Colin’s research primarily focuses on proceeds of crime and anti-money laundering law and practice. He also has research interests in financial crime more generally, particularly corporate crime and the use of deferred prosecution agreements. He has published widely in these areas, including Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime: The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (King and Lord, Palgrave, 2018) and The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (King, Walker, and Gurulé, eds, Palgrave, 2018).
Colin also conducts research in criminal evidence and criminal justice, particularly in relation to legal responses to organised crime and terrorism.
He has received a number of funding awards to support his research, including from the AHRC Leadership Fellowship scheme; the British Academy Tackling the UK’s International Challenges scheme; the Modern Law Review Seminar Series; the AHRC Network scheme; the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Small Grants and Events Fund; the Worldwide Universities Network Research Mobility Programme; and the Irish Research Council.
Colin is currently supervising seven PhD students. He is particularly interested in supervising theses on financial crime (eg anti-money laundering; counter terrorist financing; corporate crime) and criminal evidence/justice.
Dr Colin King is Reader in Law and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. He is Founding Director of the Centre for Financial Law, Regulation & Compliance (FinReg).
He completed a PG Certificate in Higher Education in 2019 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Colin previously worked at the Universities of Sussex; Manchester; and Leeds. He was an Academic Fellow at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple from 2014-2017.
Selected Publications (since 2014)
- “Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime: The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements” (Colin King and Nicholas Lord) (Palgrave, 2018). 157pp + XIII.
- “Assets, Crime, and the State: Innovations in 21st Century Legal Responses” (Katie Benson, Colin King, and Clive Walker, eds) (Routledge, 2020). 18 chapters. 274pp + XIII.
- “Counter-terrorism, Constitutionalism and Miscarriages of Justice: A Festschrift for Professor Clive Walker” (Genevieve Lennon, Colin King and Carole McCartney, eds) (Hart Publishing, 2019). 18 chapters. 340pp + XVIII.
- “The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law” (Colin King, Clive Walker, and Jimmy Gurulé, eds) (Palgrave, 2018). 47 chapters. 1,260pp + XIV.
- “Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets” (Colin King and Clive Walker, eds) (Ashgate, 2014). 14 chapters. 355pp + XVI.
- “The Challenges of Implementing Anti-Money Laundering Regulation: An Empirical Analysis” (with Dr Ilaria Zavoli) (2020) Modern Law Review. In Press. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12628. 32pp.
- “Deferred Prosecution Agreements in England and Wales: Castles Made of Sand?” (with Dr Nicholas Lord)  Public Law 307-330.
- “Anti-Money Laundering Regulation and the Art Market” (with Dr Saskia Hufnagel) (2020) Legal Studies 131-150.
- “Estate Agents’ Perspective of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Four Key Issues in the UK Property Market” (with Dr Ilaria Zavoli) (2020) 40(5) Public Money & Management 415-419.
- “A1P1 and Disproportionate Confiscation in Customs Cases” (2019) 4 Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime 258-260.
- “Expediency, Legitimacy, and the Rule of Law: A Systems Perspective on Civil/ Criminal Procedural Hybrids” (with Dr Jen Hendry) (2017) 11(4) Criminal Law and Philosophy 733-757.
- “Counter Terrorism Financing: A redundant fragmentation?” (with Prof. Clive Walker) (2015) 6(3) New Journal of European Criminal Law 372-395.
- “Insider Dealing and Criminal Benefit: A Question of Proportionality?” (2015) 9 Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime 651-654.
- “How Far Is Too Far? Theorising Non Conviction Based Asset Forfeiture” (with Dr Jen Hendry) (2015) 11(4) International Journal of Law in Context 398-411.
- “Belief Evidence and Informer Privilege: Revisited in Strasbourg” (2014) 18(4) International Journal of Evidence and Proof 340-352.
- “Civil Forfeiture and Article 6 of the ECHR: Due Process Implications for England and Wales and Ireland” (2014) 34(3) Legal Studies 371-394.
- “Preventive AML in the UK property market: inside views from the sector” (with Dr Ilaria Zavoli) in P. van Duyne et al (eds) Criminal defiance in Europe and beyond (Eleven International Publishing, 2020) pp.353-372.
- “Justice for Whom? The need for a principled approach to Deferred Prosecution Agreements in England and Wales” (with Dr Susan Hawley and Dr Nicholas Lord) in Tina Soreide and Abiola Makinwa (eds), Negotiated Settlements in Bribery Cases: A Principled Approach (Edward Elgar, 2020) pp.307-344.
- “Dirty money and the new responses of the 21st century” (with Dr Katie Benson and Prof Clive Walker) in K. Benson, C. King and C. Walker (eds) Assets, Crime and the State: Innovations in 21st Century Legal Responses (Routledge, 2020) pp.1-19.
- “International Asset Recovery: Perspectives from Ireland” in J. McDaniel, K. Stonard and D. Cox (eds), The Development of Transnational Policing: Past, Present and Future (Routledge, 2019) pp.281-306.
- “Reforming Confiscation Law?” in J.J. Child and R.A. Duff (eds), Criminal Law Reform Now: Proposals & Critique (Hart Publishing, 2019) pp.25-35.
- “Justice Denied? Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice” (with Dr Hannah Quirk) in G. Lennon, C. King and C. McCartney (eds), Counter-terrorism, Constitutionalism and Miscarriages of Justice: A Festschrift for Professor Clive Walker (Hart Publishing, 2019) pp.269-286.
- “Negotiating Non-Contention: Civil Recovery and Deferred Prosecution in Response to Transnational Corporate Bribery” (with Dr Nicholas Lord) in L. Campbell and N. Lord (eds), Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018) pp.234-256.
- “The Difficulties of Belief Evidence and Anonymity in Practice – Challenges for Asset Recovery” in The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave, 2018) pp.565-590.
- “Asset Recovery: An Overview” in The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave, 2018) pp.377-397.
- “Money Laundering: An Overview” in The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave, 2018) pp.15-31.
- “Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law: An Introduction” (with Clive Walker and Jimmy Gurulé) in The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law (Palgrave, 2018) pp.3-12.
- “Civil Forfeiture in Ireland – Two Decades of the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Criminal Assets Bureau” in K. Ligeti and M. Simonato (eds), Chasing Criminal Money in the EU (Hart Publishing, 2017) pp.77-99.
- “Legal Responses to Organised Crime in Ireland: Erosion of Due Process Values” in Petrus van Duyne et al (eds) The relativity of wrongdoing: Corruption, organised crime, fraud and money laundering in perspective (Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, 2015) pp.105-126.
- "‘Hitting Back’ at Organised Crime: The Adoption of Civil Forfeiture in Ireland” in C. King and C. Walker (eds) Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, 2014) pp.141-164.
- “Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets” (with Prof. Clive Walker) in C. King and C. Walker (eds) Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (Ashgate, 2014) pp.3-23.