Kajsa E Dinesson

Thesis title: Defining the law: on police and prosecutorial decision-making under broad and vague terrorism offences.


I am originally from the south of Sweden, having moved to the UK to pursue my academic career. I started out as an undergraduate at the University of York, graduating with a degree in Philosphy, Politics and Economics in 2019 (first). In 2020, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (first). 

I joined the University of Edinburgh as a PhD researcher in 2020, working on broad and vague terrorism offences. I have since completed  part time research assistant work for the Covid Collective, and an internship with the Justice Analytical Services at the Scottish Government. 


Co-convenor for the Criminal Law Discussion Group.



BA Politics, Philosohy, Economics, University of York

LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, University of Edinburgh 

Research summary

Criminal law, legal theory, counter-terrorism, discretion and decision-making.

Dinesson K. E. (2022.) '(Un)reasonable excuses – On R v Dunleavy, R v Copeland, and Section 58' Modern Law Review - early access is available online (open access) at: http://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12721