

Peay, Jill (2011) Mental disorder and crime: some unresolved questions Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies, 17. 5-17. ISSN 1360-4449

Peay, Jill (2011) Personality disorder and the law: some awkward questions Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 18 (3). 231-244. ISSN 1071-6076

Peay, Jill (2011) Recession, crime and mental health Papers From the British Criminology Conference: an Online Journal by the British Society of Criminology, 11. 3-19. ISSN 1759-0043

2010

Peay, Jill (2010) Civil admission following a finding of unfitness to plead In: McSherry, Bernadette and Weller, Penelope, (eds.) Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws. Hart Publishing, 231-254. ISBN 9781849460835

Peay, Jill (2010) Suicide and homicide in psychiatric hospitals: caring for victims? In: Newburn, Tim and Downes, David and Hobbs, Richard, (eds.) The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock. Clarendon studies in criminology. Oxford University Press, 211-228. ISBN 9780199580231

Peay, Jill (2010) Mental health and crime Contemporary issues in public policy. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781904385608

Peay, Jill (2007) Detain-restrain-control: sliding scale or slippery slope? In: Downes, D. and Rock, P. and Chinkin, Christine and Gearty, Conor, (eds.) Crime, Social Control and Human Rights From Moral Panics to States of Denial: Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen. Willan Publishing, U.K.. ISBN 1843922282

2005

Peay, Jill, ed (2005) Seminal issues in mental health law International library series. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 0754624196

Peay, Jill (2005) Introduction In: Peay, Jill, (ed.) Seminal Issues in Mental Health Law. International library series. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, xvi-xlvi. ISBN 9780754624196

Peay, Jill (2005) Decision-making in mental health law: can past experience predict future practice? Journal of Mental Health Law, 12. 41-56. ISSN 1466-2817

Peay, Jill (2005) Review: Involuntary detention and therapeutic jurisprudence: international perspectives on civil commitment Medical Law Review, 13 (1). 124-128. ISSN 0967-0742

2004

Peay, Jill (2004) Decision-making in mental health law: can past experience predict future practice?. In: 2nd Mental Health Law Conference for the North 2004, 12 Nov 2004, Newcastle, UK

Peay, Jill (2004) Putting US mental health courts into the European context. In: 4th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, 6-9 Jun 2004, Stockholm, Sweden

Peay, Jill (2004) Law and stigma: present, future and futuristic solutions In: Crisp, Arthur H, (ed.) Every Family in the Land: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination Against People With Mental Illness. Royal Society of Medicine Press, London, 367-372. ISBN 185315573X

Peay, Jill (2004) Revisiting seminal issues in mental health law: conflict, context and choice. In: Modern Law Review Seminar on New Directions in Mental Health and Mental Incapacity: Law, Policy and Practice, 27 May 2004, Liverpool, UK

Peay, Jill (2004) Book review: Gelsthorpe and Padfield: exercising discretion: decision-making in the criminal justice system and beyond Modern Law Review, 67 (3). 524-527. ISSN 0026-7961

2003

Peay, Jill (2003) Decisions and dilemmas: working with mental health law Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781841133430

Peay, Jill (2003) Law and stigma – Present, future and futuristic solutions In: Crisp, Arthur, (ed.) Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination Against People With Mental Illness. Royal Society of Medicine, U.K., 367-372. ISBN 095413401

Peay, Jill (2003) Working with concepts of 'Dangerousness' in the context of mental health law Criminal Justice Matters, 51 (1). 18-19. ISSN 0962-7251

Peay, Jill (2003) Working with concepts of "dangerousness" in the context of mental health law Criminal Justice Matters (51). 18-19. ISSN 0962-7251

2002

Peay, Jill (2002) 'Mental health professionals' attitudes towards legal compulsion: report of a national survey International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 1. 69-80. ISSN 1499-9013

Roberts, Caroline and Peay, Jill and Eastman, Nigel (2002) Mental health professionals' attitudes towards legal compulsion in England and Wales: report of a national survey International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 1 (1). 71-82. ISSN 1499-9013

2001

Peay, Jill and Roberts, Caroline and Eastman, Nigel (2001) Legal knowledge of mental health professionals: report of a national survey Journal of Mental Health Law. 44-55. ISSN 1466-2817

2000

Peay, Jill (2000) Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983: squandering an opportunity? Journal of Mental Health Law (3). 5-15. ISSN 1466-2817

Peay, Jill (2000) Surviving psychiatry in an era of 'popular punitiveness' Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 101 (399). 72-76. ISSN 0001-690x

1999

Eastman, Nigel and Peay, Jill, eds (1999) Law without enforcement: integrating mental health and justice Hart Publishing, U.K.. ISBN 9781901362756

Peay, Jill (1999) Thinking horses not zebras In: Webb, David C. and Harrison, Rupert, (eds.) Mentally Disordered Offenders: Managing People Nobody Owns. Routledge, London, 141-155. ISBN 9780415180092

Peay, Jill and Eastman, Nigel (1999) Law without enforcement: theory and practice In: Peay, Jill and Eastman, Nigel, (eds.) Law Without Enforcement: Integrating Mental Health and Justice. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 1-38. ISBN 9781901362756

Peay, Jill and Eastman, Nigel (1999) Afterword: integrating mental health and justice In: Peay, Jill and Eastman, Nigel, (eds.) Law Without Enforcement: Integrating Mental Health and Justice. Hart Publishing, Oxford, 197-218. ISBN 9781901362756

1998

Peay, Jill, ed (1998) Criminal justice and the mentally disordered The international library of criminology, criminal justice and penology, 32. Ashgate, Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781855219625

1996

Peay, Jill, ed (1996) Inquiries after homicide Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, U.K.. ISBN 9780715627242

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Mental Health and Crime examines the nature of the relationship between mental disorder and offending behaviour, and reviews aspects of the empirical, legal and policy literature across the two fields.

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Jill Peay is a Professor of Law, a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers. Her PhD in Psychology was obtained from Birmingham University in 1980, and, having taken the CPE (exemptions) in 1990, she qualified as a Barrister in 1991. She joined LSE in 1996, having been previously employed at Brunel University and the University of Oxford's Centre for Criminological Research.

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