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Dr Findlay Stark

Fellow, Director of Studies in Law (Part II)
University Lecturer
Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Law
Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice
Criminal law

Academic interests

My main academic interest is legal, moral, and political philosophy, particularly (though not exclusively) as applied to the criminal law and the criminal process more generally. I am also interested in doctrinal issues concerning the criminal law and its attendant rules of procedure, evidence and sentencing. Outside of criminal justice, I have an interest in legal theory/jurisprudence more generally.

Degrees obtained

  • LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen.
  • LLM (by research), University of Aberdeen.
  • MA (Cantab) (under Statute B.II.2).
  • PhD, University of Edinburgh.


I read (Scots) law at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, before moving to Cambridge in 2011. I have taught at the University of Cambridge since January 2012, and have been a Fellow of Jesus College since October 2012.

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Publications, links and resources

My publications include Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in the Criminal Law (CUP, 2016) and (with Simester, Spencer, Sullivan and Virgo) Simester and Sullivan’s Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine, 6th edn (Hart, 2016).

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