Professor J.J. Child

Professor J.J. Child
Birmingham Law School – Director


John Child is a Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham; and Co-founding Director of and Criminal Law Reform Now Network. [University Profile]

John has been at Birmingham since 2018. Prior to this, John held posts at Sussex Law School (2013-2018); Oxford Brookes Law School (2010-13); and the Criminal Law Team at the Law Commission for England and Wales (2007-8). John has held visiting positions at Boston University; the University of Birmingham; as well as the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg. 



John’s research interests centre on criminal law theory and doctrine, where he has published widely.

John's publications can be found at here, and