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
 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021