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Dr Siobhan Weare

Dr Siobhan Weare



Tel: +44 1524 592898


Law School
Centre for Crime, Law and Justice

Dr Weare'sresearch interests are focused in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice.She iscurrently exploring the socio-legal responses to women who commit serious offences, including homicide and sexual violence. More generally,Dr Weare isalso interested in violence against women, domestic violence, sexual offences, and criminal legal and gender theory.

PhD Supervision Interests

Criminal law; gendered violence; homicide; sexual offences; gender and the law

Research Interests

Criminal law and criminal justice (sexual offences, homicide, domestic abuse), gender (masculinities, femininities, gender and crime, gender theories) and criminal legal and criminological theories

Current Teaching

Siobhan is convening Law 101x/y English Legal System and Methods. She is also teaching on Law 350 Gender and the Law, and Law 104x Criminal Law.

Additional Information

Siobhan is Deputy Director of Admissions and Director of Communications for the Law School

Web Links

Twitter: @SiobhanWeare https://twitter.com/SiobhanWeare

Academia.edu - https://lancaster.academia.edu/SiobhanWeare

Selected Publications

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Forced-to-penetrate cases: Lived experiences of men - Baseline Research Findings

Weare, S. F. 28/07/2017 Lancaster University. 17 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

The English legal system

Gillespie, A. A. & Weare, S. F. 6/07/2017 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 736 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Bad, mad or sad?: legal language, narratives, and identity constructions of women who kill their children in England and Wales

Weare, S. F. 06/2017 In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 30, 2, p. 201-222 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


The English legal system

Weare, S. & Gillespie, A. 06/2015 The English legal system. Gillespie, A. (ed.). 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

The need for more than an offence of coercive control to combat domestic abuse

Weare, S. 30/04/2015 Sanctuary Criminal Justice Blog

Research output: Other contribution


Five new laws that may have escaped your notice in 2014

Weare, S. 31/12/2014 The Conversation

Research output: Other contribution

Marital coercion

Weare, S. 26/07/2014 In: Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. 178, 30, p. 455-456 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

You shouldn't have to be perfect to 'qualify' as a rape victim

Weare, S. 2/07/2014 The Conversation

Research output: Other contribution

Female co-perpetrated child sexual abuse: agency denial and their victims

Weare, S. 1/07/2014

Research output: Contribution to conference Conference paper


"The mad", "the bad", "the victim": gendered constructions of women who kill within the criminal justice system

Weare, S. 18/09/2013 In: Laws. 2, 3, p. 337-361 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Michael Salter, 'Organised Sexual Abuse'

Weare, S. 09/2013 In: Modern Law Review. 76, 5, p. 943-948 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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