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The latest publications and other outputs from our CSEP researchers.

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Bioscience and the Good Life

Iain Brassington (2013)

Bioscience and the Good Life explores the complex relationship between modern biosciences and human flourishing, their sympathies and schisms, and the instances of their reconciliation. Here cognitive enhancement, longevity, and the spectacle of excellence in sports, are examined within the context of what constitutes a life well lived.

Children with Gender Identity Disorder

Simona Giordano (2013)

Children with Gender Identity Disorder proposes a way of understanding transgenderism in young people and a way of thinking about how best to deal with their sufferings. In order to do this, it is preliminarily necessary to explore the notions of gender and gender identity and understand how gender identity development is thought to occur.

The Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law series

Volume 3: Medicine and Bioethics in the Theatre of the Criminal Process

Margaret Brazier (contributing editor 2013)

This volume explores the argument that bioethics and criminal law are not necessarily incompatible; rather, it is the theatre surrounding interactions between bioethics and criminal law that often distorts and creates tension.

Volume 2: Medicine, Crime and Society

Danielle Griffiths (contributing editor 2013)

This volume explores the operation of the criminal process in healthcare in the UK as well as in other jurisdictions, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, France and the Netherlands.

Volume 1: The Criminal Law and Bioethical Conflict: Walking the Tightrope

Rebecca Bennett (contributing editor 2012)

This volume analyses how effectively criminal law operates as a forum for resolving conflict in the delivery of health care. 

Scientific Freedom

Simona Giordano (contributing editor 2012)

Scientific Freedom is a comprehensive anthology of essays designed to explore both the state of the scientific progress and the ethics, law and history of scientific research. The book gives readers a fascinating range of perspectives on matters of scientific research that directly affect each and every one of us.

Exercise and Eating Disorders, An ethical and legal analysis

Simona Giordano (2010)

Eating disorders have become a a social epidemic in the developed world. This book addresses the close link between eating disorders and exercise, examining the issue from an ethical and legal perspective, identifying the rights and responsibilities of the people with eating disorders, their families and the fitness professionals and clinicians that work with them.