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. At present she teaches undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice. Charlotte Walsh is the academic responsible for the 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, neuroscience and youth justice policy, all approached from a liberal, human rights informed perspective.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Walsh, C. "On the Threshold: how relevant should quantity be in determining intent to supply?" (2008) International Journal of Drug Policy 479–485.
  • Walsh, C. (2008) "The Mosquito: A Repellent Response" Youth Justice 8: 122–133.
  • Walsh, 'Magic Mushrooms: from sacred entheogen to Class A Drug' (2006) Entertainment & Sports Law, Volume 4, Number 1. Available via: lsh/
  • Walsh, C. 'Magic Mushrooms and the Law' [2005] Criminal Law Review October, 773–783.
  • Walsh, C. 'Drug Policy in Schools' in Harris, N. and Meredith, P. (eds), Children, Education and Health - International Perspectives on Law and Policy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), pp 59–82.
  • Walsh, C. (2003) 'Dispersal of Rights: A Critical Comment on Specified Provisions of the Anti – Social Behaviour Bill', in Youth Justice. 3:2, 104–111.

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