Ms Penny Childs
Profiles

Ms Penny Childs

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Law

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

Law academic link for partner colleges.  

Teaching, supervision and module administration on undergraduate law and criminal justice programmes and the graduate diploma in law. 

Personal tutor.

Qualifications

July 2014: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

November 1981: Master of Laws; University of London:

July 1980: BA (Hons) Law; CNAA

2000 - to date: University of Plymouth, Senior lecturer/lecturer.

1991-1999: Middlesex University, Principal/Senior lecturer.

1980-1991: Middlesex Polytechnic, lecturer.

1988-1990: North London Polytechnic, lecturer.

Teaching interests

Criminal Law

Law of Tort

Sex, Power and Legal Control

Law and gender, sexual orientation and gender identity

Staff serving as external examiners

2001-2005 London Metropolitan University. External Examiner for Law Undergraduate Programmes.

Research interests

Laws relating to sex and gender, sexual orientation and gender identity with particular focus on the impact of the criminal law and criminal justice system.

Pedagogic research generally and in the context of legal education in particular. Main interest in enhancement and development of learning and employability skills and feminist pedagogy.

Criminal law.

Books and other publications

Childs, P. 2015. '"Gender Fraud": Where do we go from here?' (2016) Plymouth Law and Criminal Justice Review 109

Childs, P. 2015. Nutcases: Criminal Law (7th edition), Sweet & Maxwell, London. 179pp. (6th edition 2011, 5th edition 2008, 4th edition 2005, 3rd edition 2002, 2nd edition 1999, 1st edition 1996)

Childs, P, Firth, N and de Rijke, H. 2014 'The Gap between Law Students' Career Aspirations and Employment Opportunities' (2014) 48(1) The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education 51

Childs, P, Firth, N and de Rijke, H. 2010. "You're Hired" Bridging the Gap between Law Student Career Aspirations and Employment Opportunities. (2010) Plymouth Law Review 1

Childs, P. 2005. Autonomy and the Ability to Learn: Interim report of longitudinal study on the academic development of LLB students from three UK Universities. Paper published by the UK Centre for Legal Education.

Childs, P and Spencer, J. 2002. Autonomy and the Ability to Learn: Making the Transition to Higher Education. Paper published by the UK Centre for Legal Education 

Childs, P. 2001. Criminal Liability and Business Organisations. In Prof. B Barrett (ed.), Principles of Business Law, 140-159. Thomson Learning, London

Childs, P. 1996. Sexual Offences Workbook in Criminal Law IOLIS Computer Assisted Learning software package, Law Courseware Consortium, Warwick University.

Childs, P and Homewood, S. 1995. The Enterprise and its Environment: Planning and Pollution Controls. In A Ruff (ed.)Principles of Law for Managers, 106-132, Routledge, London and New York.

Conference Papers

Sellick, J, Stevenson, K and Childs, P. 2014. Evaluating the impact of an immersive first year law module on transition and retention: VC's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University.

Harris, C., Hamlyn, V. and Childs, P. 2013.  Letting Go.  Who owns peer assisted learning schemes? VC's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University

Childs, P. 2013. Enhancing transitional support for partner college students. VC's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University.

Childs, P and Firth, N. 2011. Bridging the Gap between career aspirations and employment opportunities for law students: VC's Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

Childs, P, Firth, N and de Rijke H. 2011. "You're Hired" Bridging the gap between student career aspirations and employment opportunities: Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Cardiff

Childs, P and Stevenson, K. 2007. "A Waste of Time?" Overcoming Student and Staff Resistance to Academic Development Planning in Curriculum Design and Delivery: Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, University of Plymouth

Childs, P. 2005. Autonomy and the Ability to Learn: Research Project Findings: 7th Annual Learning in Law Initiative Conference, Warwick University.

Childs, P and Spencer, J. 2002. Autonomy and the Ability to learn: Making the Transition to Higher Education and Building on Foundations: 4th Annual Learning in Law Initiative Conference, Warwick University.

Childs, P. 2001. Making the Transition to Higher Education: Law Students First Thoughts. 3rd Annual Learning in Law Initiative Conference, Warwick University.

Childs, P. 2000. Incorporating Benchmark Standards on Skills Outcomes into the Curriculum. 2nd Annual Learning in Law Initiative Conference, Warwick University.

Childs, P. 1997. Computer Based Learning In Law. Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference.