Alison Cronin

Dr Alison Cronin

  • Principal Academic In Law
  • Weymouth House W406, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Alison's main research interests are in corporate crime and history and law. She has written two books on corporate criminality, Corporate Criminality and Liability for Fraud (Routledge 2018), and Regulating Bad Business Practice: Mapping a Framework for Legal Intervention (Edward Elgar), co-authored with the now late Prof Christopher Harding, Aberystwyth. Dr Cronin is an Academic Fellow of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators and is an active member of the Criminal Law Reform Now Network. Alison is currently supervising a PhD student researching parent and group corporate liability and is the Programme Leader for the LLM. She leads Trusts Law units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and teaches Corporate Crime on the Level 6 Criminal Justice unit.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Cronin, A. and Harding, C., 2022. Regulation in theory: challenging the underlying assumptions. Bad Business Practice: Criminal Law, Regulation and the Reconfiguration of the Business Model. Cheltenham, Glos, UK: Edward Elgar, 206-245.

Conferences

  • Cronin, A., 2016. Reforming Corporate Fraud Regulation in the UK: A Model of Manifest Liability. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association 31 March-2 April 2015 Warwick.
  • Cronin, A., 2016. Media Representations of Antisocial Personality Disorder. In: ESRC Seminar Series on Antisocial Personality Disorder 12 January 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Cronin, A., 2016. Antisocial Personality Disorder, The Criminal Law and 'Victim-Offenders'. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association 5-7 April 2016 Lancaster.
  • Cronin, A., 2016. Vulnerable Users and Digitally Induced Deviance: Questions of Liability in Cybercrime. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association 5-7 April 2016 Lancaster.
  • Cronin, A. and Copp, S.F., 2016. Failure of the 'Failure to Prevent' Model of Financial Crime: A Bespoke Solution for Corporate Fraud. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association 5-7 April 2016 Lancaster.
  • Cronin, A. and Copp, S.F., 2016. Failure of the 'Failure to Prevent' Model of Financial Crime: A Bespoke Solution for Corporate Fraud. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association 5-7 April 2016 Lancaster.
  • Copp, S. and Cronin, A., 2014. Off Balance Sheet Finance and the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Case for Deterrence Evaluated. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2014, Banking and Finance Stream 9-11 April 2014 Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Reports

Theses

PhD Students

  • Stella Pochin. Criminal Liability of Parent Companies

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Criminal Justice Unit: Corporate Crime
  • Further Legal Knowledge: Trusts

External Responsibilities

  • De Montfort University, Leicester, External examiner (2019-2023)
  • Sunderland University, External Examiner (2013-2016)
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists, Examiner (2008-)

Conference Presentations

  • Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability - Challenges and Solutions, Towards a New Era of Values Based Capitalism?, 07 Jun 2022, online
  • Too big to convict? Corporate Criminal Liability - Challenges and Solutions, The need for a radical departure from the culture of 'too large to convict' as a first step towards a new era of capitalism, 07 Jun 2022, Online
  • Financial Crime and Corporate Responsibility: Legal and Historical Approaches, The identification principle and "the really fictitious fiction of English law", 09 Jan 2020, Lancaster
  • Essex University Business Law Seminar Series, Regulatory Self-regulation: Dangers and limits of the new regulatory paradigm, 10 Oct 2019, Colchester
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Interrogating the Corporation, Corporate Criminality and Enforcement: Challenging the Assumptions, 01 Apr 2019, Leeds University
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Vulnerable Users and Digitally Induced Deviance: Questions of Liability in Cybercrime, 05 Apr 2016, Lancaster
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, The Criminal Law and Victim-Offenders, 05 Apr 2016, Lancaster
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Failure of the 'Failure to Prevent' Model of Financial Crime: A Bespoke Solution for Corporate Fraud, 05 Apr 2016, Lancaster
  • Socio Legal Studies Association, Antisocial Personality Disorder, The Criminal Law and Victim Offenders, 05 Apr 2016, Lancaster
  • ESRC Seminar Series, Media Representations of Antisocial Personality Disorder, 12 Jan 2016, Bournemouth University
  • Socio Legal Studies Association, Corporate Fraud: The Case for a Manifest Approach to Liability, 31 Mar 2015, Warwick University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Reforming Corporate Fraud Regulation in the UK (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • Barrister in Law (2004)
  • LLB (Hons) in Law (2003)

Memberships

  • International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, Academic Fellow (2021-), https://www.financialcrimelitigators.org/
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Member (2014-),
  • Society of Legal Scholars, Member (2009-),
  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Member,