Alessandro Corda


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criminal law; sentencing; comparative penal policies


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Dr Alessandro Corda joined the School of Law in September 2017 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Before his appointment at Queen’s University Belfast, he was Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Comparative and Cross-National Justice System Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School and Adjunct Professor of Law. Prior to his position at UMN Law, he was a Research Scholar at the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University School of Law and a Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School.

He holds a B.A. in Legal Studies and a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pavia School of Law (Italy), a Ph.D. in Criminal Law and Penal Policy from the University of Pavia, and an LL.M. from NYU School of Law, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hauser Global Scholarship.

His primary research interests include criminal law, sentencing, comparative criminal justice policies and practices, sociology of punishment, white-collar and corporate crime, comparative law, and the impact of novel science on the administration of criminal justice. His work has been published (or is forthcoming) in leading law and criminal justice journals and book projects.

Dr Corda is a Fellow of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School, co-founder and co-coordinator of the Working Group on Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records within the European Society of Criminology, a member of the Anglo-German-Dialogue project on the foundational principles and concepts of Criminal Law and Justice, and of the Collaborative Research Network CRN 27 - Punishment and Society within the Law and Society Association. He also serves as an academic Adviser for the Collateral Consequences Resource Center. During the third trimester of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years, he held the post of Visiting Professor in the School of Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). In 2017-18, he was the chair of the Linkages and Engagements Advisory Group of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law.

At Queen’s he teaches courses in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice, and comparative law. He is interested in supervising students in his areas of expertise.

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