Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching




Gerry's research interests are

  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law and Evidence
  • Relationship between Law and Modern Social, Economic, Political and Military History
  • History of Criminal Justice in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Most recent major research projects

1. Inter-war criminal justice in the UK
2. Analyses of certain UK inter-war murder causes célèbres espicially the "Blazing Car Mystery and A A Rouse, 1930-31"
3. British Legal Administration of Occupied Germany, 1945-50.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Rubin, G. (2015). Dennis, Alan and Arthur x 3: Literary Legacies of the 'Blazing Car Murder' of 1930. Law and Humanities [Online] 9:203-236. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2014). Pre-Dating Vicky Pryce: The Peel Case (1922) and the Origins of the Marital Coercion Statutory Defence. Legal Studies [Online] 34:631-659. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2014). The Scourge of the Swastika and Lord Russell of Liverpool's Sensational Resignation from the Judge Advocate General's Office in the United Kingdom. New Zealand and Australian Armed Forces Law Review 10-11:19-42.
Moore, C. and Rubin, G. (2014). Civilian Detective Doctrine in the 1930s and its Transmission to the Military Police in 1940-42. Law, Crime and History [Online] 4. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2011). Calling in the Met: serious crime investigation involving Scotland Yard and provincial police forces in England and Wales, 1906–1939. Legal Studies [Online] 31:411-441. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2009). Some Immediate Consequences of the Woolmington Ruling (1935): British Colonies and Irish Cattle. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education [Online] 7:79-86. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2009). Judicial Free Speech versus Judicial Neutrality in Mid-Twentieth England: The Last Hurrah for the Ancien Regime? Law and History Review [Online] 27:373-412. Available at:
Rubin, G. (2008). Seddon, Dell and Rock 'n' Roll: Investigating Alleged Breaches of the Ban on Publishing Photographs Taken within Courts or their Precincts, 1925-1967. Criminal Law Review:874-887.
Rubin, G. (2008). British Military and Government Lawyers on the Defeat of Nazi Germany: Debellatio or Belligerent Occupation, and Other Legal Puzzles. Military Law and Law of War Review 47:97-138.
Rubin, G. (2008). Don't Mention the War! R V Bottrill, ex parte Kuchenmeister (1946) Revisited. Journal of Legal History [Online] 29:309-333. Available at:
Moore, C. and Rubin, G. (2017). Processing Criminal Justice Between the Wars: Police, Courts and Institutional Adjustment. Abingdon: Routledge.
Rubin, G. (2014). The Last Word on the Capital Courts Martial Controversy in Britain? in: Rousseaux, X. ed. Military Justices and World Wars. Presses Universitaires de Louvain.
Showing 12 of 30 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Teaching interests in Criminal Law and Law of Evidence, and History of Criminal Justice and Murder Cause Celebres.


Gerry is happy to supervise in the areas of research interests.

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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

  • Formerly Law and History Review (US): on Editorial Advisory Board.

Professional Societies

  • UK Group International Society for Military Law and Law of War
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