BiographyI lectured at UK universities from 1972 onwards. I have also spent a brief time in the Court service and sat on the Isle of Man Interception of Communications Tribunal. I have published 4 solely authored books, contributed to collected works and published in international law journals. I am still interested in my research areas as listed below and welcome email discussion on these issues from interested readers.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My specialist areas of publication were the methodology of evidence gathering (in particular covert evidence gathering) in the criminal process. I draw attention to the movement from ex post facto evidence to the gathering of information to prevent crime or detect inchoate offending. This movement raises issues relating to personal privacy. I have written about governmental data acquisition, but the activities of security services are symbiotic with organisations such as Google and Facebook.
Due process in the administration of justice, human rights and constitutional protections of those rights