Beverley Steventon

Associate Dean (Quality and Accreditation)

Faculty of Business and Law


William Morris Building
Room: WMG11
Email: lsx004@coventry.ac.uk


Qualifications:

  • M.A., Management, Coventry University
  • Diploma, Criminal Justice, Coventry University
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, Bath University


Research Interests:

  • Criminal Evidence particularly DNA Evidence
  • Statistics and Probability in Evidence


Selected Outputs:

  • Panesar, S., Steventon, B., and Wood, J. (2012) 'Moving the Law School into the 21st Century – Embedding Technology into Teaching and Learning'. Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Steventon, B. (2011) 'DNA profile retention and the right to private life'. Coventry Law Journal 16 (1),57
  • Foster, S., and Steventon, B. (2009) 'The national DNA database and a step too far S. and Marper v United Kingdom'. Law Teacher 43 (2), 209-217
  • Steventon, B.V. (2009) 'Case Note – Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence – Al-Khawaja and Tahery v UK (2009) 49 EHRR 1'. Coventry Law Journal 14 (2),33-36
  • Brown, S., and Steventon, B. (2008) 'The admissibility of bad character evidence'. Forensic Update 92, 71-75
  • Steventon, B.V. (2008) 'Case Note – Spouse Compellability – Hearsay Evidence – L [2008]'. Coventry Law Journal 13 (2),20-22
  • Steventon, B.V. (2008) 'Case Note Murder – Specific Intent - Bullen [2008]'. Coventry Law Journal 13 (1),60-64
  • Steventon, B.V. (2007) 'Bad Character - Campbell [2007] 1 WLR 2798'. Coventry Law Journal 12 (2),49-54
  • Steventon, B.V. (2003) 'The retention of fingerprints and samples following acquittal or when proceedings are discontinued'. Law Teacher 37 (1), 85-95
  • Steventon, B.V. (2001) 'Entrapment and undercover operations: Crossing the line between acceptable and unacceptable police behaviour'. Coventry Law Journal 6 (2),63-70
  • Foster, S.H., and Steventon, B.V. (2000) 'Covert listening devices: Infringement of the right to privacy and compatibility with the right to a fair trial'. Law Teacher 34 (3),346-357
  • Foster, S.H., and Steventon, B.V. (2000) 'Covert listening devices: Infringement of the right to privacy and compatibility with the right to a fair trial'. Law Teacher 34 (3), 346-357
  • Steventon, B.V. (2000) 'The difficulty in relying on DNA evidence'. Coventry Law Journal 5 (1),41-45
  • Steventon, B.V. (1998) 'Statistical evidence and the courts - recent developments'. Journal of Criminal Law 62 (2), 176-184
  • Steventon, B.V. (1997) 'Bayes Theorem and non-scientific evidence'. Coventry Law Journal 2 (2),54-57
  • Foster, S.H., and Steventon, B.V. (1997) 'Sado-masochism: Criminal liability and the right to private sexual life'. Coventry Law Journal 2 (1),55-59
  • Steventon, B.V. (1995) 'Creating a DNA database'. Journal of Criminal Law 59 (4), 411-419


Selected Funding:

  • 1996-present, Home Office Research and Planning Group Literature Review on DNA Evidence, Home Office, £1,700
  • 1991-1992, The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, Home Office, £4,883


Teaching:

  • Law of Evidence
  • Supervision of Projects/Independent Study as Required


Other Responsibilities:

  • Chair/Panel member for University Institutional, Partnership and Course Approval events
  • Panel member re University Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Member of Faculty Board
  • Member of Faculty Applied Research Committee
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021