Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    English A-Levels in economics, German and history, AS-level history (merit)

  • 1993 – 1997
    LLB law and German (mark: II.1.), University of Bristol, UK

  • 1997 – 1999
    Master of Law from the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1997 – 2002
    Student assistant in the Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen

  • 2002 – 2005
    Lecturer in the Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen

  • 2002 – 2006
    Project coordinator in the Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen, project title: "Function of the Prosecution Service within the Criminal Justice System – A European Comparison"

  • 2003
    Completion of doctoral studies in the Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen

  • 2005
    Member of the XXI postgraduate programme in victimology, victim assistance and criminal law, Interuniversity Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 2005 – 2006
    Adjunct instructor (English law), Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen

  • 2006 – 2009
    Academic co-director and coordinator of the "Rethinking European Criminal Justice" project at the Max Planck Institute

  • 2006 – 2009
    Academic expert on European criminal law at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

  • Since 2007
    Instructor at meetings of the European Legal Academy in Trier, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Expert reviewer for the European Commission (Seventh Framework Programme, Marie Curie)

  • 2009
    Internship management for the Criminal Law Department of the Max Planck Institute

  • Since 2009
    W2 position-holder after orientation by the president of the Max Planck Society; director of the "EuroNEEDS" project; Assistent-Professeur associé in the Faculty of Law, University of Luxembourg

Selected publications

  • Gras, M.: Kriminalprävention durch Videoüberwachung – Gegenwart in Großbritannien, Zukunft in Deutschland, Weisser Ring, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2003.

  • Wade, M.: Die Überwchungsgesellschaft als Herausforderung für das Recht in Europa. In: Hempel, L., Mettelmann, J. (Eds.): Bild, Raum, Kontrolle. Surkamp, Frankfurt am Main 2005. pp. 293-307.

  • Wade, M.: The Power to Decide – Prosecutorial Control, Diversion and Punishment in European Criminal Justice Systems Today. In: Jehle, J.-M., Wade, M. (Eds.): Coping with Overloaded Criminal Justice Systems. Springer, Heidelberg 2006. pp. 27-126.

  • Wade, M.: Coping with Overloaded Criminal Justice Systems – The Rise of Prosecutorial Power. Springer, 2006.

  • Wade, M.: The januses of Justice. How Prosecutors Define the Kind of Justice Done Across Europe. In: European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 16(4), 2008. pp. 433-455.

  • Wade, M.: When the line is crossed ... How European Justice Systems react to socially undesirable behaviour. In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 14(2-3), 2008. pp. 101-122.

  • Wade, M.: OLAF and the Push and Pull Factors of a European Criminal Justice System. In: eucrim 3-4, 2008. pp. 128-132.

  • Wade, M.: Fighting Terrorism – The Unprincipled Approach: The UK, the War on Terror and Criminal Law. In: Wade, M., Maljevic, A.(Eds.): A War on Terror? The European Stance on a new threat, changing laws and human rights. Springer, New York 2009. pp. 393-420.

  • Wade, M.: Genocide: The Criminal Law between Truth and Justice. In: International Criminal Justice Review 19, 2009. pp. 150-174.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Director of the EuroNEEDS project, since 2009

  • "Rethinking European Criminal Justice", academic director since 2008

  • "Function of the Prosecution Service within the Criminal Justice System – A European Comparison", project coordinator at the Institute of Criminology, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2002 – 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the "Legal Expert Advisory Panel" (LEAP), since 2008

  • Peer reviewer for the EU's 7th Framework Programme, since 2007

  • Independent expert for the European Commission in the areas of law, freedom and security in criminal law, crime prevention and crime fighting, preparing for and dealing with the consequences of terrorism and other threats to security, since 2006

  • Independent advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), since 2005

Additional qualifications

  • "Berlin National Policy in the Supra-Nationalised Security Context", presentation at the "European Concepts on National Security" conference (sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)), 2009

  • "Unravelling Prosecutorial Drug Policy across Europe" presentation at the "Drugs and Justice" conference, University of Utah, USA, 2008

  • "Criminal Justice in Europe" presentation at the German–Brazilian Workshop "Research on Crime, Criminal Law and Criminology", Berlin, 2007

  • "Video surveillance is not a panacea" presentation at the "Video Surveillance of Public Space" conference, Bern, Switzerland, 2006

  • "Video surveillance of public spaces" presentation at the Conference of the Criminological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria in Munich, Germany, 2003

  • Podium discussion on the topic of "Video surveillance in the United Kingdom" at the "Limitations and risks of video surveillance" conference, Schwerin, Germany, 2000

  • "Video Surveillance in Germany", seminar at the University of Hull, UK, 2000


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