Professor Suzanne Ost


Research Overview

My main research interests are the legal and societal responses to child pornography, the sexual grooming of children and child sexual exploitation more broadly, health care/medical law and bioethics (particularly breaches of the sexual boundaries between doctors and patients and the impact of criminal law on bioethics and health care practice) and law and literature. I am currently exploring the concept of exploitation philosophically, ethically and legally, for a co-authored book on exploitation in the doctor-patient relationship.

Selected Publications

To know or not to know: should crimes regarding photographs of their child sexual abuse be disclosed to now-adult, unknowing victims?
Ost, S., Gillespie, A.A. 17/12/2018 In: International Review of Victimology. 25, 2, p. 223-247. 25 p.
Journal article

Breaching the sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship: should English law recognise fiduciary duties?
Ost, S. 4/02/2016 In: Medical Law Review. 24, 2, p. 206-233. 27 p.
Journal article

A new paradigm of reparation for victims of child pornography
Ost, S. 1/12/2016 In: Legal Studies. 36, 4, p. 613-638. 25 p.
Journal article

Medicine and Bioethics in the Theatre of the Criminal Process
Brazier, M., Ost, S. 05/2013 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 310 p. ISBN: 9781107018259.

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Medical Law Review (Journal)
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  • Centre for Law and Society