Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Dr Imogen Jones

Associate Professor

I joined the University of Leeds in September 2016. Prior to that I held lectureships at the University of Birmingham and the University of Manchester. I hold degrees from the University of Manchester (LLB and PhD) and the University of Sheffield (MA International Criminology). 

Research Interests

My research deals with the criminal law and process. Most recently I have examined the role of deceased bodies within the criminal law. I am currently carrying out a pilot study involving talking to forensic pathologists about their work with an attitudes towards bodies as a part of the criminal process. 


I teach criminal law and evidence law. I am committed to the practice of research led teaching and am excited by opportunities for innovation in legal education. I strongly believe in working with students as members of an academic community.

PhD Supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD students in areas of criminal law, criminal evidence law and criminal justice.

Key Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jones, I, and M, Quigley, ‘Preventing Lawful and Decent Burial: Resurrecting Dead Offences’ (2016) 36(2) Legal Studies 354 - 374
  • Jones, I, ‘A problem of the past? The politics of ‘relevance’ in evidential reform’ (2012) Contemporary Issues in Law 277 – 301
  • Jones, I, ‘Still Just rhetoric? Judicial discretion and due process’ (2011) 32(3) Liverpool Law Review 251 - 273 
  • Jones, I, ‘A beastly provision: why the offence of ‘intercourse with an animal’ must be butchered’ (2011) 75(6) Journal of Criminal Law 528 - 544 
  • Jones, I, ‘A political judgement? Reconciling hearsay and the right to challenge (2010) 14 International Journal of Evidence and Proof  232 - 252

Media Contact Areas

I am happy to be contacted by the press regarding areas which overlap with my research. 

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