Shane Kilcommins is a graduate of UL (BA in Law and European Studies, 1994) the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Ph.D 1999), and UCC (MA in Teaching and Learning, 2007). He joined the Law School in UL as a professor in 2014. He lectures in evidence law, jurisprudence, penology and employment law. He was a Visiting Scholar at Temple Law School in 2008/2009. He has co-authored various funded research reports on discrimination, victims of crime and integrative learning. He is co-editor of the Criminal Law Online Journal and is book editor for the Irish Journal of Legal Studies. He acted as deputy editor of the Judicial Studies Institute Journal between 2007 and 2010. He has acted as co-director for the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC, and is currently a director of the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development.. His book publications include The Introduction of Community Service Orders(Barry Rose Law Publishers, Chichester 2003) Crime, Punishment and the Search for Order in Ireland (Dublin: IPA, 2004) (co-author), Terrorism, Rights and the Rule of Law(Collumpton, Willan, 2008), Criminal Law in Ireland (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2010) (co-author);’Vicitms of Crime with Disabilites in Ireland’ in: Ivana Bacik and David Prendergast (eds). Criminal Law and Practice Review. Dublin: Clarus PressHe has written various articles on penology and criminal justice in national and international law journals.