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Dr Kim McGuire

Senior Lecturer in Law
School of Justice

Kim teaches criminal law and criminology. She also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects, LLMs, PhDs on law in action and phenomenology Her research interests and publications lie primarily within the law in social contexts, particularly 'hate crime', and human rights. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As well as teaching and research Kim has published widely in various international journals connected with interpersonal violence, including hate crime, but not exclusive to this. She writes for academic and wider public audiences, including in The Conversation, where her topics engage with current affairs in diverse contexts, from sexuality to exile of extremists.

Kim’s early work was supported by Economic and Social Research Council funding, into social exclusion and education. She was one of the two leads on an Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer project, rated ‘Very Good’, into ‘Raising Aspirations in Secondary Pupils.’ She has undertaken training into restorative practices, and produced conferences on restorative justice in various contexts. Kim was also the Principal Investigator and Hate Crime Consultant on an externally funded research project on restorative justice, hate crime and Community Rehabilitation Company involvement. Her work in hate crime developed from involvement in an EU Daphne 111 funded project contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence and attain a high level of health protection, well-being and social cohesion:. When Law and Hate Collide: Perspectives on Hate Crime. This internationally collaborative project produced significant reports, articles, books on ‘Hate Crime’ from various perspectives. From this she developed and led the ‘The UCLan Peace and Justice Studies Network’ , and is the Lead for Access, Integration and Inclusion for the MIDEX Centre. (Migration, Diaspora and Exile) Kim gives public lectures, for example on hate crime, and has also spoken across the UK, the United States, and Canada. She has been interviewed by Tony Leveson on Radio Five Live Drive 16/10/2018 on the announcement of Law Commission proposed discussion on Misandry and Misogyny as ‘hate crimes.’ Kim was invited to the House of Commons to the launch of the ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON HATE CRIME ENQUIRY and report: How can we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?’. This is following her submission of a written suggestion regarding community cohesion in August 2018,. As a result UCLan is referenced as a contributor to the subsequent report. She has organised a number of significant events and conferences, as well as a video competition on raising awareness of hate crime for school children in the UK, Sweden and Germany

  • LLM University of Central Lancashire, 2013
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Law University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • PhD, History, Lancaster University, 2006
  • MA Modern Social History, Lancaster University, 1997
  • BA Hons History with English, St Martins College, Lancaster University, 1996
  • Accredited International Mediation AdvocateUCLan, 2018
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, UCLan, 2015
  • Accredited Mediator, Civil and Commercial Mediation, CMC , 2015
  • Fellow of the HE Academy, 2018
  • SEDA Award for Supporting Learning
  • Certificate in Teaching , Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching UCLan, 2015
  • Contribution to Justice Award, Lancashire Police Authority 2012.
  • My current research and interests lie in the areas of Law, society and conflict, including:
  • hate crime
  • utilising Phenomenology
  • social construction, including of the law
  • law in social and historical contexts
  • social justice
  • education
  • Human Rights
  • Including those of detainees
  • Migration:
  • Access
  • Inclusion and integration issues
  • Also - Running
  • Science Fiction
  • beginners Spanish
  • learning the keyboard
  • Kim works in a voluntary capacity visiting detainees in police custody to ensure compliance with PACE and human rights, for both detainees and staff
  • External Affiliations:
  • Voluntary Independent Custody Visitor
  • Member of Law Society Human Rights International Action Team
  • Restorative Justice International
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Law Society 'Lawyers for Lawyers'
  • Member Local Criminal Justice Board: Victim and Witness Group. (Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner)
  • External reviewer for Journal of Interpersonal Violence. ( Impact Factor: 2.443 Now ranked 12/61 in Criminology & Penology; 8/46 in Family Studies; 24/82 in Psychology, Applied)
  • External reviewer Journal of Hate Studies
  • External reviewer for Journal of Law, Religion and State