Alan Norrie teaches Criminal Law and Legal Theory at King's College London. His main theoretical interests are in law and social theory, and in the nature of dialectical theory, including dialectical critical realism. He is the author of three books on the idea of criminal justice, most recently Punishment, Responsibility and Justice, and an editor of Critical Realism: Essential Readings. His latest work is a book of essays entitled Law and the Beautiful Soul (Glass House Press). He is the current President of IACR and will be organising the 2008 IACR Conference at King's. Home page at King's