Dr Matt Gibson will present a paper titled 'Fair Labelling in Criminal Law: Towards an Account of Why it Matters', discussing work from his upcoming monograph.


Dr. Matt Gibson is a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. His research predominantly specialises in criminal law. Increasingly, his work focusses on the principle of 'fair labelling' - the idea that crimes should be sub-divided and labelled according to types and degrees of wrongdoing. He also researches more general issues of criminalisation, offence definition and offence classification. Separately, he has research interests in crime and religion, notably the extent to which - if at all - religiously motivated conduct can/should be accommodated in criminal law. In the past, he has written about accommodation of religion in civil law.