Research and writing
My most significant and long-running interest relates to the law of evidence, in all its forms.
My recent research concentrates on two issues in particular: the validity of various hearsay reforms, and a concern about the “principled” approach to evidentiary admissibility, where I have attempted to question the argument that this approach automatically leads to better and more accurate decision making.
In this area, I advocate the need for long-term study of results and periodic review of theoretical foundations to ensure that the “principle” continues to remain an important aspect of the discretionary exercise.
Writing and researching
I have been writing books and publishing articles on a variety of law subjects since 1996 and have been honoured to have some of my work published in numerous of the world’s most distinguished journals including the Queen’s Law Journal, the University of British Columbia Law Review, the Criminal Law Quarterly, the New Zealand Law Review and the Animal Law Review.
Roles of responsibility
I hold editorial or advisory board positions of the following journals:
- Canadian Criminal Law Review
- Journal of Animal Law and Natural Resources, Michigan State
- Global Journal of Animal Law, Abo Akademi University, Finland