Charlotte Walsh

LecturerCharlotte Walsh
LLB (Manchester), MPhil 
Telephone: 0116 252 2356

Charlotte Walsh completed both her undergraduate degree and M. Phil in law at Manchester University, graduating in 1997. She then took up her present position as law lecturer within the Law School at Leicester. For the 2016/17 academic year, she will be teaching undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice. Charlotte Walsh is the academic responsible for the Miscarriages of Justice Project. She is academic co-ordinator for the Law and Criminology degree programme.

Research Interests

Criminological issues in general, with a particular focus upon drug policy, approached from a liberal, human rights informed perspective.

Selected Publications

  • Walsh, "Ayahuaca in the English Courts: legal entanglements with the jungle vine" in Labate, Cavnar and Gearin (eds) The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: reinventions and controversies, Routledge, 2017.
  • Walsh, "Psychedelics and Cognitive Liberty: reimagining drug policy through the prism of human rights" (2016) International Journal of Drug Policy 29: 80-87.
  • Walsh, "Plant Psychedelics in the English Courts: legal uncertainty, guinea pigs and 'dog law" in Ellens and Roberts (eds) The Psychedelic Policy Quagmire: health, law, freedom, and society, Praeger, 2015.
  • Walsh, “Beyond Religious Freedom: psychedelics and cognitive liberty” in Labate, Beatriz, C. & Cavnar, Clancy (Eds) (2014). Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer
  • Walsh, “Bioprediction in Youth Justice” in Singh, Sinnott-Armstrong and Savalecu (eds) Bioprediction, Biomarkers and Bad Behavior: scientific, legal and ethical challenges, Oxford University Press, 2013
  • Walsh, "Drugs, the Internet & Change" (2011) Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43(01), 55-63.
  • Walsh, C. "Youth Justice & Neuroscience: a dual-use dilemma" (2011) British Journal of Criminology 51: 21-39.
  • Walsh (2010) Drugs and human rights: private palliatives, sacramental freedoms and cognitive liberty International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 14 Issue 3, 425.
  • Walsh, "The Beckley Foundation's Global Cannabis Commission Report" (2009) Drugs & Alcohol Today 9(4): 8-13.

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