Athina Caraba

Athina Caraba

Athina is a criminologist currently pursuing a PhD at City University London’s Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. Her research interests include interpersonal violence, the Criminal Justice System and social constructions of crime. Her thesis is concerned with the three mass public shootings in the UK (Hungerford, Dunblane and Cumbria) in the past 30 years.

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A view from the gallery

The conditions were all there for a turbulent trial. Athina Caraba offers a layman’s view of the trial of Michael Piggin and highlights the need for research to ensure trials fully allow for the mental condition of the defendant.

My interest in the case of Michael Piggin, who stood trial in 2013-14 at the Old Bailey on charges of terrorism based on the allegation that he was going to be a “mass shooter”, is a predominantly criminological one.

10 February 2015
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