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Samantha Pegg

Dr Samantha Pegg

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Dr Samantha Pegg is a Principal Lecturer at the Nottingham Law School and is the Course Manager for the Undergraduate courses Law with Criminology, Law with Business, Law with Psychology, Business Law and International Law. She is Module Leader for Sexuality and the Law on the full time undergraduate courses and Criminal Law on the LLB Distance Learning Course.

Career overview

Samantha was previously the course leader for Law with Criminology and Law with Business. She has a PhD from the Nottingham Trent University which examined historical child on child murder and more recently her research has focused upon sexual offending and body modification. She is the co-convenor of the SLSA Crime and Criminal Justice stream.

Research areas

Samantha Pegg's research areas include:

  • historical conceptions of insanity and gender
  • offences against children and issues of consent
  • child-on-child murder and criminality, past and present
  • how crime is presented in the media
  • sexual offences and pornography.


(2013) Pegg, S., Sweet Fanny Adams and Sarah's Law: The creation of rhetorical shorthand in the print press, Law, Crime and History, 1.

(2009) Pegg, S., 'Madness is a woman' Constance Kent and Victorian Constructions of Female Insanity, Liverpool Law Review, 30:(3): 207-223.

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Press expertise

  • child-on-child killing
  • Victorian and modern
  • criminal law
  • offences against the person
  • manslaughter
  • murder
  • press presentations of crime and criminality
  • sexual offences and sexual offending
  • pornography
  • body modification
  • revenge porn

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