Marianne Wade

Colleges, School and Institutes


Dr Wade was educated in Norway, the UK and Germany before she began working for the Department of Criminology of the University of Göttingen and then the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law both in Germany. She joined the University of Birmingham in 2011.

Research interests

Dr Wade’s interests relate strongly to the reality of cross-border criminal justice cooperation and the impact of criminal justice measures on people’s lives. As a consequence the notion of EU citizenship, the development of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office and the impact of Counter-terrorism policy are areas of specific focus.

This builds on comparative work on criminal justice structures across the world. Dr Wade has previously done criminological work on surveillance and legal comparative work on prosecution services and criminal justice structures.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

European Criminal Law
European Criminal Justice
Comparative criminal and criminal procedure law
Structural Developments in Criminal Justice
Terrorism – Phenomena and Responses
Trafficking Human Beings

Current doctoral students:

The Challenges Associated with Identifying Victims of Trafficking Human Beings – Matthew Davis
The Suitability of Trial by Jury for Trafficking in Persons Cases – Jack Murphy