Carol Withey

Carol Withey BSc, LLB, PGDip

Principal Lecturer

Key details

Carol Withey

Principal Lecturer

Carol joined the University of Greenwich in 2006 and is currently Principal Lecturer in Criminal Law. In 2011 Carol was promoted to University Teaching Fellow in recognition of excellence in teaching.

Carol qualified as a barrister in 1999 (Inns of Court School of Law), read Law at London University (external degree) and Sociology and Politics at Bristol University.

Before joining the University of Greenwich, Carol taught Criminal Law and the Law of Evidence on the London University External LLB Programme. Carol has also lectured in Criminal Law at Kent Law School and CILEX Law School. Carol was awarded Fellowship status from the Higher Education Academy in 2005.

Responsibilities within the university

Principal Lecturer in Law

  • LLB Level 4 Year Tutor
  • Course Leader for Criminal Law 1 and Criminal Law 2
  • Coordinator of the CPS Aim Higher Scheme

Course leader for Criminal Law 1, Criminal Law 2 and Advanced Criminal Law (third year option)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2005)
  • Member of UCL Centre for Criminal Law
  • Member of Inner Temple
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Member of the Association of Law Teachers

Research / Scholarly interests

Criminal Law, especially sexual offending where the socio-legal approach adopted has focused on practical ways to dispel rape myths.


  • 'No body no murder? - grisly tales from bygone ages' (2014) Sui Generis, UOG, pp 39-48.
  • 'Feedback engagement: forcing feed-forward amongst law students' (2013) The Law Teacher, 47(3) 319-344.
  • 'Loss of control: loss of opportunity (2011) The Criminal Law Review, Sweet and Maxwell, 4, 263-279.
  • 'Rape and sexual assault education: where is the law?' (2010)The New Criminal Law Review, University of California Press, 13 (4) 802-825.
  • 'Criminal Law' (2010) (book) ITC Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-84256-423-3.
  • 'Loss of Control' (2010) Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 174 (14) 197-199.
  • 'The Fraud Act – some early observations and comparisons with the former law' (2007), The Journal of Criminal Law, Vathek Publishing, 71(3) 220-237.
  • 'Female rape, an ongoing concern: strategies for improving reporting and conviction levels'(2007), The Journal of Criminal Law, Vathek Publishing, 71(1) 54-87.
  • 'Reform of Homicide part 2 (2007) The Legal Executive, 12-13.
  • 'Reform of Homicide part 1(2007) The Legal Executive, 18-20
  • 'Clarity at Last: The Fraud Act 2006' (2007)The Legal Executive, 14-17
  • 'Provocation ping pong and the rules of precedent' (2006) The New Law Journal - Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 156 (7213) 299.
  • 'Provocation ping pong: who is this reasonable man?' (2006) The New Law Journal, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 156 (7212) 258.
  • 'Biological GBH: overruling Clarence?' (2003), The New Law Journal, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 153 (7104) 1698