Senior Lecturer in Law
I initiated The Sunderland Client Interviewing Competition, which is now in it's 7th year, where students learn and develop the skill of interviewing new prospective clients. In 2017, the team we coached finished 2nd in the competition for England and Wales. I am also the Northern Regional Coordinator for the competition.
I also deliver Mooting as an extra-curricular activity to students at all stages with my colleague, Amy Purvis.
Teaching and supervision
I work alongside Zach Leggett to deliver the (Stage 1) Criminal Law and Procedure module, where my focus is on the procedural elements of arrest, police-station work, bail, trial and sentencing. I also teach Legal Theory and Personal Injury and Industrial Disease Law at Stage 3, and in previous years have led the Land Law and Civil Litigation modules.
Research interests for potential research students
I have published two peer-reviewed journal articles in the Journal of Criminal Law and I am currently in the write-up stage of my PhD, which is entitled 'Modern Criminal Vetting: Protection from harm or more harm than good'?
Baldwin, Chris (2019) The demise of the Criminal Records Bureau. Journal Of Criminal Law. ISSN 0022-0183
Baldwin, Chris (2017) The Vetting Epidemic in England and Wales. Journal of Criminal Law, 81 (6). pp. 478-496. ISSN 0022-0183
Baldwin, Chris (2012) Necessary Intrustion or Criminalising the Innocent? An exploration of Modern Criminal Vetting. The Journal of Criminal Law, 76 (2). pp. 140-163. ISSN 0022-0183
Baldwin, Chris (2019) Protection from harm or more harm than good? A critical evaluation of the PHOENIX Police National Computer application and concurrent police compliance with applicable data protection legislation. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.