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PD Dr. jur. habil. Christine Morgenstern

since October 2018 Research Fellow am Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland

Department of Criminology, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Comparative Criminal Law and Justice 

contact information

office nr. 19
Domstr. 20a
17487 Greifswald
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 2147
mosternuni-greifswaldde

Curriculum Vitae

born 1967 as Christine Meier-Dörnberg

married, 2 children

  • 1986-1993: Legal studies at the Albecht-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/Germany; Universität Hamburg and and Universidad San Sebastian/Bilbao, Spain
  • June 1993 First State Exam in Freiburg
  • 1993 Internship at the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, Vienna
  • 1995-1997: Trainee Lawyer (Referendarin) at the Higher Regional Court in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • April 1997: Second State Exam in Rostock
  • 1994-2002: Researcher at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Law (Prof. Dünkel) at the University of Greifswald
  • 2002: Doctor Iuris, doctoral thesis: “International standards Community Sanctions and Measures”; University Award
  • 2003-2006: Researcher at the Department of Criminology at the University Greifswald: projects “Mare-Balticum Prison Survey” and “Mare Balticum: Punitivity and the explanation of Prisoner Rates in Germany“
  • 2007-2011: Researcher at the Department of Criminology at the University of Greifswald - 2007-2009 project leader: „An analysis of minimum standards in pre-trial detention and the grounds for regular review in the Member States of the EU” (Cooperation with University of Tilburg)
  • 2012-2016: Habilitation project, full-time position grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Juni 2016 Habilitation, thesis on pre-trial detention in Europe („Die Untersuchungshaft. Eine Untersuchung unter rechtsdogmatischen, kriminologischen, rechtsvergleichenden und europarechtlichen Aspekten“), venia legendi: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, European Criminal Law and Comparative Criminal Justice
  • since Juli 2016 Privatdozentin, scientific co-coordinator: „Towards pre-trial detention as ultima ratio“ (funded by the European Commission), together with Dr. Walter Hammerschick, Vienna
  • summer semester 2017 and winter semester 2017/1018: visiting professor of criminal law at Free University of Berlin

Main Research Interests

  • Human Rights and Criminal Law
  • Penal Law and Penology
  • Foreigners in the criminal justice system
  • European harmonization criminal justice systems
  • European and Comparative Criminology

Teaching

  • Criminal Law (basic and advanced)
  • Criminal Procedure
  • European harmonization of Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Sanctions and Sentencing Law
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Justice

Recent Publications

German:

  • Commentary on the provisions on preventive detention - § 66 StGB (together with T. Ullenbruch und K. Drenkhahn), § 66a StGB (together with T. Ullenbruch) and § 66c StGB (together with K. Drenkhahn) (2016), in: Joecks, W., Miebach, K. (ed.): Münchener Kommentar zum StGB, Band 2, 3. Aufl., München: C. H. Beck.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2016): Was sind eigentlich „wirksame, verhältnismäßige und abschreckende“ Strafen? Einige Überlegungen zur europäischen Kriminalpolitik und zur Rolle der Kriminologie. In Neubacher, F., Bögelein, N. (ed.): Krise – Kriminalität – Kriminologie. Möchengladbach. Forum Verlag, pp. 103-116.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2016): Die Anrechnung von Auslandshaft nach § 51 Abs. 3 u. 4 StGB und die Frage der Haftbedingungen. Strafverteidiger, pp. 395-399 (reprinted in lichtblick, Gefangenenzeitung der JVA Berlin-Tegel, 2/2016)
  • Morgenstern, C. (2016): Examensklausur Strafrecht. „Sport ist Mord? Ein Wasserballspiel und die Folgen.“ Juristische Ausbildung (JURA) 38, pp. 686-696.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2016): Der Anwesenheitsgrundsatz und die Sistierhaft nach § 230 Abs. 2 StPO. Juristische Rundschau, pp. 237-240.
  • Kromrey, H., Morgenstern, C. (2014): Auslieferung bei drohender lebenslanger Freiheitsstrafe ohne Aussetzungsmöglichkeit. Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS), pp. 704-716 (www.zis-online.com).
  • Morgenstern, C. (2014): Ein Recht auf Hoffnung aus Art. 3 EMRK: Lebenslange Freiheitsstrafen in Europa. Rechtswissenschaft, pp. 153-188.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2014): Die Europäische Überwachungsanordnung - Überkomplexes Ungetüm oder sinnvolles Instrument zur Untersuchungshaftvermeidung von Ausländern? Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS), pp. 216-235 (www.zis-online.com).
  • Morgenstern, C. (2013): Verfassungs- und europarechtliche Vorgaben für den Untersuchungshaftvollzug – zugleich Anmerkung zu BVerfG, Beschl. v. 17.11.2012 2 BvR 736/11. Strafverteidiger 33, pp. 529-534.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2013): Vollstreckungshilfe (§ 15). In: Böse, M. (ed.): Europäisches Strafrecht. Band 9 der Enzyklopädie Europarecht. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 573-610.

English:

  • Drenkhahn, K, Morgenstern, C. (2015): A European Perspective on Inmates' Perceptions of Safety, in: Reeves, C. (ed.): Experiencing Imprisonment: research on the experience of living and working in carceral institutions. London, Routledge, pp. 137-155.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2015): „Der Resozialisierungsgrundsatz“ – Social Reintegration as the dominant narrative for community punishment in Germany? In Robinson, G., McNeill, F. (ed.): Community Punishment. A European Perspective. London, Routledge, pp. 72-94.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2015): Conditional release in Germany – who decides? And who really does? In Herzog-Evans, M. (ed.) Offender Release and Supervision: The Role of Courts and the use of Discretion, Nijmegen, Wolf Legal Publishers, pp. 109-135.
  • Morgenstern, C., Robinson, G. (2014): Consent and cooperation of the unfree: Introduction to the special issue. European Journal of Probation 6, pp. 203-208.
  • Morgenstern, C. (2014): Alternatives to Pre-trial Detention. In: Bruinsma, G., Weisburd, D. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Heidelberg u.a.: Springer, pp. 68-75.
  • Morgenstern, C., van Zyl Smit, D. (2014): International Human Rights Standards and Community Sanctions. In: Bruinsma, G., Weisburd, D. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Heidelberg u.a.: Springer, pp. 2614-2623.
  • Morgenstern, C. Larrauri, E. (2013): European Norms, Policy and Practice. In: McNeill, F., Beyens, K. (ed.): Offender Supervision in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, pp. 125-154. 

Recent Presentations

  • Probation: European norms and values related to human rights. Confederation of European Probation, International Conference on “Alternatives to Detention”, 6.-7. 10.2016, Bukarest, Romania (plenary talk upon invitation).
  • Criminology and Human Rights. 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Münster, 21.-24.9.2016.
  • Der Grundrechtsschutz in der justiziellen Zusammenarbeit in Europa – Probleme bei der grenzüberschreitenden Strafverfolgung und –vollstreckung. Arbeitskreis Europäisches Strafrecht, Frankfurt 23.-24.6.2016 (plenary talk upon invitation).
  • Common wisdom? European norms and values for offender supervision. Bridging Research, Policy and Practice – COST Action Offender Supervision in Europe, Final conference, Brussels, 11-12 March 2016 (plenary talk upon invitation).
  • Was sind eigentlich „wirksame, verhältnismäßige und abschreckende“ Strafen? Einige Überlegungen zur europäischen Kriminalpolitik und zur Rolle der Kriminologie. 14. Tagung der Kriminologischen Gesellschaft in Cologne, 24.-26.9.2015.
  • Legitimacy, Fairness and Justice in the Breach Process: European Perspectives. 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Porto, Portugal, 2.-5.9.2015.
  • Collateral Punishment – State Interventions in the Pre-trial Phase. 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Porto, Portugal, 2.-5.9.2015.
  • Social Reintegration as the dominant narrative for community punishment in Germany? 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic, 10.-14.9.2014.
  • Judicial Control of Prisons in Germany. 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic, 10.-14.9.2014 (together with F. Dünkel).
  • Mental disorder and dangerousness – exploiting psychiatric diagnosis in the Criminal Justice System. 12th Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Bilbao, Spain, 12.-15.9.2012.