Short CV/Education and training

  • 1973
    MA in sociology; minor subjects: social history, social psychology, business and criminology

  • 1973 – 1975
    Professional development instructor, primarily of social workers; planning and execution of courses in criminology and social science as legal training for the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court

  • 1975 – 1977
    Head of research in the Department of Planning and Research for Personnel Management, Deutsche Lufthansa Group, Cologne, Germany

  • 1977 – 1986
    Assistant professor (research, teaching and exam supervision) in the Department of Social Problems and Problem Intervention, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1981
    PhD (Dr of Social Science / Political Science) with distinction from the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

  • 1986 – 1990
    Director of the research project: Alternative conflict settlement and sanctioning practices: Impact on juvenile offenders, Research Centre 227: Prevention and intervention in childhood and adolescence, with support from the German Research Endowment, Bielefeld University

  • 1990 – 1992
    Instructor in the Juvenile Court Department (Department of Criminology), Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany: introductory and advanced courses in criminology

  • 1990 – 2000
    Consulting with leading institutes of market and social science research (study, report and supervision design), consulting on criminal prevention with communities, municipalities, state and national German government

  • 1992
    Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law II, University of Hamburg: introductory courses in criminology

  • 1995
    Expert consultant to the Council of Europe Programme of Cooperation with the States of Central and Eastern Europe, at the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

  • 1998 – 2000
    Instructor in the Department of Social Problems and Problem Intervention, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

  • 1999 – 2000
    Researcher at the Institute for Population Studies and Social Policies, Bielefeld University; director of the research programme: Social capital as a resource for civil society and the welfare state

  • 2000 – 2009
    Chair in criminology at the School of Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work, Keele University, UK

  • Since 2001
    Instructor in the international Master's course in Sociology of Law at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain (2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2004/2005, 2007/2008, 2008/2009)

  • 2002
    Summer school of the German National Academic Foundation, Italy

  • 2004
    Visiting fellow at RegNet, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • 2006
    Visiting fellow at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law

  • Since 2009
    Chair in criminology and criminal justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds, UK

  • 2009
    Visiting professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  • 2011
    Visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Selected publications

  • Karstedt, S.: Legal Institutions and Collective Memories. Oxford: Hart, 2009.

  • Karstedt, S., Oberwittler, D.: Soziologie der Kriminalität (Sociology of Crime). In: Sonderheft 43 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialspychologie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag Sozialwissenschaften 2004.

  • Karstedt, S.: Democracy, Values and Violence: Paradoxes, Tensions, and Comparative Advantages of Liberal Inclusion.

    In: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 605, 2006. S. 50-81. Translated into Spanish: Democracia, valores y violencia: Paradojas, tensiones y ventajas comparativas de la inclusión liberal. In: Serrano Maillo, A., Guzman Dalbora, J. L.: Procesos de Infracción de Normas y de Reacción a la Infracción de Normas: Dos Tradiciones Criminológicas. Madrid: Dykinson, 2008. S. 277-312.

  • Karstedt, S., Farrall, S.: The Moral Economy of Everyday Crime: Markets, Consumers and Citizens. In: British Journal of Criminology 46, 2006. S. 1011-1036.

  • Karstedt, S.: Emotions and Criminal Justice. In: Theoretical Criminology, 6, 2002. S. 299-317. Translated into Portuguese: In: Machado, Helena e Santos, Filipe: Justiça, ambientes mediáticos e ordem social (Justice, media environments and social order ). Vila Nova de Famalicão: Húmus 2010.

  • Karstedt, S.: Comparing Cultures, Comparing Crime: Challenges, Prospects and Problems for a Global Criminology. In: Crime, Law & Social Change 36, 2001. S. 285-308. Reprinted in: Larsen, N., Smandych, R.: Global Criminology and Criminal Justice. Current Issues and Perspectives. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2008, S. 23-46.

  • Karstedt, S.: Coming to Terms with the Past in Germany after 1945 and 1989: Public Judgments on Procedures and Justice. In: Law and Policy 20, 1998. S. 15-56.

  • Karstedt, S.: Genozid (Genocide). In: Schneider, H.-J. (ed.): Internationales Handbuch der Kriminologie. Berlin: de Gruyter.

  • Karstedt, S.: Macht, Ungleichheit und Korruption: Strukturelle und kulturelle Determinanten im internationalen Vergleich (Power, Inequality and Corruption: Structural and Cultural Determinants). In: Oberwittler, D., Karstedt, S. (eds.): Soziologie der Kriminalität. Sonderheft 43 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag Sozialwissenschaften, 2004. S. 384-412.

  • Karstedt, S.: Individualismus und Gewalt: Extreme Modernisierung oder Re-Traditionalisierung der Gesellschaft? (Individualism and Violence: Extreme Modernization or Re-Traditionalization of Society?). In: Albrecht, G. et al.: Gewaltkriminalität zwischen Mythos und Realität. Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp 2001. S. 236-255. Translated: Individualisme et Violence: Modernisation extreme our re-traditionalisation de la societe? Une comparaison interculturelle. In: Deviance et Societe 29, 2005. S. 273-284.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Research Foundation – Flanders, Board for Law and Criminology, since 2011

  • Referee for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), EU, Hong Kong Research Council, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation, German Research Foundation, National Science Foundation and others

  • Member of the International Prize Award committee, the Law and Society Association, 2010/2011

  • Member of the Sellin Glueck Award committee, American Society of Criminology, 2010/2011

  • Member of the scientific advisory board for the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN), Hannover, Germany, since 2009

  • Member of the advisory board for the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Crime, Vienna, Austria, since 2008

  • Co-chair of the steering committee for the World Forum on Law and Society, since 2007

  • Member of the evaluation forum on law and social science for the University Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government and States, German Research Foundation, 2005, 2007

  • Member of the forum on law and criminology for the German Research Endowment, 2004 – 2008

  • Member of the jury for the International Book Award of the ASC's DIC, 2004

  • Director of the science committee, International Society for Criminology, 2003 – 2005

  • Member of the advisory board, ESRC Cambridge Network for the Study of Social Contexts of Pathways in Crime (SCOPIC), 2002 – 2008

  • Member of the programme committee for the International Conference on Law and Society, Budapest, Hungary, 2001

  • Member of the jury, Fritz Sack Prize for Criminology, Learned Society of Criminology (GIWK), since 2000

  • Member of the jury, Socio-Legal Student Prize, Research Committee for the Sociology of Law, German Society for Sociology, 2000 – 2008

  • Member of the directors' committee, International Society for Criminology, 1999 – 2005

  • Member of the board, research committee on the sociology of law, German Sociological Association, 1998 – 2008

  • Member of the board for the Vereinigung für Rechtssoziologie (Association for the Sociology of Law), 1998 – 2000

  • Member of the board for Research Committee 29 (Deviance and Social Control) of the International Sociological Association, 1995 – 2000

Additional qualifications

Refereeing activities

  • Editorial board, Journal of Sociology, since 2008

  • Editor, series of publications of the Association for the Sociology of Law, since 2007

  • Editorial board, Regulation and Governance, since 2007

  • Editorial board since 2006, editor since 2007 of the British Journal of Criminology

  • Editorial board, Studi Sulla Questione Criminale, since 2006

  • Editorial board, European Journal of Criminology, since 2005

  • Editorial board, Monatsschrift für Kriminologie and Strafrechtsreform (Criminology and Criminal Justice Reform Monthly – the oldest and leading criminology journal in German language), since 2005

  • Editorial board, Social Problems, since 2001

  • Editorial advisory board, Journal of the Sociology of Law, since 2000


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