Andrew Ashworth was the Vinerian Professor of English Law from 1997 to 2013, and is now Emeritus Professor. He obtained his LL.B. from the London School of Economics (1968), and then took the B.C.L. at Oxford (1970). He obtained a Ph.D. from Manchester University (1973). In 1993 he was awarded the degree of D.C.L. at Oxford and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1997 he was appointed a Q.C. Honoris causa. In 1999 he was appointed a member of the Sentencing Advisory Panel,becoming its chair in 2007 until its abolition in 2010. He was awarded the degree of LL.D.honoris causa at De Montfort University in 1998, the degree of Jur. D. honoris causa at Uppsala University in 2003, and the degree of LL.D. honoris causa by the London School of Economcis in 2014 . His first teaching position was as Lecturer (1970-76) then Senior Lecturer (1976-78) at Manchester University. From 1978 to 1988 he was Fellow and Tutor in Law at Worcester College, Oxford, and he served as Acting Director of the University's Centre for Criminological Research from 1982 to 1983, and again from 2003 to 2005. In 1988 he was appointed Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at King's College London, and held that post until moving to All Souls College to take up the Vinerian chair in 1997, retiring from that chair in 2013..
- A critique of the law of manslaughter in cases of omission, demonstrating its incompatibility with rule-of-law ideals.ISBN: 0011-135XA review of the impact of European human rights law on criminal law and criminal justice between 2003 and 2014.ISBN: 0011-135XAn exploration and analysis of the various forms of coercive preventive measures used by the state, with a focus on measures involving deprivation of liberty; and a discussion of the rationales and limiting principles appropriate for such measures.ISBN: 978-0-19-871252-7An exploration of punishment theory in the light of the state's preventive obligations.ISBN: 978-1-84946-514-4A series of essays on issues of principle in criminal law, with two new essays -- one on criminalizing omissions, and the other on human rights and positive obligations to create particular offences.ISBN: 978-1-84946-505-2ISBN: 978-3-8487-0213-8An examination of the European Court of Human Rights' tendency to give increasing weight to public interest considerations, moving away from older doctrines.ISBN: 978-1-84946-124-5An edited volume (with editors' introduction) on the insections between the criminal law and preventive justice, presenting arguments from leading international scholars.ISBN: 978-0-19-965676-9An updated version of my text on criminal law, co-authored for the first time.ISBN: 978-0-19-967268-4An edited book of essays on the English sentencing guidelines, reflecting critically on their merits both intrinsically and as compared with guidelines in other jurisdictions.ISBN: 978-0-19-968457-1An analysis of the politics of sentencing in the first decade of this century, assessing the positions of the judiciary, the government and the sentencing guideline bodies and their respective influences on sentencing policy.ISBN: 978-0-19-968457-1ISBN: 978-1-84946-505-2A critique of the law and practice relating to departues from the sentencing guidelines in England and WalesISBN: 0011-135XA principled analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the admissbiility of evidence obtained through violation of a Convention rights.ISBN: 9781849461726A critique of the doctrine that ignorance of the criminal law is no excuse, showing how preposterous the doctrine is and arguing that, even if it should continue in a muted form, it should be accompanied by positive duties on the State to publicise its criminal laws.ISBN: 0026-7961An assessment of issues in the law of criminal attempts.ISBN: 978-0-19-531485-4An attempt to discuss the distinctions and interrelations between criminology, criminal justice and criminal law.ISBN: 978-0-19-957182-6A critical assessment of the role of preventive rationales in, and on the boundaries of, the criminal law.ISBN: 978-0-19-955915-2Revisiting and developing a debate with Antony Duff about intentions, outcomes and the criminal law.ISBN: 978-0-19-959281-4The article argues that certain criminal offences of possession, i.e. 'risk-based possession offences', cannot be justified within current criminal law doctrines.ISBN: 1871-9791DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2010.00834.xISBN: 0026-7961This is a principled attack on the propensity of the English and Irish legislatures to impose strict liability for criminal offences that carry a sentence of imprisonment.ISBN: 0021-1273An examination of the extent to which familliar requirements and defences in criminal law apply to child defendants, with or without adaptation.ISBN: 978 0 7486 4070 6An examination of the nature of civil preventive orders, and an argument that they are anomalous and that, given their effects, they should attract all the safeguards of criminal proceedings.ISBN: 978-0-19-960055-7ISBN: 978-0-521-74875-9A critical assessment of the provisions of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 relating to sentencing guidelines and the new Sentencing Council.ISBN: 978-0-19-954728-9ISBN: 978-1-84113-889-3ISBN: 978-0-19-922793-8ISBN: 978-0-19-954197-3DOI: 10.1525/nclr.2008.II.2.232Critical re-examination of the doctrine of 'change of normative position' in criminal law theory, comparing it with forms of constructive liability.ISBN: 1933-4206DOI: 10.1007/s11572-007-9033-2Re-assessment of the trend away from traditional criminal law and criminal procedure, and re-assertion of the normative significance of criminal law principles and protections.ISBN: 1871-9791Re-assessment of Kadish's work on criminalization, and proposal of further principles.ISBN: ISSN 1546-7619Critique of developments in criminal procedure in the European Court of Human Rights, notably in relation to Article 6 and self-incrimination.ISBN: 978-87-574-1693-0DOI: 10.1525/nclr.2008.11.2.232ISBN: 1933-4206DOI: 10.1007/s11572-007-9033-2ISBN: 1871-9805Co-written and co-edited basic text for practitioners.ISBN: 97 80421876101Exploring the compatibility of plea bargaining with the presumption of innocence.ISBN: 978-3-8329-2537-6Appraisal of the structure and detail of recent Law Commission recommendations.ISBN: 0011 135XEssay exploring the structure of the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of public protection in human rights law.ISBN: 978-1-84113-608-0An exploration of the justifications for the presumption of innocence, and the various arguments for curtailing it by reversing the burden of proof in certain types of case.A revised and improved version of my SALJ article, written for a British readership and dealing with attacks on the presumption of innocence.New edition of text on criminal law.ISBN: 0-19-928114-9A critical review of the major sentencing provisions introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003.ISBN: 0026-7961An exploration and refinement of the application of the proportionality principle in the theory of punishment and sentencing.ISBN: 0-19-927260-3This edition was revised extensively, to analyze and criticize the major changes introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, as well as other legislative changes and case-law.ISBN: 978-0-521-67405-8The third (expanded) edition of a critical text on the English criminal process and criminal procedure.ISBN: 0-19-927338-3Critique of foundations for recent criminal justice legislationISBN: 0011-135XReview of recent developments on human rights and criminal lawISBN: 1361 1526