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"Written in crisp and readily understood would be of great assistance to all those who work or have an interest in this sensitive area of the legal system" Inquests. Foreword by Sir Igor Judge. Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 

"Very useful, instructive and full of gems...a very valuable book...The splendid thing about this book is that it can be relied upon" Sally Ramage. The Criminal Lawyer Magazine




Cruelty - An Analysis of Article 3: Sweet & Maxwell (2002) [Author]

Inquests: Hart Publications  (2011) [Author]

The Link Between Human and Animal Violence: Sussex University Press (2009) [Contributor]

Cases That Changed Our Lives: Butterworths (2010) [Contributor]

Sentencing Guidelines Exploring the English Model: OUP (2013) [Contributor]


Other Publications (include):


Planning and Environmental Law Bulletin: Longmans (1991) [Editor]

Judicial Review from the Magistrates Court: Sweet & Maxwell (1999) [Author]

Police Station Interviews: Sweet & Maxwell (1999) [Author]

The Courts Act 2003: Sweet & Maxwell (2003) [Author]

The Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy: Sweet & Maxwell (2008-) [Co-editor]


John Cooper writes widely in all legal magazines and periodicals including Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, for which he is Consultant Editor (LexisNexis), New Law Journal (LexisNexis)and he has just been appointed as a regular columnist for The Solicitor's Journal. John also continues to write regularly for national newspapers, having previously been a columnist for The Times for ten years. 

Editor, Wildlife Guardian (BBC Magazine of the Year 1999)


Law Commission [Working Parties]

Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide [Law Com No 304]

The Admissibility of Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings in England and Wales [Law Com No 190]

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"He has done us all a valuable service by devoting his attention in this carefully researched book exclusively to this very important and demanding article"

Lord Hope of Craighead in his foreword to 'Cruelty - An Analysis of Article 3. [Also cited by him with approval in A & Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] UKHL 71 at paragraph 126

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