Susan Easton

Contact Details


Dr Susan Easton
Elliott Jaques Room 114
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266242
Fax: +44 (0)1895 269875

Related News

Debate on Prisoner Voting Rights - 18 Feb 2014

Susan Easton participated in a debate at King’s College on Prisoner Voting Rights: the meaning and consequences of defying Strasbourg in Parliament. Her co-panelists were Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the former President of the Supreme Court and Dr. Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, a member of the UK Commission on a Bill

Susan Easton discusses prisoners' rights in The Prison Journal - 22 Nov 2013

Susan Easton’s article on the impact of international human rights law on the treatment of prisoners in the UK is published in the December issue of the American periodical, The Prison Journal. Her work on prisoners’ rights is also discussed in the November issue of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Susan Easton discusses Supreme Court decision on BBC radio - 22 Nov 2013

Susan Easton in an interview for BBC Radio discusses the implications of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the cases of Chester and McGeoch.

Susan Easton participates in a round-table discussion at the Palace of Westminster on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill - 12 Jul 2013

Susan Easton was invited by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill to attend an informal Round Table discussion in June 2013 to discuss issues raised by the Bill and possible changes to the law on prisoners' voting rights.

The Temple Women's Forum - 31 May 2013

Susan Easton attended a meeting of The Temple Women's Forum at Middle Temple Hall. Challenges facing women at the Bar were considered including the question of how to increase the number of women in the judiciary.



LLM (London)
PhD (Soton)
Barrister (Inner Temple)

Student Support

I am in the Senior Tutor team (Terms 2 & 3) that is ultimately responsible for all Undergraduate student welfare issues. As we value the importance of this service so highly we have a team comprising a Senior, Deputy and two assistants to ensure that students’ needs are met.

Teaching and Research


English Legal Institutions and Method
Sentencing and Penology

Research Interests

Criminal evidence
Punishment and penology
Feminist legal theory
Prisoners' Rights

Research Areas

Criminal justice
Discrimination law
Gender and the law
Legal theory and jurisprudence
Socio-legal studies

Research Groups

CJRC Criminal Justice Research Centre

PhD Supervision

Dr Susan Easton welcomes applicants in the areas of Punishment and penology, feminist theory and practice, criminal justice process and criminal evidence.

External Activities

External Activities

Dr Easton is the editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law.



Journal Papers

(2009) Easton, S., The prisoner's right to vote and civic responsibility: Reaffirming the social contract?, Probation Journal 56 (3) : 224- 237 Download publication

(2008) Easton, S., Constructing citizenship: making room for prisoners' rights, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 30 (2) : 127- 146

(2008) Easton, S., Dangerous waters: taking account of impact in sentencing, Criminal Law Review 2 105- 120

Page last updated: Friday 29 August 2014