I was previously Senior Lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Criminology at the University of Derby (with various roles from September 2007 until January 2014).
Additionally, I was Programme Leader for full-time LL.B awards at the University of Derby from August 2012 to January 2014. I was also an active Researcher in the Law in Society Research Group at the University of Derby from January 2010 to January 2014.
In May 2016 I was nominated by some of my students for a College Inspirational Teaching Award for 2015-16, while in May 2015 I was also nominated for the same award for 2014-15. I was also nominated for both a College Outstanding Student Support Award for 2014-15, and a University Inspirational Research Supervisor Award for 2014-15.
My teaching on the 'Human Rights Project' module in 2014/15 helped my students co-organise conference events on the themes of 'Human Rights and Dementia Care', and 'Art, Law and Freedom of Expression'. This led to my co-nomination for a College Team Award for 2015 for our joint involvement in the Sheffield Hallam 'Social Justice Week' initiative in March 2015. In 2015/16, I helped my students organise successful events around issues of forced marriage, and misconceptions surrounding the 'refugee crisis' in Europe; leading to another co-nomination for a College Team Award for 2016.
I was previously Senior Lecturer in Law in the School of Law & Criminology at the University of Derby (with various roles from September 2007 until January 2014). Additionally, I was Programme Leader for full-time LL.B awards at the University of Derby from August 2012 to January 2014. I was also an active Researcher in the Law in Society Research Group at the University of Derby from January 2010 to January 2014.
Privacy law, administrative law, constitutional law
Social Sciences and Arts
Theories and processes of stigmatisation and legislative and judicial rehabilitation
Criminality information sharing and the politics of public protection and risk
Human rights (and privacy) in post-modernity
Issues of equality and proportionality in public law
State sovereignty and judicial deference
I teach primarily constitutional and administrative law, human rights law and on criminal justice policy, particularly that relating to policing.
LL.B (Hons) Law and Law with Criminology; MA and LLM Applied Human Rights
Human Rights and Legal Scholarship; Human Rights Project; Administrative Law and Social Justice
I research mainly in the areas of privacy law, surveillance, administrative law, criminal records management, the prevention of domestic violence and on the use of machine-learning technology in the criminal justice system.
Oswald, M., Grace, J., Urwin, S., & Barnes, G. (2018). Algorithmic risk assessment policing models: Lessons from the Durham Constabulary HART model. Information and Communications Technology Law, 27 (2), 223-250. http://doi.org/10.1080/13600834.2018.1458455
Hadjimatheou, K., & Grace, J. (2020). “No black and white answer about how far we can go”: police decision making under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy. http://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2020.1795169
Grace, J., & Bamford, R. (2020). 'AI Theory of Justice': Using Rawlsian approaches to better legislate on machine learning in government. Amicus Curiae. http://doi.org/10.14296/ac.v1i3.5161
Grace, J. (2019). ‘Algorithmic Impropriety’ in UK Policing Contexts: A Developing Narrative? SSRN Electronic Journal. https://www.routledge.com/Predictive-Policing-and-Artificial-Intelligence/McDaniel-Pease/p/book/9780367210984
Poolman, S., Wilshaw, R., & Grace, J. (2019). Human rights in policing - the past, present and future. The Political Quarterly. http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12711
Grace, J. (2019). 'Algorithmic impropriety' in UK policing? Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice. https://jirpp.winchesteruniversitypress.org/articles/abstract/23/
Grace, J. (2019). The policy shift towards more intensive monitoring of domestic violence perpetrators. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice, 3 (1). https://jirpp.winchesteruniversitypress.org/articles/abstract/26/
Duggan, M., & Grace, J. (2018). Assessing vulnerabilities in the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. Child and Family Law Quarterly 2018, (2).
Grace, J. (2018). A balance of rights and protections in public order policing: A case study on Rotherham. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 24 (1). http://webjcli.org/article/view/556
Grace, J. (2018). Countering extremism and recording dissent: intelligence analysis and the Prevent agenda in UK Higher Education. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice. http://doi.org/10.21039/irpandp.v2i2.48
Grace, J. (2017). Lessons on legislating for public protection information sharing: A case commentary on Christian Institute v Lord Advocate  UKSC 51. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice, 2 (1). http://doi.org/10.21039/irpandp.v2i1.24
Oswald, M., & Grace, J. (2016). Intelligence, policing and the use of algorithmic analysis: a freedom of information-based study. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice, 1 (1). http://doi.org/10.21039/irpandp.v1i1.16
Grace, J., & Oswald, M. (2016). 'Being on our rader does not necessarily mean being under our microscope': the regulation and retention of police intelligence. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 22 (1). http://webjcli.org/article/view/441
Grace, J. (2015). Better information sharing, or 'share or be damned'? Journal of adult protection, 17 (5), 308-320. http://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-01-2015-0001
Grace, J. (2015). Clare's Law, or the national Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme : the contested legalities of criminality information sharing. The Journal of Criminal Law, 79 (1), 36-45. http://doi.org/10.1177/0022018314564732
Grace, J. (2014). The surveillance of 'risky subjects': adiaphorisation through criminal records, and contested narratives of stigma. Birkbeck Law Review, 2 (2), 279-292. http://www.bbklr.org/2-2-7.html
Grace, J. (2014). Foreword to the 'Privacy and Surveillance Conference Special Issue' of the Birkbeck Law Review. Birkbeck Law Review, 2 (2), v-x. http://www.bbklr.org/volume-2-issue-2.html
Grace, J. (2014). Disclosing domestic violence : Jamie Grace critically assesses the national roll out of the domestic violencedisclosure scheme. Criminal Justice Matters, 97 (1), 18-19. http://doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2014.950518
Grace, J. (2014). Old convictions never die, they just fade away : the permanency of convictions and cautions for criminal offences in the UK. The Journal of Criminal Law, 78 (2), 121-135. http://doi.org/10.1350/jcla.2014.78.2.904.
Grace, J. (2014). The Information Governance Review and the new legal framework for informatics. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 20 (1), 40-44. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2014.20.1.40
Grace, J. (2013). Privacy, stigma and public protection: A socio-legal analysis of criminality information practices in the UK. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 41 (4), 303-321. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2013.07.006
Grace, J., & Taylor, M.J. (2013). Disclosure of confidential patient information and the duty to consult: The role of the health and social care information centre. Medical Law Review, 21 (3), 415-447. http://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwt013
Grace, J. (2009). NHS values of data management. British Journal of Health Care Management, 15 (2), 73-76. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2009.15.2.39178
Grace, J. (n.d.). The nature of spent convictions and the common law basis of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme: limiting the effectiveness of Clare's Law? European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 21 (2). http://webjcli.org/article/view/401/517
Grace, J. (n.d.). Machine Learning Technologies and Their Inherent Human Rights Issues in Criminal Justice Contexts. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3487454
Grace, J. (n.d.). Whatever Happened to 'Clare's Law'? Reviewing the Available Evidence on the Effectiveness of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3227956
Grace, J. (n.d.). Human Rights, Regulation and the Right to Restrictions on Algorithmic Police Intelligence Analysis Tools in the UK. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3303313
Grace, J. (n.d.). A Judgment on the Unlawful Prorogation of Parliament. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3481673
Oswald, M., & Grace, J. (n.d.). The Covid-19 Contact Tracing App In England and ‘Experimental Proportionality’. Public Law.
Steadman, A., Grace, J., & Roberts, R. (2019). The 'choice to challenge' extreme views in the classroom? Counter-radicalisation and the Prevent agenda in the University context. In Akhgar, B., Wells, D., & Blanco, J.M. (Eds.) Investigating Radicalization Trends : Case Studies in Europe and Asia. (pp. 237-260). Springer: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-25436-0#editorsandaffiliations
I hold a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
I am a Member of the Association of Social and Legal Philosophy
I am a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
I am a Member of the UK Administrative Law Bar Association
I am a Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
I am a member of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice; and the Centre research clusters for 'Criminal Justice Institutions', 'Socio-Legal Studies', and 'Human Rights and Social Justice'.
I am an Associate Member of the Law in Society Research Group at the University of Derby, and an External Member of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies at the Northumbria University School of Law.
I was appointed in February 2014 as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Derby, teaching occasional sessions in Sociology
I have an interest in the development of techniques to foster greater research impact in relation to the social sciences, and the impact arising from legal research in particular.
I am very happy to discuss potential projects with prospective postgraduate research students; please do get in touch.
Jamie Grace, who has joined the department of law and criminology from the University of Derby, has research and teaching interests in constitutional, human rights and administrative law in theory and in practice. He also has an interest in privacy law generally, as well as all topics connected to the management and sharing of criminal records and other 'criminality information', as well as patient records and health data, for public protection purposes.