Dr Mo Egan

Lecturer in Criminal Law & Human Rights

Law University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Mo Egan

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About me

About me

Mo was admitted as a solicitor in 2007 and after a short period in commercial practice began her doctoral research in 2009. Funded by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research she examined the policing of money laundering in a cross-jurisdictional context. In 2010 she was a founding member of the UACES Policing and European Studies Network which provided a forum of knowledge exchange for academic researchers, police practitioners and policy makers engaged in policing cross-border crime or crimes of cross national concern. In 2019 she was appointed to the the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) Discipline + Catalyst for Law. She is a founding member of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN) and member of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP). And, in 2021 she joined the Review Board of the Journal of Legal Research Methodology. Dr Egan continues to research in the field of justice and home affairs with a particular interest in financial crime, inter-agency cooperation in policing, privacy and the interplay between state and non-state agencies in the delivery of justice and the development of legal research methodologies.

Research (1)

Her research interests centre on the efficacy of non-state actors’ role/s in the design and implementation of law. In particular, she is interested in examining the relationship between those non-state actors afforded policing responsibilities and state authorised law enforcement mechanisms. Her current research focuses on contemporary approaches to privacy regulation and how this is impacted by the development of digital society, with a particular interest in the implications for the development of criminal law and its enforcement.

She is willing to supervise postgraduate research in the following areas: Scottish Criminal law Justice and Home Affairs Transnational Crime Control Compliance Privacy Evidence


Emerging Technologies in Policing
PI: Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith
Funded by: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

Outputs (9)


Book Chapter

Egan M (2018) Policing illicit financial flows: multi-agency co‑operation and legal developments. In: den Boer M (ed.) Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective. Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 210-230. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/comparative-policing-from-a-legal-perspective

Book Chapter

Egan M (2018) A Bit(coin) of A Problem for the EU AML Framework. In: King C, Walker C & Gurulé J (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-208. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64498-1_9

Book Chapter

Egan M (2017) Seeing is believing: police practitioners as an epistemic community. In: O’Neill M & Swinton K (eds.) Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, power and security. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 199-224. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/challenges-and-critiques-of-the-eu-internal-security-strategy


Egan M (Editor), Koulouri A (Editor) & Swinton K (Editor) (2016) European Journal of Policing Studies: Policing in Times of Uncertainty. European Journal of Policing Studies, 4 (1). http://www.maklu-online.eu/en/tijdschrift/ejps/volume-4/issue-1-policing-times-uncertainty-guest-editors-m/


Egan M (2016) Policing intermediaries in the EU anti-money laundering framework. European Journal of Policing Studies, 4 (1), pp. 125-145. http://www.maklu-online.eu/en/tijdschrift/ejps/volume-4/issue-1-policing-times-uncertainty-guest-editors-m/policing-intermediaries-eu-anti-money-laundering-f/