Elizabeth Tiarks

Elizabeth Tiarks

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Research interests

Space law, cyber law, sentencing, criminal justice.

Biography

Elizabeth Tiarks is a senior lecturer in law. She teaches and researches in the fields of space law, cyber law and criminal justice, particularly sentencing and restorative justice. Her publications have explored a number of areas including: the use of algorithms in sentencing and their impact on legitimacy; the decision-making process in restorative justice conferences and the trade-off between empowerment of lay participants and the requirements of consistency and proportionality; and the use of restorative justice as a conflict resolution mechanism for long duration human spaceflight activities. She has also written about the legal issues relating to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (forthcoming).

 

Elizabeth graduated from Durham University with a BA(Hons) in philosophy, after which she studied law and qualified as a barrister, practising in criminal and regulatory law. Elizabeth completed an MA in philosophy at Durham University whilst continuing to practise as a barrister. She then commenced her PhD in Law at Durham, funded by a Durham University scholarship. Elizabeth joined Northumbria Law School in 2015 and was awarded her PhD in 2016.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Durham University

Award Date: 28 Jun 2016

Philosophy, MA, Durham University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

Philosophy, BA (Hons), Durham University

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