Dr Bo Wang
School of Law
Lecturer in Chinese Law
Programme Director for LLB Law with Chinese Law
Programme Director for LLB Law and Criminology
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I am a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Sheffield. My research focuses mainly on English criminal law and comparative criminal law. I also have broad interests in philosophy of criminal law, Chinese criminal law and justice and criminal policy. My doctoral research focused on derivative complicity liability in English criminal law and a monograph based on this has been returned for REF2021. Writing in both English and Chinese, I have published in leading peer-reviewed law journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law, Journal of International and Comparative Law and Studies in Law and Business. I also have translated book and chapters in edited collections. My current research explores bribery in the public sector, which is funded by the Society of Legal Scholars.
Before joining Sheffield, I taught and convened criminal law modules at the University of Surrey, where I was the Deputy Director of the China Law Centre and the programme leader for the LLB Law with Criminology programme. Prior to that, I taught criminal law at King’s College London whist reading for my PhD at that institution.
- PhD in criminal law, King's College London
- LLM in criminal law, Renmin University of China
- LLB, China University of Political Science and Law
- Research interests
- Theories of Criminalisation
- English Criminal Law
- Chinese Criminal Law and Justice
- Cyber Security and Criminal Law
- White Collar and Financial Crimes
- Gender and Law
- View this article in WRRO Participation in Crimes: An End to Derivative Complicity Liability?.
- A Critical Analysis of the Law Commission's Proposed Cyberflashing Offence. Journal of Criminal Law.
- Mistaking theft: dishonesty ‘turns over a new leaf’. The Journal of Criminal Law, 86(1), 3-17. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Complicity liability : English and Chinese approaches compared. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 8(1), 175-204.
- A normative case for abolishing the doctrine of extended joint criminal enterprise. The Journal of Criminal Law, 83(2), 144-160. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Abolishing Australia’s judicially enacted sui generis doctrine of extended joint enterprise. Concordia Law Review, 3(1), 67-101.
- Withdrawal in English Criminal Law. Science of Law, 5.
- Supervisory Negligence Liability in Medical Teams. Studies in Law and Business, 4.
- On Improvements of the Criminal Penal System after Criminal Law Amendment Act No.8. Law Science Magazine, 6.
- "Cardholder” in the Offence of Credit Card Fraud. People's Procuratorial Semimonthly, 17.
- The English Criminal Laws Governing Cyber Bullying and Their Enlightenment to Chinese Criminal Law In Xie W (Ed.), Cyber Crime and Security
- Responsibility Links, Fair Labelling and Proportionality in China: Comparing China’s Criminal Law Theory and Doctrine In He T & Mao N (Ed.), China's Criminal Law: Moving Forward in Times of Disenchantment
- The Impact of Confession and Repentance on Sentencing In Zheng E (Ed.), Research on System Component and the Reconcilement of Social Conflicts in Criminal Law
- Research group
I welcome proposals for postgraduate supervision in all aspects of criminal law. Proposals in the following areas are especially welcome:
- Bribery and corruption
- Causation in criminal law
- Consent in criminal law
- Domestic violence
- Harmful online communications
- Property offences
- Complicity and conspiracy
- Sexual Offences
- Corporate liability
- Comparative criminal law (especially comparison between English criminal law and Chinese criminal law)
Title/Description: Bribery in the Public Sector: a comparative analysis between English law and Chinese law
- Awarding Body: Society of Legal Scholars
- Years Funded for: May 2022 - May 2023
- Amount Awarded (£): 1,449.60
Title/Description: The General Part of English Criminal Law and Its Significance to Chinese Criminal Law Theory
- Awarding Body: The Research Centre for Criminal Jurisprudence
- People involved: Professor Wangyuan Xie; Dr Bo Wang; Dr Can Luo
- Years Funded for: 2012 - 2015
- Amount Awarded (£): 8,000
Title/Description: Criminal Liability for Medical Team's Supervisory Negligence
- Awarding Body: Renmin University of China
- Years Funded for: 2010 - 2011
- Amount Awarded (£): 2,000
- Teaching interests
- Teaching activities
- Criminal Law and Justice
- Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
- Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law (Convenor)
- Legal and Political Culture of China (Convenor)
- Chinese Law and Legal System (Convenor)
- Professional activities and memberships
Member of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) and the Centre for Criminological Research (CCR).
Reviewer for the Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law, Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Bloomsbury Publishing and Oxford University Press;
Society of Legal Scholars (member), Socio-Legal Studies Association (member);
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy;
Panel chair, Law and Technology Conference, sponsored by the UN Institute for Training and Research, Leicester, July 2019;
Invited presentation (English Laws on Cyberbullying and the Enlightenment to Chinese Criminal Law) at the Cyber Security and Criminal Law Submit, sponsored by the Research Centre for Criminal Jurisprudence and Tencent Research Institute), Beijing, December 2017;
Guest lecture (Complicity Liability in English Law), Renmin University of China, Beijing, December 2017;
Panel member, Symposium on the Over-Instrumentalization of Criminal Law, East China Normal University, Shanghai, December 2017.