- Research Scholar
Professor Emeritus Sandra Marshall is a research scholar from the University of Stirling, Scotland, where she has been a longstanding member of the Department of Philosophy, serving as a researcher and teacher as well as department head. She also was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Deputy Principal at Stirling. Teaching areas have included moral, political, and legal philosophy and ancient Greek philosophy.
Her main research interests are issues that connect legal, political, and social philosophy, especially those arising from debates between liberal and communitarian theories. Her current work on theories of criminalization, situational crime prevention, and friendship includes expansion on previous research on the idea of public wrongs and the criminal law, in particular victims’ duties and civic virtue.
As former president of the U.K. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Marshall fostered links between philosophers and legal theorists throughout the United Kingdom, particularly within Scotland. She also served on the management committee of the Philosophical Quarterly.
Recent publications include articles on privacy, the family, friendship and community, and criminal responsibility. She was one of four collaborators on The Trial on Trial series, funded by the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council, which produced two edited volumes and a co-authored monograph. She is now working with the same collaborators on a large project on criminalization, also funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.