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John Jackson

Visiting Professor

School Of Law
Roebuck Castle
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168262
Email: john.jackson@ucd.ie

Biography

John Jackson was appointed Dean and Professor of Criminal Law of UCD School of Law, University College Dublin in October 2008, having been Professor of Public Law at Queen¿s University Belfast since 1995. He served as Dean until 2011.  He holds a BA in law from the University of Durham (1976) and an LLM from the University of Wales (1980). He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1977 and to the English Bar in 1985. He was appointed Lecturer in Law at Queen's Belfast in 1980 and Reader in Law in 1990 and has held teaching positions at Cardiff University, the City University and the University of Sheffield.  He was a Visiting Professor at Hastings College of the Law, University of California in 2000, a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales in 2007 and from 2007 ¿ 2008 was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. From 1998-2000 he was an independent assessor on the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review established under the Belfast Agreement and he is a Life Sentence Review Commissioner in Northern Ire¿and. His books include Judge without Jury: Diplock Courts in the Adversary System (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)(with Sean Doran), The Judicial Role in Criminal Proceedings (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000)(co-edited with Sean Doran), Standards for Prosecutors: An Analysis of the United Kingdom National Prosecuting Agencies (Nijmegen: Wolf Publishers, 2006)(with Barry Hancock) and Crimne, Evidence and Procedure in a Comparative and International Context (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008)(co-edited with Maximo Langer and Peter Tillers). He is Editor of International Commentary on Evidence, Book Review Editor of the Criminal Law Review, a member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and from 2006 ¿ 2008 recipient of a British Academy Two Year Fellowship researching international norms on criminal evidence.

Publications

Books

John Jackson and Sarah Summers; (2011) The Internationalisation of Criminal Evidence: Beyond the Common Law and Civil Law Traditions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
B.Hancock, J.Jackson ; (2009) Standards for Prosecutors: An Analysis of the National Prosecuting Agencies in Ireland, New South Wales (Australia), The Netherlands and Denmark. Nijmegen, NL: Wolf Publishers. Available Online [Details]
B.Hancock, J.Jackson, ; (2006) Standards for Prosecutors: An Analysis of the UK National Prosecuting Agencies. Nijmegen, NL: Wolf Publishers. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1995) Judge without Jury: Diplock Trials within the Adversary System. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson, R.Kilpatrick, C.Harvey; (1991) Called to Court: A Public View of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland. Belfast: S.L.S. Publications. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson; (1983) Northern Ireland Supplement to Cross on Evidence. Belfast: S.L.S. Publications. [Details]

Book Chapters

John Jackson; (2011) 'International Developments on the Right to Confrontation: Searching for a Core Value' In: Ivana Bacik and Liz Heffernan (eds). Criminal Law and Procedure Review 2011. Dublin: First Law. [Details]
John Jackson ; (2009) 'Recent Changes to the Right of Silence in Europe and the UK' In: Ivana Bacik and Liz Heffernan (eds). Criminal Law and Procedure: Current Issues and Emerging Trends. Dublin: First Law Limited. [Details]
Sean Doran and John Jackson; (2009) 'The Case for Jury Waiver' In: Thom Brooks (eds). The Right to a Fair Trial. Farnham Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2009) 'Modes of Trial: Shifting the Balance Towards the Professional Judge' In: Thom Brooks (eds). The Right to a Fair Trial. Farnham Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2009) 'Police and Prosecutors after PACE: The Road from Case Construction to Case Disposal' In: E. Cape and R. Young (eds). Policing and Defending in a Post-PACE World. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2008) 'The Right to a Fair Trial' In: J. Conaghan and P. Cane (eds). New Oxford Companion to Law. USA: Oxford University Press. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2008) 'Transnational Faces of Justice: Two Attempts to Build Common Standards Beyond National Boundaries' In: J. Jackson, M. Langer and P. Tillers (eds). Crime, Procedure and Evidence in a Comparative and International Context. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2007) 'Taking Comparative Evidence Seriously' In: P. Roberts and M. Redmayne (eds). Innovations in Evidence and Proof. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2004) 'The Adversary Trial and Trial by Judge' In: M. McConville and G. Wilson (eds). The Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process. USA: Oxford University Press. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2004) 'Putting Victims at the Heart of Criminal Justice: the gap between rhetoric and reality' In: E. Cape (eds). Reconcilable Rights? Analysing the Tension between Victims and Defendants. UK: Legal Action Group. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2004) 'Managing Uncertainty and Finality: The Function of the Criminal Trial in Legal Inquiry' In: A. Duff, L. Farmer and V. Tadros (eds). The Trial on Trial. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2001) 'Shaping the Future of Criminal Justice' In: Human Rights, Equality and Democratic Renewal in Northern Ireland. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2001) 'A Lawyer’s View of Evidence' In: C. Mace, S. Moorey and B. Roberts (eds). Evidence in the Psychological Therapies. UK: Brunner-Routledge. [Details]
S.Doran, J.Jackson; (2000) 'Human Rights and Judicial Decision Making in Criminal Cases' In: S.Doran, J.Jackson (eds). The Judicial Role in Criminal Proceedings. UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
S.Doran, J.Jackson; (2000) 'Character Evidence and Criminal Procedure' In: Law¿s Future(s). UK: Hart Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1999) 'Trial Procedures' In: C. Walker (eds). Miscarriages of Justice. UK: Blackstone. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1996) 'The Judicial Role in Criminal Cases in Ireland' In: N. Dawson, D. Greer and P. Ingram (eds). One Hundred and Fifty Years of Irish Law. UK: SLS Publications/Roundhall. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) 'Juror Decision Making and the Trial Process' In: G. Davies, S. Lloyd-Bostock, M. McMurran and C. Wilson (eds). Psychology, Law and Criminal Justice: International Developments in Research and Practice. UK: Walter de Gruyter. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1996) 'Evidence' In: D. Patterson (eds). A Companion to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. UK: Blackwell. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1995) 'Due Process' In: C. McCrudden and G. Chambers (eds). Individual Rights and the Law in Britain. USA: Oxford University Press. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1995) 'Evidence: Legal Perspective' In: R. Bull and D. Carson (eds). Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts. UK: Wiley. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1994) 'Trial by Jury and Alternative Modes of Trial' In: M. McConville (eds). Criminal Justice in Crisis. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1993) 'Trial Procedures' In: C.Walker, K.Starmer (eds). Justice in Error. UK: Blackstone. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1993) 'Questioning Suspects' In: Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland. B.Dickson: Committee for the Administration of Justice. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1992) 'The Judicial Role in Northern Ireland' In: C. Munro and M. Wasik (eds). Judicial Training, Sentencing and Discretion. UK: Sweet and Maxwell. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1990) 'Getting Criminal Justice out of Balance' In: S. Livingstone and J. Morison (eds). Law, Society and Change. UK: Gower. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1990) 'Questioning Suspects' In: B. Dickson (eds). Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland. UK: Committee on the Administration of Justice. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) 'Hart and the Concept of Fact' In: P.Leith, P. Ingram (eds). The Jurisprudence of Orthodoxy: Queen's University Essays on H.L.A. Hart. UK: Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

J.Jackson, P.Tillers, M.Langer (Ed.). (2008) Crime, Procedure and Evidence in a Comparative and International Context: essays in Honour of Professor Mirjan Damaska. Oxford: Hart Publishing. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran (Ed.). (2000) The Judicial Role in Criminal Proceedings. Oxford: Hart Publishing. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

J.Jackson; (2009) 'Many Years On in Northern Ireland: The Diplock Legacy'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 60 (2):213-229. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2009) 'Finding the best Epistemic Fit for International Criminal Tribunals: Beyond the Adversarial-Inquisitorial Dichotomy'. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 7 (1):17-39. Available Online [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran, M.Seigel; (1995) 'Rethinking Adversariness in Non-Jury Criminal Trials'. American Journal of Criminal Law, (23):1-59. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1992) 'Law's Truth, Lay Truth and Lawyer's Truth: the Representation of Evidence in Adversary Trials'. Law and Critique, (3):29-49. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) 'Credibility, Morality and the Corroboration Warning'. Cambridge Law Journal, :102-128. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) 'Theories of Truth-Finding in Criminal Procedure: An Evolutionary Approach'. Cardozo Law Review, (10):401-453. [Details]
J.Jackson (Editor of Special Issue); (2006) 'Evidence and Fairness in War Crimes Trials'. International Commentary on Evidence, (1). [Details]
J.Jackson; (2006) '“The Ethical Implications of the Enhanced Role of the Public Prosecutor'. Journal of Legal Ethics, (9):35-55. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2004) 'The Effect of Legal Culture and Proof on Decisions to Prosecute'. Journal of Law, Probability and Risk, :111-131. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2003) 'Modern Trends in Evidence Scholarship: Is all Rosy in the Garden?'. Quinnipiac Law Review, (21):893-906. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2002) 'Making Juries Accountable'. American Journal of Comparative Law, (50):477-530. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2001) 'Silence and Proof: extending the boundaries of criminal proceedings in the United Kingdom'. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, (5):145-173. [Details]
J.Jackson, T.O'Malley, K.Quinn; (1999) 'The Jury System in Contemporary Ireland: In the Shadow of a Troubled Past'. Law and Contemporary Problems, (62):203-232. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1998) 'Adrift but Still Clinging to the Wreckage: A Comment on Damaska’s Evidence Law Adrift0'. Hastings Law Journal, (49):377-385. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1998) 'Hearsay: the sacred cow that won’t be slaughtered?'. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, (2):166-189. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1998) 'Trying Criminal Cases Without Juries'. Medicine Science and Law, (38):112-122. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) 'Kearley: Hearsay, Probative Value and Fairness to Defendants'. Mississippi Law Review, :104-105. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) 'Judicial Responsibility in Criminal Proceedings'. Current Legal Problems, (49):59-95. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) 'Playing the Culture Card in Resisting Cross-Jurisdictional Transplants: A Comment on ‘National Culture and Legal Processes’'. Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, :51-68. [Details]
Jackson, J, ; (2007) 'Evidence and proof in parole hearings: Meeting a triangulation of interests'. CRIM LAW REV, :417-440. [Details]
Quinn, K, Jackson, J, ; (2007) 'Of rights and roles - Police interviews with young suspects in Northern Ireland'. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 47 :234-255. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2006) 'Criminal Justice, Human Rights and the Future of the Common law'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (57):352-374. [Details]
J.Jackson, N.Kovalev; (2006) 'Lay Adjudication and Human Rights in Europe'. Columbia Journal of European Law, :83-123. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2005) 'The Effect of Human Rights on Criminal Evidentiary Processes: Towards, Convergence, Divergence or Realignment'. Modern Law Review, (68):737-764. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2005) 'The Reasonable Time Requirement: An Independent and Meaningful Right?'. CRIM LAW REV, :3-23. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2003) 'Justice for All - Putting Victims at the Core of Criminal Justice?'. Journal of Law and Society, (30):309-326. [Details]
J.Jackson; (2003) 'Delay, Human Rights and the Need for Statutory Time Limits in Youth Cases'. CRIM LAW REV, :510-524. [Details]
J.Jackson, G.Hanlon; (1999) '“Last Orders at the Bar? Competition, Choice and Justice for All - The Impact of Solicitor-Advocacy'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, (19):555-582. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1997) 'Addressing the Adversarial Deficit in Non-Jury Criminal Trials'. Israel Law Review, :645-689. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1997) 'The Case for Jury Waiver'. CRIM LAW REV, :155-172. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1997) 'Judge and Jury: Towards a New Division of Labour in Criminal Trials'. Modern Law Review, (60):759-778. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1997) 'Truth and Compromise in Criminal Justice: A Critique of Trial Practice and Lawyers’ Ethics'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (48):321-337. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) '“Analysing the New Evidence Scholarship: Towards a New Conception of the Law of Evidence'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, (16):309-328. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1995) 'Interpreting the Silence Provisions: The Northern Ireland Cases'. CRIM LAW REV, :587-601. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1994) 'The Right of Silence: Judicial Responses to Parliamentary Encroachment'. Modern Law Review, :270-280. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1993) 'The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice: The Evidence Recommendations'. CRIM LAW REV, :817-829. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1993) 'Conventional Trials in Unconventional Times: The Diplock Experience'. Criminal Law Forum, (4):503-520. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1993) 'Inferences from Silence: From Common Law to Common Sense'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (44):103-112. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1992) 'Diplock and the Presumption Against Jury Trial'. CRIM LAW REV, :755-766. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1991) 'Curtailing the Right of Silence in Northern Ireland: lessons from Northern Ireland'. CRIM LAW REV, :404-415. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1990) 'Jury Confidence in Jury Service: A New Impetus to Jury Research'. Social Behaviour and Personality, (5):139-153. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1989) 'Recent Developments in Criminal Evidence'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (40):105-130. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) 'The Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1987'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (39):235-258. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) 'Two Methods of Proof in Criminal Procedure'. Modern Law Review, (51):549-568. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1986) 'The Insufficiency of Identification Evidence Based on Personal Impression'. CRIM LAW REV, :203-214. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1986) 'In Defence of a Voluntariness Doctrine for Confessions: The Queen v Johnston Revisited'. Irish Jurist, (21):208-248. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1984) 'The Ultimate Issue Rule: One Rule Too Many'. CRIM LAW REV, :75-86. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1984) 'The Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (N.I.) Order 1983'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (35):274-292. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1983) 'The Application for a Direction in Northern Ireland'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (34):187-206. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1981) 'The Mens Rea of Murder in Northern Ireland'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (31):175-187. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1980) 'Probability and Mathematics in Court Fact-Finding'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, (30):239-254. [Details]

Other Journals

J.Jackson; (2007) 'Let the Director Direct' New Law Journal (5) . [Details]
J.Jackson; (1998) 'The Law on Defence Use of Confessions: Some Clarification and Some Confusion' Archbold News (4) :5-8. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1997) 'Juries and Judges: A View from Across the Atlantic' Criminal Justice (American Bar Association) 11 :15-18. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1993) 'Northern Ireland: Lessons Ignored by the Royal Commission' Criminal Justice Matters 13 . [Details]
J.Jackson; (1992) 'The Dangers of Discretion' Legal Action :8-24. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1991) 'One Word Against Another: The Effect of ESDA Evidence' Irish Criminal Law Journal :18-22. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1989) 'The Diplock Court: Time for re-examination' New Law Journal :464-466. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1983) 'Voluntariness and the Admissibility of Confessions: a New Approach' Liverpool Law Review :101-105. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1980) 'Unfairness and the Judicial Discretion to Exclude Evidence"' New Law Journal :585-586. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1980) '"Full, Impartial Consideration and the Disclosure of Evidence"' Kingston Law Review . [Details]
J.Jackson; (1979) 'Confessions and the Doctrine of Oppression' New Law Journal :264-265. [Details]

Conference Publications

J.Jackson; (1999) Special Volume for British Law Week in China: Introduction to British and Chinese Law Northern Ireland Legal System and The Rules of Evidence in British Council , pp.173-194 [Details]
J.Jackson; (1997) Judges and Juries in the Criminal Trial Process Proceedings of the First World Conference on New Trends in Criminal Investigation and Evidence , pp.407-420 [Details]
Eds J.Jackson, G.Hanlon; (1995) Judging and Decision Making Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession [Details]

Published Reports

J.Jackson, S.Doran; (2003) A Study of the Jurisdiction of the Criminal Courts in Ireland. Courts Service, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, K.Quinn; (2003) The Detention and Questioning of Young Persons by the Police in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Office, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, M.Wolfe, K.Quinn; (2000) Legislating Against Silence: The Northern Ireland Experience. Northern Ireland Office, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, G.Hanlon; (2000) Solicitor-Advocates in Scotland: The Impact of Clients. HMSO, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) Comment on the Law Commission on Criminal Hearsay. 21st Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) Remedying Miscarriages of Justice: The Criminal Appeal Bill 1995. 21st Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1996) Emergency Provisions in Northern Ireland. 21st Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1996) Disclosure in Criminal Cases in Northern Ireland. 21st Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1994) The Relevance of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice to Northern Ireland. 19th Annual Report of the standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson, S.Doran; (1992) Miscarriages of Justice: The Role of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland. 17th Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights HC paper 54, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1988) The Criminal Evidence (N.I.) Order 1988: A Need for Statutory Guidance?. 16th Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1987) Three Judge Courts in Northern Ireland. 12th Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights HC Paper 298, UK. [Details]
J.Jackson; (1985) The Use of Supergrasses as a Method of Prosecution in Northern Ireland. 10th Annual Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights HC paper 175, UK. [Details]
                               

Reviews

Jackson,J, Quinn, K.; (2006) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2005. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran,S., Quinn,K.; (2005) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2004. Reviews [Details]
Jackosn, J., Doran, S., Quinn, K.; (2004) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2003. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Quinn,K.; (2003) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2002. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Quinn,K.; (2002) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2001. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Quinn,K.; (2001) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 2000. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Quinn,K.; (2000) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1999. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Quinn,K.; (1999) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1998. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., ; (1998) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1997. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., ; (1997) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1996. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., ; (1996) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1995. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Zuckerman, A.A.S. ; (1995) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1994. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Zuckerman, A.A.S. ; (1994) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Review for 1993. Reviews [Details]
Jackson,J., Doran, S., Zuckerman,A.A.S.; (1993) Evidence, All England Law Reports Annual Report for 1992. Reviews [Details]