Dr Matthew Hall
I graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 2007 having previously graduated from Sheffield's MA in International Criminology programme. I am now Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice. Further afield, I have been interviewed on behalf of the European Commission as an expert contributor in the field of victimology to assist the development of a new Directive on victims’ rights and have also advised the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development concerning a review of South Africa’s Victim Empowerment Scheme.
PhD, University of Sheffield
MA, International Criminology, University of Sheffield
LL.B., University of Leicester
Teaching and Learning
I am committed to research–led teaching and frequently draw upon my specific research areas, as well as my more general experience of research, to ensure students are getting the most exciting, cutting-edge perspectives on the topic at hand. Most recently my new Green Criminology module draws extensively on research I am presently undertaking (and a book I am have just completed) on environmental victims in national and international legal systems. The course also allows students to contribute to this research.
The modules I teach are:
My key areas of research interest include victims of crime and their interactions with criminal justice systems (on which I am the author of two monographs) and the study of environmental crime and Green Criminology’. I am also interested in gender issues with related to crime and criminal justice as well as the law/policy/science nexus.
Member of the Centre for Criminological Research.
Hall, M. (2012) State responsibility for the adverse impacts of climate change on individuals: assessing the potential for an interdisciplinary approach’. In S. Farrell, T. Ahmed and D. French (eds), The Legal and Criminological Consequences of Climate Change, Oxford: Hart Publishing [P].
Hall, M. (2011) ‘Environmental Victims: Challenges for Criminology and Vicitmology in the 21st Century’, Varstvoslovje (Journal of Criminal Justice and Security), 4, 371-391 [P]
Hall, M. (2011) Être Victime dans les Systèmes de Justice Criminelle: Relever le Défi International? (Victims in Criminal Justice Systems: Meeting the international challenge?). Criminologie, 44(2), 1-35.
Hall, M. (2010) Victims and Policy Making: A comparative perspective. Cullompton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, M. (2010) The Relationship between Victims and Prosecutors: Defending Victims’ Rights?. Criminal Law Review, 1, 31-45.
Hall, M. (2009) Victims of Crime: Policy and Practice in Criminal Justice. Cullompton, Willan Publishing.
Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures
Hall, M. (September 2012) Plenary speaker at an international conference ‘Environmental Crime and its Victims’ to be held at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, September 17 – 18, 2012 (was in fact responsible for the victims focus of the conference)
Hall, M. and French, D. (September 2012) Invited (with Duncan French) to present at ‘Linking Green Criminology with Law: A Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Crimes A Modern Law Review Seminar 15-16th September 2012 – Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
Hall, M. (2010), Plenary Session ‘Are Victims used as Tools for the State? Are there parallels to Penal Populism?’. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Victim Support Europe, Berlin, 27th – 29th May 2010.
Hall, M. (2010), Environmental Victims: Assessing the Liability of the State. Paper presented at the Legal and Criminological Consequences of Climate Change conference, Onati, 29th – 30th April 2010.
Professional Activities and Recognition
- Editor for the International Review of Victimology.
Areas of Research Supervision
- Victims of crime
- Procedural justice
- Court procedure
- Environmental crime/justice