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Max Lowenstein is a socio-legal academic and law lecturer with a passion for exploring comparative criminal justice. His research/teaching interest areas include: Criminal Law Comparative Law Sentencing Law Evidence Law Public Law Legal Practice skills Jurisprudence As part of his research and teaching efforts he has travelled widely in Europe to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and England to both expand his knowledge of criminal justice issues and to share his ideas with fellow academics at conferences.
When not teaching or doing research work, Max enjoys swimming and the gymnasium, playing cricket and tennis, and attempting to cook various culinary delights. He particularly enjoys interacting with new people and cultures, and feels that this aids his understanding of world issues in the criminal justice field.
His detailed CV is available upon request at his email address.
- Lowenstein, M., 2017. “Evaluating Restorative Justice (RJ) in Dorset – Neighborhood Justice Panels (NJPs).”. Dorset Partnerships Fund and Dorset Police.
- Lowenstein, M., 2016. “Judicial communication in the English Youth Court: Expressing sentencing explanations to young offenders.”. Socio-Legal Newsletter, Summer (79), 8.
- Lowenstein, M., 2016. "Riot Sentencing Remarks: Qualitative analysis of the English Judicial Perspective." Available online at: http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Lowenstein_%20Riot_Sentencing_Remarks_IJC_Jan_2016.pdf. Internet Journal of Criminology.
- Lowenstein, M., 2015. ‘Riot’, Login Required, Insight tab, Search for Riot. Available online when logged into Westlaw at: http://login.westlaw.co.uk/maf/wluk/app/document?&srguid=ia744cc6400000151a0f861089a9c64a1&docguid=I0E788FA06D0E11E5BAE4C1341292CBED&hitguid=I0E788FA06D0E11E5BAE4C1341292CBED&rank=1&spos=1&epos=1&td=19&crumb-action=append&context=10&resolvein=true. Westlaw UK Encyclopedia.
- Lowenstein, M., 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 & Criminal Justice, 13 (1), 21-35.
- Lowenstein, M., 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, 5 (2), 35-48.
- Lowenstein, M., 2008. Book review: Prosecutors and Prosecution. Lisa Frohmann (eds), The International Library of Essays in Law and Society, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2008. Hardback (xxiii + 632 pp). Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, 12, 24-28.
- Lowenstein, M., 2015. Sentencing Young Offenders and Young Adults. Exploring Sentencing in England & Wales. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Lowenstein, M., 2015. Sentencing young offenders. Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales. 251-262.
- Lowenstein, M. and Bonello, J., 2017. “Co-Created Mooting: From guidance to application.”. In: BCUR Conference 2017 18-20 April 2017 Bournemouth University.
- Lowenstein, M., 2016. “Emotional justice beyond the Courts?: Facilitating participant satisfaction and emotional understanding within English Neighbourhood Justice Panels (NJP).”. In: The Sentencing & Penal Decision-making Europe Group (ESC) Symposium 21-22 May 2015 Barcelona, Spain. Stratchclyde University. Available online at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/sentencingeurope.
- Lowenstein, M., 2016. “Judicial Communication in the English Youth Court: Expressing sentencing explanations to young offenders.” Supported by an SLSA Small Research Grant (2014). In: SLSA Annual Conference 5-7 April 2016 Lancaster University, Lancaster.
- Lowenstein, M., 2016. “Legal Skills Development: The Mooting Learning Journey from Preparation to Presentation.”. In: CELebrate Conference 2016 20 April-21 June 2016 Bournemouth University.
- Ginige, T.A., Ball, F., Lowenstein, M. and Green, I., 2016. Effectiveness of Public Engagement in Large Scale and local community Renewable Energy Projects. In: Third European Environmental Law Forum Conference 1-4 September 2015 Aix-Marseille Université. Aix-Marseille Université.
- Lowenstein, M., 2013. “Instilling trust in punishment through judicial denunciation of youth offenders? - Filling current knowledge gaps.”. In: European Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making Symposium, (ESC Working Group), 18-19 April 2013 Dublin.
- Lowenstein, M., 2013. Understanding judicial denunciation of youth offenders: Scoping the current knowledge gaps. In: SLSA Annual Conference March 2013 University of York.
- Lowenstein, M.. Comparative law teaching and research: opportunity or an unnecessary adversity? In: ALT Annual Conference April 2009 Tropen Institute, Amsterdam.
- Lowenstein, M.. Theft: A Critical Comparative Analysis of Judicial Discretion at the Custody Threshold in England and Denmark. In: SLSA Annual Conference April 2009 DeMontfort University, Leicester.
- Lowenstein, M.. Comparing judicial decision making: Why analyze English and Danish sentencing approaches. In: Showcasing research: A postgraduate conference on criminal law, criminal justice and community justice October 2009 University of Birmingham.
- Lowenstein, M.. 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. In: Justice, Media and Public: Changing Public Perceptions in the New Media Landscape March 2010 Keele University.
- Lowenstein, M.. Comparing judicial peer influences in England and Denmark – What future reforms does this suggest? In: SLSA Annual Conference April 2010 University of the West of England, Bristol.
- Lowenstein, M.. Judging in English and Danish Courts – Gaining a comparative understanding. In: Research & Enterprise Conference May 2010 Southampton Solent University.
- Lowenstein, M.. What impact does the media and local public have on judging in English and Danish lower Courts? In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference July 2010 University of Leicester.
- Lowenstein, M.. Judicial debate behind closed doors? Comparing how English and Danish judges influence each other when sentencing theft in the lower courts. In: SLS Annual Conference September 2010 University of Southampton.
- Lowenstein, M.. Judicial discretion on theft offenders in an age of reformists – Comparing England and Denmark. (1832 – 1866). In: ICOSS Conference September 2010 University of Sheffield.
- Lowenstein, M.. The media and local public influence – Comparing English and Danish lower Court judges when sentencing theft offenders. In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference September 2010 University of Liège, Belgium.
- Lowenstein, M.. Sentencing deliberations together or apart? – Comparing how English and Danish lower Court judges influence each other when sentencing theft offenders. In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference September 2010 University of Liège, Belgium.
- Lowenstein, M.. Sentencing with or without the media - Comparing judicial perceptions on the media influence in England and Denmark. In: Cambridge Criminology Conference September 2010 Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.
- Lowenstein, M.. Meaningful student engagement?: Student perceptions towards voluntary external activities within their legal education. In: Learning in Law Annual Conference: Experiencing Legal Education January 2011 University of Warwick.
- Lowenstein, M.. Sentencing decisions together or alone? - Comparing the working practices of English and Danish judges in their respective lower Courts. In: IAIP Spring Conference, 'Crime, Criminalistics and Criminal Psychology' March 2011 VU University, Amsterdam.
- Lowenstein, M.. How best to punish theft offenders: Comparing English judicial perceptions towards their sentencing aims. In: SLSA Annual Conference April 2012 Sussex University.
- Lowenstein, M.. Understanding riot denunciation - Critically comparing judicial commentary on State and Offender blameworthiness. In: SLSA Annual Conference April 2012 DeMontfort University, Leicester.
- Martine Hardwick, 2023. Comparing family mediation practices in England and France
- Jeffrey Wale. Regulating Medical Decision Making: A Qualitative Study of Fetal Reduction in Multiple Pregnancy
Profile of Teaching PG
- Legal System Process & Skills
Profile of Teaching UG
- Criminal Law
- Legal Skills I
- Advanced Criminal Law
- Legal Skills II
- Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science & Technology - MSc Forensics Program, lecture on: Evidence Law: The Expert Witness on Trial.
- Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health & Social Care - BA Sociology & Criminology Program lecture on: English Legal System: Criminal courts and process
- Visiting Socrates Scholar 2008/9 University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Denmark.
- Annual visiting scholar at International Summer School 2012, Leuphana University, Germany
- Annual visiting scholar at International Summer School 2010, Leuphana University, Germany
- Annual visiting scholar at International Summer School 2011, Leuphana University, Germany
- Annual visiting scholar at International Summer School 2009, Leuphana University, Germany
- REVEL Criminal Law Resource Pilot Evaluation (Pearson Education, 01 Feb 2016). In Progress
- Legal Skills Development: The Mooting Learning Journey from Preparation to Presentation. (Bournemouth University, Centre for Excellence in Learning - Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award, 05 Jan 2016). Awarded
- Transforming scientific outputs into effective legislation in environmental science (Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund, 31 Jan 2015). Awarded
- Evaluating Restorative Justice (RJ) in Dorset - Neighbourhood Justice Panels (NJP). (Office of the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Fund and Bournemouth University Dorset Partnerships Fund, 14 Nov 2014). In Progress
- Judicial Communication in the English Youth Court: Expressing sentencing remarks towards violent offenders at the custody threshold (Socio-Legal Studies Association, 01 Apr 2014). Awarded
- Comparative Law and Business Compliance (Socrates-Erasmus Life Long Learning Programme, 27 Jun 2010). Completed
- Routledge Q&A Series, Book reviewer (2014-)
- Journal of Law and Policy., External academic reviewer (2014-)
- Journal of Law and Society., External academic reviewer (2014-)
- Sentencing Council, London, Research Reviewer (2013-)
- Routledge Book Reviewer (Spotlight Series), Peer Reviewer (2013-)
- ESRC, Peer Grant Reviewer (2012-)
- Pearson UK, Publication Reviewer for Higher Legal Education (2011-)
- Academic Representative, Information and Consultation of Employees Committee
- Member, Quality Assurance Enghancement Group (QAEG)
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- BBC Radio Solent – 04/04/13 Sentencing for Murder/Manslaughter The Mick Philpott manslaughter a justified 15 year minimum sentence?
- Research Reviewer Sentencing Council, London.
- Research Reviewer ESRC, London.
- Lecturer and Tutor for Introduction to Law (English Legal System, Tort Law) on FdA Business and Managament Programme at the Guernsey Training Agency University Centre.
- BBC Radio Solent - 19/11/13 'What is restorative justice?' Q & A session
- Aim Higher UniTaster Programme Annual Lecturer
- LLB (Hons) in Law (Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University (Joint Award), 2003)
- PGCE in Professional and Legal Skills (BVC) (ICSL, City University, London, 2004)
- LLM in International Law (Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University (Joint Award), 2006)
- PGCE in Research Methods and Management (Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University (Joint Award), 2008)
- PhD in Comparative Criminal Justice (UK and Denmark) (Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University (Joint Award) Copenhagen University (Supporting Role), 2010)
- PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2012)
- Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Scholarship (The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, 2003)
- Dean of Southampton Business and Law School PhD Scholarship (Nottingham Trent University and Southampton Solent University (Joint Award), 2006)
- American Society of Criminology, ,Member,
- Association of Law Teachers, ,Member,
- British Institute of International and Comparative Law, ,Member,
- European Association of Psychology and Law, ,Member,
- European Society of Criminology, ,Member,
- Higher Education Academy (FHEA), ,Fellow,
- Howard League of Penal Reform, ,Member,
- Restorative Justice Council, Member (2014-),
- Socio-Legal Studies Association, ,Member,
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (Barrister), ,Member,