You have found the web site for Christopher Harding, a researcher and writer based in Mid Wales and currently also a Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University. I have spent a good number of years working as an academic – teaching, carrying out research, publishing, being involved in different aspects of the delivery of higher education, and meeting many people along the way. This web site contains information about both my past and continuing research activities in my specialist areas of Law and Criminology. It also contains information about my other writing and creative activities, some past but most of it present and ongoing. I would like to encourage visitors to these various and varied web pages in the hope that they will find there much that is interesting and engaging, and even enlightening and amusing.
The two main substantive fields within the site are, then, ‘Research’ and ‘Creative’, each with a menu of main sections, and each of these containing a number of pages. Another field contains a list of ‘Associates’, in research and more creative work, who may often be referred to in various pages. The ‘News Box’ field simply tells the reader about recent or imminent events, developments or activities of my own, or sometimes of associates. New readers might also find the page ‘Websites’, to be found under ‘Creative: The Band Plays On’, informative as a kind of introduction to the site as a whole.
It may have started mainly with Law and Criminology but it has led to much more, and there are so many different ways in which to write about, talk about and perform these subjects.
Look further on !
Research associate Bill Hines continues to identify and conserve rare and valuable works held by Aberystwyth University, for secure storage and conservation in the University's Rare Book Collection. A notable recent rescue from the notorious 'external' industrial site store was the work of a '… Read more
John and myself often discuss the legal aspects of anti-virus measures and policies and John has put down some thoughts about possible human rights violations in a paper published in The Journal of Adult Protection, which is now available online. The article, 'Taking It On The Chin: Older people… Read more
In October 2019 I participated in a colloquium in Lund in Sweden (see earlier in the News Box) organised by Jacob Oberg of the Law Faculty at Lund University. I presented a paper in which I used Plato's metaphor of the Ship of Fools to elucidate the way in which EU criminal law had developed in… Read more
One of my recent research papers has now been published : 'Building an effective control of financial crime ? The role of criminal law and transnational cooperation in the European Union', Chapter Seven in the edited collection, 'The Governance of Criminal Justice in the European Union' (… Read more