Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) (Sydney) LLM (NYU) PhD (Lond)
Research Fellow

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Arlie Loughnan is ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Law Faculty, University of Sydney. Her research project, Responsibility in Criminal Law (No. DE130100418) examines criminal responsibility from a socio-historical perspective, setting developments in the law against extra-legal developments in responsibility norms and practices.

Arlie joined the Faculty in 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney, New York University Law School and the London School of Economics.

Arlie's research concerns criminal law and the criminal justice system, with a focus on the relationship between legal doctrines, practices, institutions and knowledge. Her particular interests are constructions of criminal responsibility and non-responsibility, the interaction of legal and expert medical knowledges and the historical development of the criminal law.

Arlie is the author of Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in Criminal Law (OUP, 2012). This book examines the terrain of mental incapacity in criminal law, tracing overlapping and interlocking legal doctrines, current and past practices of evidence and proof, and medical and social understanding of mental order and incapacity. Bringing together previously disparate discussions from law, history, psychology, and philosophy, it analyses the distinct character of mental incapacity revealed by this interdisciplinary approach – manifest madness'.

Arlie is a Co-Editor of Sydney Law Review (with Dr Shae McCrystal) (since 2013). She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of SOLON Law, Crime and History. She was Co-Editor of the Institute of Criminology's journal, Current Issues in Criminal Justice (with Dr Murray Lee) (2011-2014).

Arlie was the Academic Member of the NSW Law Society's Criminal Law Committee (2009-2013), and, in 2010-11, she was the Academic Member of the NSW Bar's Professional Conduct Committee (No. 2) (with Dr R. Shackel). In 2010, Arlie served as a member of the Panel of Expert Advisors for the NSW Law Reform Commission reference on Complicity.

Arlie has held Visiting Fellowships at London School of Economics (2010), University College London (2013), and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (2013).

Research interests

  • Criminal law and theory
  • Mental incapacity
  • Legal history

Teaching and supervision

  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law

Selected grants

2013

  • Responsibility in Criminal Law; Loughnan A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Anthony, T., Crofts, P., Crofts, T., Gray, S., Loughnan, A., Naylor, B. (2013). Waller & Williams Criminal Law Text and Cases - 12th Edition. Australia: LexisNexis.
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in Criminal Law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Loughnan, A., Wake, N. (2014). Of Blurred Boundaries and Prior Fault: Insanity, Automatism and Intoxication (Forthcoming). In Alan Reed, Michael Bohlander (Eds.), General Defences in Criminal Law: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Loughnan, A., Selchow, S. (2013). Preventive Detention Beyond the Law:The Need to Ask Socio-Political Questions. In Patrick Keyzer (Eds.), Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions, (pp. 261-285). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Intersentia Publishing Ltd.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). The Expertise of Non-Experts: Knowledges of Intoxication in Criminal Law. In J. Herring, C. Regan, D. Weinberg and P. Withington (Eds.), Intoxication and Society: Problematic Pleasures of Drugs and and Alcohol, (pp. 52-68). Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Loughnan, A., Ward, T. (2014). Emergent Authority and Expert Knowledge: Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibilty in the UK. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(1), 25-36. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A., Oosterhuis, H. (2014). Introduction - Madness and crime: Historical perspectives on forensic psychiatry. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Crofts, T., Loughnan, A. (2014). Provocation, NSW Style: Reform of the Defence of Provocation in NSW. Criminal Law Review, 2014 (2), 109-125.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Of Cubist Painting and Legal Story-telling: Historicising Criminal Responsibility. Amicus Curiae, 95.
  • Crofts, T., Loughnan, A. (2013). Provocation: The good, the bad and the ugly. Criminal Law Journal, 37(1), 23-37.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reading the Old Bailey Proceedings. Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal, 2013, 1-14.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reforming the Criminal Law on Mental Incapacity. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 25(2), 703-710.
  • Buchanan, P., Loughnan, A., Grunstein, R. (2012). Inappropriate Situational Sleepiness and the Law. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 7(2), 353-363. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). Mental Incapacity Doctrines in Criminal Law. New Criminal Law Review, 15(1), 1-31. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). The 'Strange' Case of the Infanticide Doctrine. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 32(4), 685-711.
  • Loughnan, A. (2011). 'In a Kind of Mad Way': A Historical Perspective on Evidence and Proof of Mental Incapacity. Melbourne University Law Review, 35(3), 1049-1070.
  • Loughnan, A. (2010). Drink Spiking and Rock Throwing: The Creation and Construction of Criminal Offences in the Current Era. Alternative Law Journal, 35(1), 18-21.
  • Loughnan, A. (2010). Understanding the Criminal Trial: A Response to HL Ho. Sydney Law Review, 32(3), 533-547.
  • Loughnan, A. (2009). Preface. Public Space: the Journal of Law and Social Justice, 4.
  • Loughnan, A. (2009). The Legislation We Had to Have? The Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2009 (NSW). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 457-465.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2009). The Travails of Postgraduate Research in Law. Legal Education Review, 19(1), 99-132.
  • Loughnan, A. (2007). 'Manifest Madness': Towards A New Understanding of the Insanity Defence. The Modern Law Review, 70(3), 379-401.
  • Loughnan, A. (2005). Lay Truth: The Role of Lay Understandings of Mental Illness in Mental Incapacity Defences. Criminal Justice Matters, 12(2005), 00-00.

Conferences

  • Loughnan, A. (2013). A Socio-historical approach to 'Dangerousness' and 'Abnormality' in Criminal Law. Perspectives on Theory and Practice of Preventive Detention, Onati, Spain: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Diminished Responsibility Manslaughter as a Hybrid Legal Form. Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Conference 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reading the Old Bailey Proceedings: Special Verdicts and the role of Judge and Jury. Reading the Sources Symposium 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Responsibility and Non-Responsibility in Criminal Law. UK IVR Annual Conference 2013 - Legal Theory and Legal History: A Neglected Dialogue?, London, England: Presentation.
  • Burns, K., Loughnan, A., Lunney, M., Willis, S. (2013). The Relationship Between Tort and Crime in Australia. Comparing Tort and Crime 2013, Cambridge, England: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2008). Surviving the PhD. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

Other

  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.

2014

  • Loughnan, A., Ward, T. (2014). Emergent Authority and Expert Knowledge: Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibilty in the UK. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(1), 25-36. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A., Oosterhuis, H. (2014). Introduction - Madness and crime: Historical perspectives on forensic psychiatry. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A., Wake, N. (2014). Of Blurred Boundaries and Prior Fault: Insanity, Automatism and Intoxication (Forthcoming). In Alan Reed, Michael Bohlander (Eds.), General Defences in Criminal Law: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Crofts, T., Loughnan, A. (2014). Provocation, NSW Style: Reform of the Defence of Provocation in NSW. Criminal Law Review, 2014 (2), 109-125.

2013

  • Loughnan, A. (2013), A Discussion Paper considering the operation of Part 8A of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA). , , , 1-147.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). A Socio-historical approach to 'Dangerousness' and 'Abnormality' in Criminal Law. Perspectives on Theory and Practice of Preventive Detention, Onati, Spain: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Diminished Responsibility Manslaughter as a Hybrid Legal Form. Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Conference 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Of Cubist Painting and Legal Story-telling: Historicising Criminal Responsibility. Amicus Curiae, 95.
  • Loughnan, A., Selchow, S. (2013). Preventive Detention Beyond the Law:The Need to Ask Socio-Political Questions. In Patrick Keyzer (Eds.), Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions, (pp. 261-285). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Intersentia Publishing Ltd.
  • Crofts, T., Loughnan, A. (2013). Provocation: The good, the bad and the ugly. Criminal Law Journal, 37(1), 23-37.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reading the Old Bailey Proceedings. Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal, 2013, 1-14.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reading the Old Bailey Proceedings: Special Verdicts and the role of Judge and Jury. Reading the Sources Symposium 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Reforming the Criminal Law on Mental Incapacity. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 25(2), 703-710.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). Responsibility and Non-Responsibility in Criminal Law. UK IVR Annual Conference 2013 - Legal Theory and Legal History: A Neglected Dialogue?, London, England: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A. (2013). The Expertise of Non-Experts: Knowledges of Intoxication in Criminal Law. In J. Herring, C. Regan, D. Weinberg and P. Withington (Eds.), Intoxication and Society: Problematic Pleasures of Drugs and and Alcohol, (pp. 52-68). Bassingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Burns, K., Loughnan, A., Lunney, M., Willis, S. (2013). The Relationship Between Tort and Crime in Australia. Comparing Tort and Crime 2013, Cambridge, England: Presentation.
  • Anthony, T., Crofts, P., Crofts, T., Gray, S., Loughnan, A., Naylor, B. (2013). Waller & Williams Criminal Law Text and Cases - 12th Edition. Australia: LexisNexis.

2012

  • Buchanan, P., Loughnan, A., Grunstein, R. (2012). Inappropriate Situational Sleepiness and the Law. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 7(2), 353-363. [More Information]
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in Criminal Law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). Mental Incapacity Doctrines in Criminal Law. New Criminal Law Review, 15(1), 1-31. [More Information]
  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.
  • Loughnan, A. (2012). The 'Strange' Case of the Infanticide Doctrine. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 32(4), 685-711.

2011

  • Loughnan, A. (2011). 'In a Kind of Mad Way': A Historical Perspective on Evidence and Proof of Mental Incapacity. Melbourne University Law Review, 35(3), 1049-1070.

2010

  • Loughnan, A. (2010). Drink Spiking and Rock Throwing: The Creation and Construction of Criminal Offences in the Current Era. Alternative Law Journal, 35(1), 18-21.
  • Loughnan, A. (2010). Understanding the Criminal Trial: A Response to HL Ho. Sydney Law Review, 32(3), 533-547.

2009

  • Loughnan, A. (2009). Preface. Public Space: the Journal of Law and Social Justice, 4.
  • Loughnan, A. (2009). The Legislation We Had to Have? The Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2009 (NSW). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 457-465.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2009). The Travails of Postgraduate Research in Law. Legal Education Review, 19(1), 99-132.

2008

  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2008). Surviving the PhD. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2007

  • Loughnan, A. (2007). 'Manifest Madness': Towards A New Understanding of the Insanity Defence. The Modern Law Review, 70(3), 379-401.

2005

  • Loughnan, A. (2005). Lay Truth: The Role of Lay Understandings of Mental Illness in Mental Incapacity Defences. Criminal Justice Matters, 12(2005), 00-00.

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