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Dr Louise Forde
Lecturer in Law

Summary

Louise joined Brunel Law School in September 2020.  Her research interests lie primarily in the areas of youth justice and children's rights law.

Louise holds a PhD in Law from University College Cork, awarded in 2018.  During the course of her PhD, she was awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council, and the President James Slattery Prize in Law from the School of Law in UCC, for her research entitled “’Welfare’ and ‘justice’ in Irish youth justice: A Children’s Rights Analysis of Diverse Approaches to Youth Justice”.  She also holds an LLM (Research), LLM (Criminal Justice), and BCL from the School of Law, UCC, and has completed a Higher Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Between 2018-2020, Louise was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law in the School of Law, UCC, where she also lectured on modules including Child Law, International Human Rights Law and Juvenile Justice.  She was a visiting lecturer in Leiden Law School in 2019.  She has been published in Youth Justice: An International Journal, and has authored reports for bodies such as Save the Children, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and other governmental and non-governmental bodies.  She recently contributed to the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of their Liberty.  She was appointed to the editorial board of Youth Justice: An International Journal in 2019.

Qualifications

PhD (University College Cork); Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University College Cork); Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University College Cork); LLM (Research) (University College Cork); LLM (Criminal Justice) (University College Cork); BCL (University College Cork)

Responsibility

Louise teaches Evidence Law, Sentencing & Penology and Criminal Law in Brunel Law School, and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Newest selected publications

Kilkelly, U., Forde, L., Hurley, E., Lambert, S., Swirak, K., Kelleher, D. and et al. (2022) 'Ensuring the collaborative reform of youth justice in Ireland in line with international research and evidence-based approaches'. Place of publication: University College Cork. Available at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/academic/law/researchwebpages/KilkellyetalEnsuringtheCollaborativeReformofYouthJustice.pdf.

Report

Marder, ID. and Forde, L. (2022) 'Challenges in the future of restorative youth justice in Ireland: minimising intervention, maximising participation'. Youth Justice: an international journal, 0 (in press). pp. 147322542211225 - 147322542211225. ISSN: 1473-2254 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lynch, N., van den Brink, Y. and Forde, L. (2022) 'Responses to Serious Offending by Children: Principles, Practice and Global Perspectives'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 1032107588 ISSN 13: 9781032107714

Book

Yannick, VDB., Forde, L., Patricia, B. and Daphne, B. (2022) 'Disparities in Responses to Children Who Commit Serious Offences: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?', in Lynch, N., van den Brink, Y. and Forde, L. (eds.) Responses to Serious Offending by Children: Principles, Practice and Global Perspectives. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. pp. 77 - 91. ISBN 13: 9781032107714.

Book chapter

Forde, L., van den Brink, Y. and Lynch, N. (2022) 'Towards Principled and Evidence-Based Practices – Advancing the Agenda', in Lynch, N., van den Brink, Y. and Forde, L. (eds.) Responses to Serious Offending by Children: Principles, Practice and Global Perspectives. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. pp. 211 - 223. ISBN 13: 9781032107714.

Book chapter
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