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Dr. Max Lowenstein

(Senior Lecturer in Law) Barrister ICE Rep, FHEA, Bournemouth University

Qualitative Youth Court Research Project October (2014) – “Judicial communication in the English Youth Court: Sentencing explanations towards violent youth offenders approaching the custody cusp.” SLSA grant funded.

October (2014) – “Sentencing Law” – Chapter 12 “Sentencing Young Offenders and Young Adults,” Palgrave Macmillan. Roberts. J. (ed.) Oxford Criminology Centre, Oxford University.

June (2014) – Riot Sentencing Remarks: Analysing the Judicial Perspective.” Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (sent for peer review)**

April (2013) – European Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making Symposium, Dublin (ESC Working Group), paper on, “Instilling trust in punishment through judicial denunciation of youth offenders? – Filling current knowledge gaps.”

Available online at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sentencingeurope

March (2013) – SLSA Annual Conference at the University of York, paper on, “Understanding judicial denunciation of youth offenders: Scoping the current knowledge gaps.”

February (2013) – “Towards an understanding of judicial denunciation – Relating theory to practice by comparing the perceptions of English and Danish lower Court judges when sentencing minor theft offenders.” Criminology and Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 21-35.

April (2012) – SLSA Annual Conference at De Montfort University, Leicester, paper on, “Understanding Riot Denunciation – Critically comparing judicial commentary on State and Offender Blameworthiness.”

April (2011) – SLSA Annual Conference at the University of Sussex, paper on, “How best to punish theft offenders: Comparing English judicial perceptions towards their sentencing aims.”

March (2011) – IAIP Spring Conference, ‘Crime, Criminalistics and Criminal Psychology’ at VU University, Amsterdam, paper on,“Sentencing decisions together or alone? – Comparing the working practices of English and Danish judges in their respective lower Courts.”

January (2011) Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011: Experiencing Legal Education, University of Warwick, paper on,“Meaningful student engagement?: Student perceptions towards voluntary external activities within legal education.”

Available online at: http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/students/lowenstein/

December (2010) “An irrelevant media when sentencing? – Comparing the perceptions of English and Danish lower Court judges when sentencing theft offenders.” In-spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies, Winter, 5 (2) 35–48

September (2010) Cambridge Criminology Conference, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge poster presentation on, “Sentencing with or without the media – Comparing judicial perceptions on the media influence in England and Denmark.”

September (2010) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Liege, Belgium, papers on,

1) “Sentencing deliberations together or apart? – Comparing how English and Danish lower Court judges influence each other when sentencing theft offenders.”

2) “The media and local public influence – Comparing English and Danish lower Court judges when sentencing theft offenders.”

Available online at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/media/faculties/hass/law/europeanworkinggrouponsentencingpenaldecision-making/Panels_Proposed_for_ESC2010_Stream_on_Sentencing16June10.doc.

September (2010) ICOSS Conference, University of Sheffield, paper on, “Judicial discretion on theft offenders in an age of reformists – Comparing England and Denmark. (1832 – 1866)”

September (2010) SLS Conference, University of Southampton, paper on, “Judicial debate behind closed doors? Comparing how English and Danish judges influence each other when sentencing theft in the lower courts.”

July (2010) British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, University of Leicester, paper on, What impact does the media and local public have on judging in English and Danish lower Courts?

May (2010) – Research & Enterprise Conference, Southampton Solent University, paper on, “Judicial debate behind closed doors? – Comparing how English judges and Danish judges influence each other when sentencing theft in the lower Courts.”Available online at: http://ssudl.solent.ac.uk/1275/

April (2010) – SLSA Annual Conference at the University of the West of England, Bristol, paper on, “Comparing judicial peer influences in England and Denmark – What future reforms does this suggest?”

March (2010) – Keele University, Justice, Media and Public: Changing Public Perceptions in the New Media Landscape, paper on, “What relevance does the media and local public have on judging? – Comparing the responses of English and Danish Judges when sentencing theft in the lower Courts.”

October (2009) – University of Birmingham, Showcasing research: A postgraduate conference on criminal law, criminal justice and community justice, paper on,

“Comparing judicial decision making: Why analyze English and Danish sentencing approaches.”

April (2009) – SLSA Annual Conference at De Montfort University, Leicester paper on, “Theft: A Critical Comparative Analysis of Judicial Discretion at the Custody Threshold in England and Denmark.”

April (2009) – ALT Annual Conference, Tropen Institute, Amsterdam paper on, “Comparative law teaching and research: opportunity or an unnecessary adversity?”

-December (2008) Book Review on Lisa Frohmann, Prosecutors and Prosecution, Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, Southampton Solent University, Law Research Centre: Southampton, December, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 24 – 28.

Key Resources:

The following online government website may assist you: CPS, Judiciary, Sentencing Council, Legislation, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). For case law and academic critique the following databases may assist you: west law, lexis-nexis, hein online, just cite.

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