Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya

PhD, PGCert, LLM, LLB (Hons), FHEA

Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya

Senior Lecturer

Institute Director of Alumni Relations

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Ola’s current work focuses on post-conflict transitions and mass violence from an interdisciplinary perspective. He has been credited with developing a new criminological theory: the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model. His research on hierarchy of international crimes and sentencing proportionality has been cited directly in international criminal court judgements e.g. Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. 2014, http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/doc/doc1761246.pdf and the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, see Kaing Guek Eav Appeal Judgement, 2012. http://www.cambodiatribunal.org/assets/pdf/court-filings/Case%20001%20Appeal%20Judgement%20FINAL%20EN.pdfIn recent years Ola has been interested in improving the plight of the socially disadvantaged particularly ex-Service personnel. He is currently involved in various capacities with Veterans, including: Founder and Project Director Veterans Legal Link http://www.veteranslegallink.org/who-we-are and Elected Board Member of the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant Strategic Board (CAFCCB). He developed the first live client based multidisciplinary clinical legal education module in the UK with a strong community service focus. His research has been funded by the Ministry of Defence, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. He is currently working on a monograph entitled ‘Shifting Paradigms in Collective Violence: From Individualism to Hybridization’ for Routledge (2018).



Research interests: International criminal justice Transitional justice (e.g. Veterans and Military Families) Criminological theory Race and crime

In recent years Ola has been interested in improving the plight of the socially disadvantaged particularly ex-Service personnel. Ola is involved in various capacities with Veterans, including: As an Elected Board Member of the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant Strategic Board (CAFCCB); Principal Investigator (£10,000) Veterans Oral History Project (VOHP), a Heritage Lottery funded project; Member of the Governance & Steering Panel UK Veterans Research Hub; Member of the Governance Board of the Veterans and Families Institute, Anglia Ruskin University; Member Three Counties Advocacy Strategy Group, West Wales Mental Health Voluntary Sector Ex Service Personnel Network; Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin's Veterans and Families Institute; Founding Member of the Veterans Education Training Evaluation Research and Aud

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The Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squad. By Aldo Civico (University of California Press, 2015, 264 pp., £19.50)Olusanya, O. 2017 In : International Criminal Justice Review.27, 2, 3 p.
Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide. By A. Brannigan (Oxford University Press, 2013, 261pp. £65.00)Olusanya, O. 2015 In : British Journal of Criminology.55, 1, p. 209-2113 p.
Using the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model to Understand the Dynamics of Collective ViolenceOlusanya, O. 2014 Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law. Bantekas, I. & Mylonaki, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 222-238
Emotions, decision-making and mass atrocities: Through the lens of the macro-micro integrated theoretical modelOlusanya, O. 2014 Farnham: Taylor & Francis. 154 p.
A Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model of Mass Participation in GenocideOlusanya, O. 2013 In : British Journal of Criminology.53, 5, p. 843-86321 p.
The Psychology of Criminal Behavior and SentencingOlusanya, O. 2013 Criminal Psychology. Helfgott, J. B. (ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group, Vol. 3, p. 333-36634 p.
Armed Forces, Alcohol Abuse and Responsibility for War-time Violence: Applying the Attention-Allocation ModelOlusanya, O. 2013 In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.20, 1, p. 105-12219 p.
Cross-Examining the Race-Neutral Frameworks of Prisoner Re-EntryOlusanya, O. & Cancino, J. M. 2012 In : Critical Criminology.20, 4, p. 345-358
Race, Neighbourhood Context and Risk PredictionOlusanya, O. & Gau, J. M. 2012 In : Criminal Justice Studies.25, 2, p. 159-175
Toward an Integrated Theoretical Model of Risk Factors for Post-Deployment PTSD and its Implications for Justice-Involved VeteransOlusanya, O. 2012 In : Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.22, 6, p. 690-706
Disentangling the theories of gang membership: Social bond, Strain, Differential association and gang formationOlusanya, O. 2011
Excuse and Mitigation Under International Criminal Law: Redrawing Conceptual BoundariesOlusanya, O. 2010 In : New Criminal Law Review.13, 1, p. 23-8967 p.
Commentary, Cumulative Charges and ConvictionsOlusanya, O. 2008 Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals. Klip, A. & Sluiter, G. (eds.).
Commentary, Joint Criminal EnterpriseOlusanya, O. 2008 Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals. Klip, A. & Sluiter, G. (eds.). p. 399-41214 p.
Rethinking cognition as the sole basis for determining Criminal Liability under the Manifest Illegality PrincipleOlusanya, O. 2007 Rethinking International Criminal Law: The Substantive Part.Europa Law Publishing, p. 67-8721 p.
Rethinking International Criminal Law: The Substantive PartOlusanya, O. 2007 Europa Law Publishing. 213 p. (European and International Criminal Law Series)
Identifying the Aggressor under International Law: A Principles ApproachOlusanya, O. 2006 Peter Lang.
Sentencing and Sanctioning in Supranational Criminal LawOlusanya, O. 2006 Intersentia. 212 p.
Sentencing War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity under the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaOlusanya, O. 2005 Europa Law Publishing.
The Statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity- Progressive or Regressive?.Olusanya, O. 2004 In : German Law Journal.5, 7, p. 859-878
Do Crimes against Humanity deserve a higher sentence than War Crimes?.Olusanya, O. 2004 In : International Criminal Law Review.4, 4, p. 431-473
Double Jeopardy Without Parameters: Re-characterization in International Criminal LawOlusanya, O. 2004 Intersentia.