Richard Martin


Dr Richard Martin is a Fellow at the Department of Law, London School of Economics. His research straddles criminal justice, human rights and public law. He has published comments, reviews and articles in Law Quarterly Review, Criminal Law Review, British Journal of Criminology, Policing and Society and European Journal of Policing. Richard holds a DPhil (pass without corrections) and MSc (first in year) from Oxford’s Faculty of Law and an LLB (first class honours) from the University of Bristol. He teaches Criminal Law, Public Law and Topics in Sentencing and Criminal Justice.

Richard’s doctoral thesis, Policing Human Rights, draws on his extensive fieldwork with the Police Service of Northern Ireland to reveal how human rights law is interpreted and applied, but also re-defined and resisted, by a variety of officers across the police.

Alongside his doctorate, Richard was a consultant at the Law Commission of England and Wales (disclosure of official government data and whistle-blower protections). He also served as Editor, then Managing Editor, of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog. He has been a researcher on projects investigating mounted policing and public confidence in policing.