Professor Stefan Machura

Dr. Bochum, Dr. habil. Munich

Name
Stefan Machura
Position
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Email
s.machura@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 382214
Location
Room 205, Neuadd Ogwen

Overview

Stefan Machura studied sociology and political science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany). His doctoral dissertation dealt with the control of state-owned enterprises. In 1992, he started teaching sociology of law, sociology and political science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The perceived fairness of authorities and of procedures like court trials, lay participation in the administration of justice and the portrayal of the legal system in popular media and its effects form major aspects of his research. In 2000, he passed the second dissertation (Habilitation, Public Management) in Munich, to be followed by a Habilitation (Political Science) in Bochum in 2005.

Since 2000, Stefan Machura is one of the editors of the "Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie. The German Journal of Law and Society", 2010-2014 main editor (info: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zfrs).

Stefan Machura co-founded the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice (webpage: https://wccsj.ac.uk/) and was on the Management Committee until 2015.

With Klaus F. Röhl, Stefan Machura co-edits the book series “Society and Law / Gesellschaft und Recht” (overview: http://www.lit-verlag.de/reihe/geure).

From 2012-2016, he was External Examiner for Cardiff Law School covering German Law, Jurisprudence and Sociology of Law.

In summer 2014, Stefan Machura was elected to the Board of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Sociology of Law where he chairs the editorial board of the RCSL newsletter (archive: http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_nl.htm).

As member of the programme committee, he contributes to the regular conferences of the German-speaking sociology of law associations (2008 in Luzern, 2011 in Vienna, 2015 in Berlin and 2018 in Basel).

Stefan Machura is being elected to the board of the Sociology of Law Section in the German Sociological Association since 1998, 2000-2008 as Speaker (http://www.soziologie.de/index.php?id=275). In addition, he is a board member of the (German) Association for Law and Society “Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft” (https://www.rechtssoziologie.info/).

He co-edits the Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture (sample articles: http://criminology.oxfordre.com/browse?t0=ORE_CRI:REFCRI003).

Professor Machura is the School’s Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Research

Research interests are related to the areas of sociology of law, political sociology, criminology and criminal justice, popular culture including mass media. Particularly interested in international and transdisciplinary research, cooperating with scholars and practitioners from various academic backgrounds and from different countries. In his research, he applies quantitative and qualitative methods.

At Bangor University, Stefan Machura has conducted a series of empirical studies on the public perception of police and courts. The studies focus on citizen’s direct and indirect sources of information ranging from contacting police and appearing in court to the effects of popular TV series and of having family and friends in the police or the legal profession.

Stefan Machura welcomes PhD students who would like to conduct empirical studies and international comparisons on the following fields:

• criminal and other courts
• popular legal culture/crime and the media
• legal politics/penal politics
• lay and professional judges
• legal profession and legal education.

He also welcomes PhD students interested in theoretical problems of sociology of law and of comparative criminology.”

Beginning in March and April 2011, Dr Machura conducted a survey of staff from various organisations involved in safeguarding children in cooperation with the Anglesey and Gwynedd Local Safeguarding Children Board. PhD projects in this area are also welcome.

2015 and 2016, in collaboration with Penny Darbyshire (Kingston University), trials at youth courts were systematically observed and interviews with judges, lawyers, social workers and prosecutors, as well as experts, held. Reform proposals for youth justice are being developed.

In 2016, Stefan Machura investigated the inclination of students to drive while under the influence of alcohol or of a prescription drug which comes with a warning that it impacts on the ability to control a car. The questionnaire survey was conducted online and on paper. A journal article is in review.

In collaboration with Fay Short (School of Psychology) and North Wales Police, Stefan Machura studied how police officers and members of the public react to cases constituting a breach of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Data were sampled in the first half of 2017, resulting in more than 800 returned questionnaires. The results are currently written up.

Publications

Articles

Machura, Stefan (2017). Representations of Law, Rights and Criminal Justice. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.201.

Machura, Stefan (2016). Recht im Film – Themen und Formen des Unterrichts. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Rechtswissenschaft, 3, 363-381 (Law in Film - Themes and Forms of Teaching).

Machura, Stefan (2016). Understanding the German Mixed Tribunal. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 36, 273-302.

Machura, Stefan (2016). Inter- and Intra-agency Cooperation in Safeguarding Children. A Staff Survey. British Journal of Social Work, 46, 652-668.

Machura, Stefan (2016). Civil Justice: Lay Judges in the EU Countries. Oñati Socio-legal Series, 6(2), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2665612.

Machura, Stefan (2016). Law and Cinema Movement. In Picart, Caroline Joan S., Jacobsen, Michael Hviid, and Greek, Cecil (eds.). Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Lanham, Maryland: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 25-58.

Machura, Stefan (2016). Articles “Legitimation“ and “Recht“. In: Kopp, Johannes and Steinbach, Anja (eds.), Grundbegriffe der Soziologie, 11th edition, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 200-206, 280-285 (Legitimation, Law).

Machura, Stefan (2016). Und die Moral von der Geschicht': Rechtspolitische Botschaften in Rechtsfilmen und Fernsehserien. In Stuermer, Franziska, and Meier, Patrick (eds.). Recht populär. Populärkulturelle Rechtsdarstellungen in aktuellen Texten und Medien. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 169-187 (Legal-political Messages in Law-related Films and TV series).

Machura, Stefan, and Böhnke, Michael (2016). Germany. In Robson, Peter, and Schulz, Jennifer (eds.), A Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV. Oxford, Hart, pp. 99-112.

Machura, Stefan, and Böhnke, Michael (2016). The Legal System in German Popular Culture. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.198.

Machura, Stefan (2015). Empirische Beobachtungen zum Prestige der deutschen Anwälte. In Kohte, Wolfhard, and Absenger, Nadine (eds.), Menschenrechte und Solidarität im internationalen Diskurs. Festschrift für Armin Höland, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 396-410 (Empirical Observations on the Prestige of German Lawyers).

Machura, Stefan, Love, Thomas, and Dwight, Adam (2014). Law Students' Trust in the Courts and the Police. An Explorative Study. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 42, 287-305.

Litvinova, Olga, and Machura, Stefan (2014). The Living Law of the Don Cossacks. In Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Hellum, Anne (eds.), Eugen Ehrlich‘s Sociology of Law, Zürich/Berlin: Lit, pp. 157-177.

Machura, Stefan (2014). Eugen Ehrlichs “Lebendes Recht” und die Rolle des Staates. In Löw, Martina (ed.). Vielfalt und Zusammenhalt. Verhandlungen des 36. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Frankfurt at the Main: Campus (Eugen Ehrlich’s „Living Law“ and the Role of the State).

Machura, Stefan (2014). Eugen Ehrlich's Legacy in Contemporary German Sociology of Law. In Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Hellum, Anne (eds.). Eugen Ehrlich‘s Sociology of Law, Zürich/Berlin: Lit, pp. 39-68.

Machura, Stefan (2014). Heinz Barta, Michael Ganner und Caroline Voithofer (Hrsg.), Zu Eugen Ehrlichs 150. Geburtstag und 90. Todestag und Markus Porsche-Ludwig, Eugen Ehrlich interkulturell gelesen. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 33, 322-325 (Book review).

Machura, Stefan (2013). Entries "Ämterpatronage", "Ministerialbürokratie" and "Öffentlicher Dienst". In Andersen, Uwe, and Woyke, Wichard (eds.), Handwörterbuch des politischen Systems der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 7th edition, Opladen: VS-Verlag, pp. 5–7, 453–456 and 506–510 (Patronage, Ministerial Bureaucray, Public Service).

Machura, Stefan, Correia Ramos, Nelson Manuel, Rooney, Torie, and Warmald, Shanna (2013). How Studying Law, Media and Experience Influence Trust in the Courts and the Police. A Comparison of Law and Language Students at Bangor University. In Estermann, Josef (ed.). Der Kampf ums Recht. Akteure und Interessen im Blick der interdisziplinären Rechtsforschung, Vienna and Beckenried: Lit and Orlux, pp. 150–167.

Machura, Stefan, and Davies, Llewelyn (2013). “Law is an Odd Thing” – Liberalism and Law in the TV-series “The Good Wife”. Kriminologisches Journal, 45, 279–294.

Röhl, Klaus F., and Machura, Stefan (2013). 100 Jahre Rechtssoziologie: Eugen Ehrlichs Rechtspluralismus heute. Juristenzeitung, 68, 1117–1128 (100 Years Sociology of Law: Eugen Ehrlich's Legal Pluralism Today).

Machura, Stefan (2012). NPM und die Steuerung britischer Hochschulen. In Soeffner, Hans-Georg (ed.), Transnationale Vergesellschaftungen. Verhandlungen des 35. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Frankfurt am Main 2010, CD-ROM, Wiesbaden: Springer (NPM and the Control of British Universities).

Machura, Stefan (2012). Television Judges in Germany. In Robson, Peter and Silbey, Jessica, (eds.), Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Oxford: Hart, pp. 251–269.

Machura, Stefan (2012). The German Sociology of Law: A Case of Path Dependency. International Journal of Law in Context, 8, 506–523.

Machura, Stefan (2012). Zum kritischen Potential der Rechtssoziologie. In Hof, Hagen, and Olenhusen, Peter Götz von (eds.), Rechtsgestaltung ‒ Rechtskritik ‒ Konkurrenz von Rechtsordnungen … Neue Akzente für die Juristenausbildung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 220–231 (On the Critical Capabilities of Sociology of Law).

Andenæs, Kristian, Machura, Stefan, and Papendorf, Knut (2011). Introduction. In Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Andenæs, Kristian (eds.). Understanding Law in Society, Zürich/Berlin: Lit, pp. 5–20.

Machura, Stefan (2011). Laienrichter in der Zivilgerichtsbarkeit. Richter ohne Robe, 23, 87–90 (Lay Judges in Civil Courts).

Machura, Stefan (2011). Media Influence on the Perception of the Legal System. In Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Andenæs, Kristian (eds.). Understanding Law in Society, Zürich/Berlin: Lit, pp. 239–283.

Machura, Stefan (2011). Silent Lay Judges – Why Their Influence in the Community Falls Short of Expectations. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 86, 769–788.

Machura, Stefan (2010). Rechtssoziologie. In Kneer, Georg, and Schroer, Markus (eds.), Handbuch Spezielle Soziologien, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, pp. 379–392 (Sociology of Law).

Machura, Stefan (2010). Rechtssoziologie – schon immer disziplinübergreifend. In Soeffner, Hans-Georg (ed.), Unsichere Zeiten. Herausforderungen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen. Verhandlungen des 34. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Jena 2008. CD-ROM. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (Sociology of Law – Interdisciplinary All Along). 

Machura, Stefan (2010). Rechtssoziologisches Schrifttum. In Ergänzbares Lexikon des Rechts. Gruppe Rechtssoziologie, ed. by Röhl, Klaus F., Neuwied: Luchterhand (Literature on Sociology of Law).

Machura, Stefan, and Kammertöns, Annette (2010). Deterred From Going to Court? A Survey at German Schools on Media Influences. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 8(1), 
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/eslj/issues/volume8/number2/machura_kammertons/machura_kammertons.pdf
Dalton, Ian, Jones, Victoria M.L, Machura, Stefan, Ngaihte, Henry, Norton, Thomas P., and Pritchard, Maria (2009). Speeding, the Chief Constable and Trust in North Wales Police. Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 9, 92–110, http://britsoccrim.org/volume9/6.Dalton09.pdf.

Machura, Stefan (2009). German Judge Shows: Migrating from the Courtroom to the TV Studio. In Asimow, Michael (ed.), Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television, Chicago: ABA Press, pp. 321–332.

Machura, Stefan, and Kammertöns, Annette (2009). Recht im Schulunterricht, Medieneinflüsse und die Attraktivität von Rechtsberufen. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie. The German Journal of Law and Society, 30, 235–259 (Legal Education at School, Media Influences and the Attraction of Legal Careers).

Heenan, Natasha, Wilkinson, Kelly, Griffiths, Delyth, Searles, Bianca, Seloom, Muhanad, Woolford, Rebecca, Williams, Caryl, and Machura, Stefan (2008). Trust in Police Community Support Officers. The Views of Bangor Students. Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 8, 134–152, http://www.britsoccrim.org/volume8/9Heenan08.pdf.

Machura, Stefan (2008). Populäre Rechtsfilmkultur. Buchbesprechung über Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster und Taunya Lovell Banks: Screening Justice – The Cinema of Law. Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice. Buffalo: New York. Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, IASLonline, http://www.iaslonline.lmu.de/index.php?vorgang_id=2537 (book review).

Machura, Stefan (2008). The Influence of Political Parties on the Third Power. Journal of Politics and Law, 1:1, 57–67. http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jpl/article/viewFile/762/738.

Machura, Stefan (2007). An Analysis Scheme for Law Films. University of Baltimore Law Review, 36, 329–345. An earlier version can be found herehttp://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rsozlog/daten/pdf/machura-pdf/Machura - Filmauswertungsschema.pdf

Machura, Stefan (2007). Ansehensverlust der Justiz? Licht und Schatten des Gerichtsshowkonsums. In Döveling, Katrin, Mikow, Lothar, and Nieland, Jörg-Uwe (eds.), Im Namen des Fernsehvolkes. Neue Formate für Orientierung und Bewertung, Konstanz: UVK, pp. 93–101. (TV Courtshows: Light and Shadow).

Machura, Stefan (2007). Entries "DGS Sektion Rechtssoziologie", "Lay Judges" and "Legitimacy", in Clark, Davis S. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Thousand Oaks, Sage, pp. 406–407, 937–940, 950–953.

Machura, Stefan (2007). Lay Assessors of German Administrative Courts: Fairness, Power Distance Orientation and Deliberation Activity. Journal of Empirical Legal Research, 4, 331–363.

Machura, Stefan, and Litvinova, Olga (2007). Lay Judges in Rostov Province. In Feldbrugge, Ferdinand (ed.), Russia, Europe, and the Rule of Law, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 109–127.

Machura, Stefan (2007). German Criminal Procedure in Practice. Cuadernos unimetanos, 2:11, special issue “Derecho y Democracia”, Septiembre 2007, 157–166.

Machura, Stefan (2007). The German Response to “12 Angry Men". Chicago-Kent Law Journal, 74, 101–113.

Machura, Stefan (2006). Entries “Gerichtsbarkeit“, “Gesetzgebung“, “Privatisierung“, “Verwaltung“, “Verwaltungswissenschaft“, In Voigt, Rüdiger, and Walkenhaus, Ralf (eds.), Handwörterbuch Verwaltungsreform, Opladen: VS-Verlag, pp. 137–141, 142–144, 277–281, 355–360, 373–379 (Courts, Legislation, Privatization, Public Administration, Public Administration as Academic Discipline).

Machura, Stefan (2006). Entries “Rechtssoziologie“ and “Sitte und Brauch“. In Heun, Werner, Honeker, Martin, Morlok, Martin, and Wieland, Joachim (eds.), Evangelisches Staatslexikon, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, pp. 1920–1925 and 2157–2159 (Sociology of Law, Custom).

Machura, Stefan (2006). Fernsehgerichtshows: Spektakel des Rechts. Paragrana, 15, No. 1, 174–188 (TV-Court Shows: Spectacles of Law).

Machura, Stefan (2006). Volksrichter in Südrussland – Erfahrungen mit einem empirischen Forschungsprojekt. In Waschik, Klaus, and Justus, Ursula (eds.), Nordrhein-Westfalen – Russland. Beispielhafte Projekte in der Hochschul- und Wissenschaftskooperation, Bochum: Lotmann-Institut für russische und sowjetische Kultur, pp. 119–126 (Research report on an empirical study about lay judges in Russia).

Asimow, Michael, Greenfield, Steve, Jorge, Guillermo, Machura, Stefan, Osborn, Guy, Robson, Peter, Sharp, Cassandra, and Sockloskie, Robert (2005). Perceptions of Lawyers – A Transnational Study of Student Views on the Image of Law and Lawyers. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 15, 407–436.

Machura, Stefan (2005). Assessing the Prestige of the Legal Profession in Germany. In: Berndt, Thorsten (ed.), Die Jurisprudenz zwischen Verrechtlichung und Rechtsferne. Reader, Düsseldorf: DGS-Arbeitsgruppe Professionssoziologie.

Machura, Stefan (2005). Eight O’Clock Walk – A Timeless Plot. In Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law and Popular Culture, edited by Michael Asimow et al., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.

Machura, Stefan (2005). Procedural Unfairness in Real and Film Trials: Why Do Audiences Understand Stories Placed in Foreign Legal Systems? In Freeman, Michael (ed.), Law and Popular Culture, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 148–159.


Röhl, Klaus F., Böhm, Anja, Böhnke, Michael, Langer, Thomas, Machura, Stefan, Marfels, Georgia, Ulbrich, Stefan, and Weiß, Matthias (2005). Das Projekt “Recht anschaulich”. In Hilgendorf, Eric (ed.). Beiträge zur Rechtsvisualisierung, Berlin: Logos Verlag, pp. 51–121 (Research Report ”Visual Legal Communication”).

Machura, Stefan (2004). Erfolgsermittlung in öffentlichen Betrieben: Ein Baustein des Wissensmanagements. In Edeling, Thomas, Jann, Werner, and Wagner, Dieter (eds.), Wissensmanagement in Politik und Verwaltung, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaft, pp. 131–146 (Success Evaluation in Public Agencies).

Machura, Stefan, and Asimow, Michael (2004). Das Ansehen von Anwälten bei Jurastudenten: Einflüsse von familiärem Hintergrund, persönlichen Erfahrungen, Anwaltsfilmen und TV-Anwaltsserien. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 25, 3–33 (The Prestige of Lawyers as Perceived by Law Students: Influences of Family Background, Personal Experience, Lawyer Movies and TV-Lawyer Series). Partially reprinted: Wirkungen von Rechtsfilmen: ein noch weitgehend unerschlossenes Thema, Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll (ed.), Dritte, vierte, fünfte Gewalt – Rechtspflege gegenüber Medien und Lobbyismus, Protokolldienst 15/04, Bad Boll: Evangelische Akademie 2004, pp. 21–27.

Böhnke, Michael, and Machura, Stefan (2003). Young Tom Edison – Edison, The Man: Biopic of the Dynamic Entrepreneur. Public Understanding of Science, 12, 319–333.

Machura, Stefan (2003). Dramatik in realen und fiktionalen Gerichtsverfahren. In: Allmendinger, Jutta (ed.), Entstaatlichung und soziale Sicherheit. Verhandlungen des 31. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Leipzig 2002. CD-ROM “Beiträge aus Arbeitsgruppen, Sektionssitzungen und den Ad-hoc-Gruppen”. Opladen: Leske und Budrich (Dramatic in Real and Fictional Court Trials).

Machura, Stefan (2003). Fairness, Justice and Legitimacy: Experiences of People’s Judges in South Russia. Law and Policy, 25, 123-150. Reprinted in: Tyler, Tom R. (ed.), Procedural Justice [International Library of Essays in Law and Society, ed. by Austin Sarat], Aldershot: Ashgate 2005, pp. 393–420.

Machura, Stefan (2003). Stand und Perspektiven der Rechtssoziologie. In Orth, Barbara, Schwietring, Thomas, and Weiß, Johannes (eds.), Soziologische Forschung. Stand und Perspektiven, Opladen: Leske und Budrich, pp. 415–426 (Situation and Perspectives of the Sociology of Law). Former version: Stand und Perspektiven der deutschen Rechtssoziologie. Soziologie, no. 4/2002, 50-63 (State and Perspectives of the German Sociology of Law).

Machura, Stefan (2002). Ehrenamtliche Richter: Einige Reformschritte. Richter ohne Robe, 14, 57–61 and 78–-79 (Lay Assessors: Some Steps Towards a Reform).

Machura, Stefan (2002). Ehrenamtliche Verwaltungsrichter in Hessen und Sachsen-Anhalt. Richter ohne Robe, 14, 10–14 and 23 (Lay Assessors at the Administrative Courts of Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt).

Machura, Stefan (2002). Verfahrensgerechtigkeit aus der Perspektive von Beschuldigten. In Barton, Stefan (ed.), Verfahrensgerechtigkeit und Zeugenbeweis, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 195–232 (Procedural Justice as Seen by the Accused).

Machura, Stefan (2001). German Sociology of Law. The American Sociologist, 32:2, 41–60.

Machura, Stefan (2001). Interaction Between Lay Assessors and Professional Judges in German Mixed Courts. International Review of Penal Law, 72:1/2, 451–479.

Machura, Stefan (2001). Privatisierung kommunaler Einrichtungen: Ideen und Interessen. Verwaltungsrundschau, 47, 1–5 (Privatization of Municipal Institutions: Ideas and Interests).

Machura, Stefan (2001). The Lay Assessor-Friendly Court: Conditions for an Effective Participation. In The International Committee, The Japanese Association of Sociology of Law (ed.), The Role of the Judiciary in Changing Societies, Kyoto: Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, pp. 129–150.

Machura, Stefan (2001). Von der Problemlösung zur Problemverschiebung: Privatisierung kommunaler Einrichtungen. Verwaltungsrundschau, 47, 79–83 (From Problem Solution to Problem Shifting: Privatization of Municipal Institutions).

Machura, Stefan (2001). “Was begrenzt, begründet auch”: Bedarfswirtschaftlichkeit und Ziele öffentlicher Unternehmen. In Edeling, Thomas, Jann, Werner, Wagner, Dieter, and Reichard, Christoph (eds.), Öffentliche Unternehmen, Opladen: Leske und Budrich, pp. 95–112 (What Limits, Justifies: Service-orientation and Objectives of Public Enterprises).

Machura, Stefan (2001). Zentrifugal und zentripetal: Amerikanische Rechtskultur aus amerikanistischer Perspektive. Buchbesprechung von Helle Porsdam: Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law. Amherst 1999. Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, IASLonline, http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de (book review).

Machura, Stefan, and Ulbrich, Stefan (2001). Globalizing the Hollywood Courtroom Drama. Journal of Law and Society, 28, 117–132.

Machura, Stefan (2000). Eine Kultur der Kooperation zwischen Schöffen und Berufsrichtern. Richter ohne Robe, 12, 111–116 (A Culture of Cooperation between Lay Assessors and Professional Judges)

Machura, Stefan (1999). Leistungsmessung in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Die Verwaltung, 32, 403–427 (Performance Measurement in the Public Administration).

Machura, Stefan (1999). Rußlands Umweg zum Rechtsstaat. In Schwengel, Hermann under collaboration of Britta Höpken (eds.), Grenzenlose Gesellschaft? Band II/1 Sektionen, Forschungskomitees, Arbeitsgruppen, Pfaffenweiler: Centaurus 1999, pp. 421–424 (Russia’s Detour to a State of Law).

Machura, Stefan (1999). Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence in the Federal Republic of Germany: Past, Present and Future. In Van Loon, Francis, and Van Aeken, Koen (eds.). 60 maal recht en 1 maal wijn. Liber amicorum prof. dr. Jean Van Houtte, Leuven: Acco, pp. 495–504.

Rennig, Christoph, and Machura, Stefan (1999). Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Schöffen und Berufsrichtern. In Lieber, Hasso, and Sens, Ulla (eds.). Ehrenamtliche Richter – Demokratie oder Dekoration am Richtertisch?, Wiesbaden: Kommunal- und Schul-Verlag, pp. 65–70 (The Cooperation between Lay Assessors and Professional Judges).

Machura, Stefan (1998), Introduction: Procedural Justice. Law and Policy. Law and Policy, 20, 1–14.

Machura, Stefan (1998). Rechtsfilme und Rechtsalltag. In Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll (ed.), Dritte, vierte, fünfte Gewalt – Rechtspflege gegenüber Medien und Lobbyismus, Protokolldienst 15/04, Bad Boll: Evangelische Akademie 2004, pp.15–20 (Law Movies and Legal Reality).

Machura, Stefan (1998). Rechtsfilme und Rechtsalltag. Richter ohne Robe, 10, 39–42 (Law Movies and Legal Reality).

Machura, Stefan (1998). Rollenkonflikt und Selbstbehauptung – Zur politischen Psychologie des Aufsichtsrats. In Edeling, Thomas, Jann, Werner, and Wagner, Dieter (eds.), Öffentliches und privates Management, Opladen: Leske und Budrich, pp. 147–159 (Role Conflict and Self-Identity – Towards a Political Psychology of the Supervisory Board).

Machura, Stefan (1998). Rußlands Umweg zum Rechtsstaat. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 19, 211–229 (Russia’s Detour to a State of Law).

Machura, Stefan (1997). Rechtssoziologie in der Juristenausbildung. Juristische Schulung, 37, 953–957 (Sociology of Law in Legal Education).

Machura, Stefan (1997). Rechts- und Verwaltungsalltag in Rußland – Beobachtungen. In Eimermacher, Karl, and Hartmann, Anne (eds.), Deutsch-russische Hochschulkooperation am Beispiel der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Bochum: Lotman-Institut für russische und sowjetische Kultur, pp. 149-166 (Legal and Administrative Culture in Russia – Observations).

Machura, Stefan (1997). Soziologie als Nebenfach der Jurisprudenz. Soziologie, number 4, 25–38 (Sociology as a Subsidiary Subject of Jurisprudence).

Machura, Stefan (1997). The Individual in the Shadow of Powerful Institutions. Niklas Luhmann’s ”Legitimation by Procedure” as Seen by Critics. In Röhl, Klaus F., and Machura, Stefan (eds.), Procedural Justice, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 181–205.

Machura, Stefan (1996). Die Gemeinde als Unternehmer. Staatswissenschaften und Staatspraxis, 7, 533–569 (The Local Government as Entrepreneur).

Haller, Volkmar, and Machura, Stefan (1995). Procedural Justice at German Courts as Seen by Defendants and Juvenile Prisoners. Social Justice Research, 8, 197–215. Reprinted in Tyler, Tom R. (ed.), Procedural Justice [International Library of Essays in Law and Society, ed. by Austin Sarat], Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 197–215.

Haller, Volkmar, Machura, Stefan, and Bierhoff, Hans Werner (1995). Urteil und Verfahrensgerechtigkeit aus der Perspektive jugendlicher Strafgefangener. In Bierbrauer, Günter, Gottwald, Walther, and Birnbreier-Stahlberger, Beatrix. (eds.), Verfahrensgerechtigkeit – Rechtspsychologische Forschungsbeiträge für die Justizpraxis. Köln: Otto Schmidt, pp. 111–137 (Sentence and Procedural Justice Perceived by Juvenile Prisoners).

Machura, Stefan (1995). German Criminal Procedure in Practice. In Japan Committee for the RCSL95 (ed.), Legal Culture: Encounters and Transformations. Dublicated conference volume, vol. 4, Tokyo.

Machura, Stefan (1994). Kontrolle öffentlicher Unternehmen durch eine mehrdimensionale Strategie. Zeitschrift für öffentliche und gemeinwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, 17, 156–178 (Public Enterprises Controlled by a Multidimensional Strategy).

Machura, Stefan (1994). Zur Erklärungskraft von Eigennutzaxiom und Group Value Theory am Beispiel des Managements öffentlicher Unternehmen. In Hillmann, Karl-Heinz, and Lange, Elmar (eds.), Soziale Disparitäten als Folge ungleicher Wirtschaftsentwicklung. Dublicated conference volume, Bielefeld, pp. 38–53 (Towards the Explanatory Power of Self-Interest-Axiom and Group Value Theory: The Example of the Management of Public Enterprises).

Machura, Stefan (1993). Niklas Luhmanns “Legitimation durch Verfahren” im Spiegel der Kritik. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 14, 97–114 (Niklas Luhmanns “Legitimation by Procedure” as Seen by Critics).

Machura, Stefan (1993), The Regulation of State-Owned Enterprises. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 64, 605–616.

Machura, Stefan (1993). Besonderheiten des Managements öffentlicher Unternehmen. Zeitschrift für öffentliche und gemeinwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, 16, 169–180 (Special Problems of the Management of Public Enterprises).

Edited Publications in English

Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Hellum, Anne (eds., 2014). Eugen Ehrlich‘s Sociology of Law, Zürich/Berlin: Lit.

Papendorf, Knut, Machura, Stefan, and Andenæs, Kristian (eds., 2011). Understanding Law in Society, Zürich/Berlin: Lit.

Machura, Stefan, and Robson, Peter (eds., 2001), Law and Film, Oxford: Blackwell 2001.
Also as journal special issue: Journal of Law and Society, 28 (2001).

Machura, Stefan (ed., 1998), Special issue “Procedural Justice”, Law and Policy, 20:1.

Röhl, Klaus F., and Machura, Stefan (eds., 1997), Procedural Justice, Aldershot: Ashgate.

German Books

Machura, Stefan (2006). Ehrenamtliche Verwaltungsrichter, Munster: Lit (Lay Judges in Administrative Courts).

Walkenhaus, Ralf, Machura, Stefan, Nahamowitz, Peter, and Treutner, Erhard (eds., 2006).
Staat im Wandel. Festschrift für Rüdiger Voigt, Stuttgart: Steiner (The Changing State. Festschrift for Rüdiger Voigt).
• Including article: Machura, Stefan, Der Einfluss der Parteien auf die dritte Gewalt, pp. 263-279 (The Influence of Party Politics on the Courts).

Machura, Stefan (2005). Politik und Verwaltung, Opladen: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaft
(Politics and Public Administration).

Machura, Stefan, and Voigt, Rüdiger (eds., 2005). Krieg im Film, Munster: Lit (War in Film).
Including articles:
• Machura, Stefan, and Voigt, Rüdiger, Krieg im Film. Der ewige Kampf des ”Guten” gegen das ”Böse”, pp. 9-22 (War in Film. The Eternal Fight of ”Good ”and ”Evil);
• Machura, Stefan and Litvinova, Olga, Krieg und Gesellschaft: Mehrebenenanalyse der amerikanischen und sowjetischen Verfilmungen von Tolstojs Roman ”Krieg und Frieden”, pp. 103-132 (War and Society. Multi-Level Analysis of the American and Soviet Films on Tolstoy's Novel ”War and Peace”);

• Machura, Stefan, Patton – Ein biographischer Kriegsfilm und der Mythos des amerikanischen Soldaten, pp. 155-183 (Patton – A Biographical War Movie and the Image of the American Soldier).

Machura, Stefan, under collaboration of Dmitrij Donskow and Olga Litvinova (2003). Ehrenamtliche Richter in Südrussland, Munster: Lit (Lay Judges in South Russia).

Machura, Stefan, and Ulbrich, Stefan (eds., 2003). Recht, Gesellschaft, Kommunikation. Festschrift für Klaus F. Röhl, Baden-Baden: Nomos (Law, Society, Communication. Festschrift for Klaus F. Röhl).
• Including article: Machura, Stefan, Die Autorität der dritten Gewalt, pp. 129-142 (The Authority of the Courts).

Machura, Stefan, and Ulbrich, Stefan (eds., 2002). Recht im Film, Baden-Baden: Nomos (Law in Film).
• The introduction is available from the following website: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/rsozlog/daten/pdf/visuelle_rk/Recht%20im%20Film.pdf

Machura, Stefan (2001). Fairneß und Legitimität, Baden-Baden: Nomos (Fairness and Legitimacy).

Machura, Stefan (1993). Die Kontrolle öffentlicher Unternehmen, Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitätsverlag (The Control of Public Enterprises).

Other Publications in German and English


Machura, Stefan (2012). Safeguarding Children. Inter- and Intra-agency Cooperation in Gwynedd and Môn. The Menai Papers. Bangor University School of Social Sciences and WISERD Working Paper Series 2012-01. http://www.bangor.ac.uk/so/documents/2%20Machura%20LSCB%20study%20Vers%201-1%2031%20December%2011.doc.pdf

Machura, Stefan (2009). Geschworenen- und Schöffengericht. Vienna: Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie (Jury Court and Court of Lay Assessors). http://www.irks.at/downloads/wp_10_final.pdf

Publications in Russian

Machura, Stefan (2010). Poterya Reputazii Yustizii? Svet i Ten Potrebleniya Sudebnikh Shou, translated by Vera Giryaeva. Social'nye i gumanitarnye nauki, series 4 Gosudarstvo i Pravo, no. 1/2010, 29–35 (Loss of Trust in the Courts? Light and Shadow of the Consumption of TV-Judge Shows).

Litvinova, Olga, and Machura, Stefan (2002). Niklas Luhmann: Ot sistemno-funkzionalnogo k funkzionalno-sistemnomu analisu – roschdenie nowogo metoda. In Sozialnyje ismeninija. Zennosti. Duchownost. Sbornik nautschnych trudow, Rostow-on-Don: Delowoj mir, pp. 67-79 (Niklas Luhmann: From Systems-functional to Functional-systems Analysis – The Development of a New Method).

Litvinova, Olga, and Machura, Stefan (2001). Globalisatsija. In: Open Society Institute, State University Rostow-on-Don, and State Institute for International Relations (University) Moscow MID RF (eds.), Globalisatsija i regionalisatszijaw sowremennom mire. Materialy meschdunarodnoj nautschnoj konferenzii, Rostow-on- Don, pp. 16-25 (Globalization).

Full list of publications available on request.

Teaching and Administration

Undergraduate Teaching

  • SXY2004 Crime & the Media

Postgraduate Teaching

  • SXU4016 Dissertation
  • SXY4015 Key Issues in Criminology
  • SXU4020 Social Science in Action

Administration

  • Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Social Sciences.

Other activities

Conference Contributions etc.

13 October 2017, presentation “Law and Film in 2017” at the conference “The Rule of Law and the Humanities”, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw.

13-16 September 2017, presentation “Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs – Imprudent Behaviour, Perceived Dangerousness and Legitimacy of the Law” at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Cardiff.

5-6 July 2017, presentation (with Fay Short) “Recognising Modern Slavery. A Survey with Students and Police Officers” at the WISERD Annual Conference 2017, Bangor.

20-23 June 2017, presentation of the German case on the roundtable “Sociology on Sociology of Law as Empirical Science” at the International Meeting on Law and Society 2017, Mexico City. Chair and discussant (with Peter Robson) of the “Law and the Media” panel. Presentation “The Socio-legal Labour Market in the UK and Germany” for the Graduate Student Workshop. Chair of the 2017 International Prize Committee, Law and Society Association.

15-16 May 2017, presentations “Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs” and “Recognising Modern Slavery” at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Eights Annual Conference, Gregynog.

31 March 2017, guest speaker, topic “The Sense of Justice”, Aberystwyth Law School Postgraduate Conference, Aberystwyth University.

13 March 2017, inaugural lecture “The Spectacle of Rights. Law in Popular Legal Culture”, Bangor University.

7-9 November 2016, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Presentations on work opportunities for social scientists in the UK, introducing study and internship options abroad, especially at Bangor University, on criminology as academic subject in the UK, on Max Weber’s bureaucracy model, coupled with a discussion of Brexit, and gave a presentation on publishing as part of an academic career.

11 and 14 July 2016, presentations “Language Diversity and Social Cohesion: The Support of Police in North West Wales” and “The Prestige of German Lawyers” at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna.

3 June 2016, presentation “Youth Courts in England and Wales” at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, and member of the programme committee.

23 May 2016, presentation “Welsh Language Preference and Trust in the Police”, conference “The Welsh Language and the Workplace”, WISERD Language, Culture and Identity Thematic Group, Bangor/North Wales.

3 May 2016, presentation “Bürokratie verstehen” at the German Police University, Munster.

25-29 April 2016, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland, Joentsuu, teaching a module “Crime and the Media”.

9-11 November 2015, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Talks and discussions about the work opportunities for social scientists in the UK, on study and internship options abroad, about social scientists in criminology and work techniques and opportunities, on Max Weber’s bureaucracy model applied to the German courts and, finally, on publishing as a career.

9-11 September 2015, Third Congress of the German-speaking Sociology of Law Associations “The Promises of the Law”, Humboldt University Berlin. As member of the programme committee organized a track “Teaching Law and Society”, and presented a paper about “law in film” classes.

1 July 2015, presentation “Welsh Language Preference and Trust/distrust in the Police ‒ Two Studies in North Wales” at the WISERD 2015 Annual Conference, Cardiff.

28-31 May 2015, attended the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle/Washington and started working on the Programme Committee preparing the 2016 meeting in New Orleans.

29 April 2015, presentation “Explaining Distrust in the Police: the Case of North Wales” at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Sixth Annual Conference, Gregynog.

22 April 2015, presentation “The Good Wife — Socio-legal Aspects of Current Lawyer Television” at the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, Chester University Law School.

24-26 November 2015, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, School of Social Sciences, presentations on studying Criminology in the UK, on careers  for Social Scientists in the UK, on Max Weber's pure type of bureaucracy and its application to the courts, and on the messages of law-related films.

10 and 11 November 2014, presentation “The Spectacle of Rights and its Social Significance”, Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Annual Conference “Media, Persuasion and Human Rights”, Bangor University.

26 and 27 September 2014, invited paper presentation on legal-political messages in law-related films and TV series "’Und die Moral von der Geschicht’: Rechtspolitische Botschaften in Rechtsfilmen und Fernsehserien" at the conference "Recht populär" organized by the Law Faculty and the Institute of German Language and Literature, Würzburg University, Bavaria.

5 and 6 September 2014, invited paper presentation "The Mixed Tribunal in Germany" at the "Third International Conference on Empirical Studies of Judicial Systems. Citizen Participation around the World" organized by the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

7-9 July 2014, participation at the conference of the RCSL Working Group on Legal Profession in cooperation with the Fernuniversität Hagen at Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria. A video stream of the presentation "Liberalism and Law in the TV Series 'The Good Wife'" is available: http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/videostreaming/rewi/ls_haratsch/legalprofession14_43.shtml.

12-13 June 2014, invited paper presentation " Civil Justice: Lay Judges in the EU countries" and chairing a work group "Examining Jurors and New and Old Media" at the workshop "Juries and Mixed Tribunals Across the Globe: New Developments, Common Challenges and Future Directions" at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Spanish Basque Country.

29 May-1 June 2014, paper presentation "Civil Justice: Lay Judges in the EU countries" at the Law and Society Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis/Minnesota.

6-7 May 2014, presentation "Welsh Language Preference and Trust in the Police: Views and Experiences of Students" together with Boris Vavrik at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Fifth Annual Conference, Gregynog, Wales.

8-11 April 2014, taught a module "Crime and the Media" as Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Joentsuu.

10 March 2014, lecture on the debate between Eugen Ehrlich and Hans Kelsen at Zurich University Law School.

11-13 November 2013, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, School of Social Sciences, presentations on Max Weber's pure type of bureaucracy and its application to the courts, on studying in North Wales and on analysing law-related TV-series.

25-26 June 2013, presentation “How Studies, Media and Experience Influence Trust in the Courts and the Police ‒ Law Students 2010 and 2012”, WISERD 2013 Annual Conference, University of South Wales, Glamorgan.

30 April-1 May 2013, presentation “A Longitudinal Study of Student’s Views on Courts and Police”, at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Fourth Annual Conference, Gregynog.

2-3 November 2012, presentation on “Ehrlich’s Heritage in Contemporary German Sociology of Law” at the Workshop “Eugen Ehrlich’s Sociology of Law: Its Contemporary Importance for the Current Nordic and International Discourse” at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

1-5 October 2012, attended the 36th Congress of the German Sociological Association at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund. Presentation on “Eugen Ehrlich’s ‘Living Law’ and the Role of the State” at the “Law and Social Pluralism” session of the Developmental Sociology and Social Anthropology Section.

26 April 2012, presentation of a staff survey on inter- and intra-agency cooperation to the Gwynedd and Môn Local Safeguarding Children Board, Llangefni.

17-18 April 2012, paper presentation “Safeguarding Children: Inter- and Intra-agency Cooperation in Gwynedd and Môn” at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Third Annual Conference.

28-29 March 2012, organised and participated in a roundtable “Retreat from Local Justice? ‒ The Effect of Cuts and Reorganisations on Wales“,  and also presented a paper “Safeguarding Children: A Staff Survey in North Wales” on the panel “Children and Education in Wales”, WISERD Conference “Changing Wales: Social Economic and Political Perspectives” at Bangor University.

23 March 2012, invited lecture on “Legitimacy” at a network meeting  “Private Macht und privatrechtliche Gestaltungsfreiheit”, Centre of European Law and Politics, Bremen University.

6-7 December 2011, paper presentation "The Critical Potential of Sociology of Law" at a conference on the reform of lawyers' education organised by the Volkswagen Stiftung at the Oberlandesgericht Celle, Germany. Participation at the follow-up conference in Berlin, 23-24 February 2012.

1-3 September 2011: Presentation about the effects of studying law on students’ opinion of the courts and the police and moderating the concluding plenum, conference Der Kampf ums Recht”, Vienna. Member of the Programme Committee.

22 July 2011: Talk on “Lay Judges in Civil Tribunals” at the Third European Lay Judge Forum in London (organised by the Magistrates Association, the European Academy Berlin, and the German Association of Lay Judges).

29 June 2011: Paper presentation "Police and Courts - Experiences and Perceptions" at the WISERD Summer Conference "Changing Wales: Social, Economic and Political Perspectives" in Swansea.

27 June 2011: Talk on "Lay Judges in German Mixed Courts - Conflict and Cooperation" at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn.

11 to 12 May 2011: Paper presentation "Police and Courts - Experiences and Perceptions" at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Conference at Gregynog.

3-5 March 2011, invited presentation at the world jury systems panel, 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law (held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Psychology-Law Society) in Miami.

11-15 October 2010: attended the German Sociology Congress in Frankfurt at the Main and presented a paper with research results on public trust in the North Wales Police and a paper on New Public Management at British universities. He also co-organised and chaired a session on the public image of the law.

2 and 3 September 2010: presentation "Leadership and Trust in Institutions: The Case of the Chief Constable of North Wales Police" and lunch talk "Comparing Criminology and Sociology in the UK and Germany" at the institut for kriminologi og rettssosiologi, University of Oslo.

15 July 2010, invited speaker at the “Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law” in Paris, cosponsored by Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Topic "The German Criminal Procedure: The Use of Lay Assessors and Expert Witnesses."

14 July 2010, paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2010, University of Leicester. Title of paper: “How the Media and Experience Influence Trust in the Courts and the Police – A Comparison of Law and Language Stu­dents at Bangor University” (authored with Nelson Ramos, Torie Rooney, and Shanna Warmald).

29 May 2010, paper “German TV Judge Shows”, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago/Illinois.

30 October 2009, paper “Media Influence on the Perception of the Legal System” for the Workshop “Impacts of German Sociology of Law for the Scandinavian Discussion”, University of Oslo.

30 June 2009, paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2009, Cardiff University. Title of paper: “Speeding, the Chief Constable and Trust in North Wales Police” (with Iain Dalton et al). http://www.britsoccrim.org/volume9/6.Dalton09.pdf.

29 May 2009, paper presentation “German Day Time TV-Judges and Other German Law Shows” at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, Colorado.

8 May 2009, lecture on “Law in Film” at the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

6 April 2009, presentation “Legitimation by Procedure and Beyond” at the Welsh Criminology Conference, Gregynog.

6 March 2009, paper presentation on jury courts and mixed courts at the Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, Vienna. http://www.irks.at/downloads/wp_10.pdf.

23 February 2009, invited lecture “Legitimation by Procedure and Beyond” at the institut for kriminologi og rettssosiologi, University of Oslo.

5 November 2008, paper presentation “Law and Cinema Movement” at the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference “Socio-Legal Studies and the Humanities”, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

4 September 2008, opening address at the Swiss-Austrian-German congress “Wie wirkt Recht?”, University Luzern. Served as member of the programme committee. On 6 September presentation “How Do the Germans Experience the Law?”

26 August 2008, paper presentation on international research on lay judges at the Berlin-Brandenburg Justice Academy, Königs Wusterhausen, seminar “Richter ohne Robe – Rolle und Bedeutung ehrenamtlicher Richter”.

10 July 2008, paper presented with Natasha Heenan at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2008, University of Huddersfield. Title of paper: “Trust in Police Community Support Officers: the View of Bangor Students”: http://www.britsoccrim.org/v8.htm.

27 June 2008, presentation “German Visual Legal Culture: the Cultural Significance of TV Court Shows” at the Association of Modern German Studies conference “Word, Image and Sound: Intermediality in German cultural discouse” in Bangor.

29 May - 1 June 2008, presented paper at the Joint Meeting of the Law and Society Association with the Canadian Law and Society Association in Montreal, Canada, “Learning about Law in German Schools” (co-authored with Annette Kammertöns). Participation at a roundtable “Research Questions for Cross-National Comparisons of Citizen Participation”.

25 October 2007, invited lecture on “Popular Legal Culture: What Do Germans Learn About Law?” at Keele University, School of Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work.

20 September 2007, presented paper “Influences of Film and TV on the Perception of Lawyers and Courts” at the British Society of Criminology Conference.

Member of Programme Committee and the Local Organization Committee for the Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA) and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL of ISA) at the Humboldt University, Berlin, 25-28 July 2007. Presented a paper “The Influence of Political Parties on Courts”. Discussant at the Author Meets Reader panel for “Justice in Lueritz: A History of Law in East Germany" by Inga Markovits. Organized a full cinema day with screenings of law-related movies.

24 July 2007, paper on “Lay Assessors of German Administrative Courts: Fairness, Power-Distance Orientation, and Deliberation Activity” presented at the European Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (EuroJELS), sponsored by Cornell University/Humboldt University Berlin.

11 July 2007, invited speaker at the “Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law” in Paris, cosponsored by Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Topic "The German Criminal Procedure: The Use of Lay Assessors and Expert Witnesses."

Functions as Editor

  • Co-editor working paper series “Menai Papers.”
  • Journal co-editor "Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie. The German Journal of Law and Society", currently main editor.
  • Co-editor book series “Gesellschaft und Recht”, Lit Verlag.
  • Chair editorial board of the newsletter of the ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law.

Functions in Academic Associations

  • Committee member of the German Association for Law and Society, Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft.
  • Since 1998 Committee member of the Sociology of Law Section of the German Sociological Association.
  • Board member of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law, International Sociological Association.

Other Teaching Experience

  • 8‒11 April 2014, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the University of East Finland (Joensuu). Taught a course "Crime and the Media"
  • 11‒15 April 2011, Erasmus Exchange Lecturer at the University of East Finland (Kuopio). Taught a course "Crime and the Media"
  • In 2001 and 2006 visiting scholar at the State University of Rostow-on-Don (Russia).
  • 1992‒2006 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Private Lecturer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
  • 2003 Guest Lecturer, Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaft, Speyer.
  • 1999‒2001 Guest Professor, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Gipuzkoa/Spain.