Anna Carline is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool. Her main areas of expertise are criminal law and criminal justice (in particular violence against women and sexual offences), family law and feminist/gender theory. Her research is socio-legal, comparative and interdisciplinary in nature, examining legal developments by drawing upon a range of social science and legal methodologies and different theoretical approaches. She has published extensively on the issues of rape and sexual assault, prostitution and trafficking and domestic homicide. Dr Carline has recently completed a co-authored monograph (with Drs Clare Gunby and Jamie Murray), entitled: Affective Justice: Rape and the Courtroom Assemblage (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). This book brings new materialism and affect theory into a conversation with barristers’ insights into the rape trial process and impact of reforms to argue that the courtroom needs to be reconceptualized as an ‘affective assemblage’.