Marie Manikis

Research Associate


Dr Marie Manikis is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. She is also an adviser for the Sentencing Academy (England and Wales), a Research Associate at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, and an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. 

Dr Manikis completed a doctorate in law at the University of Oxford (2014), which compared victims’ rights and remedies in England and Wales and the United States. Her research is interdisciplinary and comparative and analyses various aspects of prosecutorial discretion and state accountability, the role of victims in criminal justice processes, forms of citizen and community participation in criminal justice, as well as bail, sentencing and punishment.

She has published her work in leading peer-reviewed journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, Public Law, and the University of Toronto Law Journal. Her manuscript Victims as Agents of State Accountability is under contract with Oxford University Press, and has been accepted into its distinguished Criminal Law and Justice Series. She is also co-editing the volume Sentencing, Public Opinion, and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Julian V Roberts (with Dr Gabrielle Watson) under contract with Oxford University Press.

Dr Manikis has won several awards for her scholarship and was cited by various courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. She also regularly provides policy and consultation reports to government bodies, including the Department of Justice Canada, the Ministry of Justice in England and Wales, and the Canadian Senate. She has presented at several conferences, seminars, and continuing legal education sessions for lawyers and judges and has held visiting researcher positions at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California Berkeley and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law in Germany.

Research Interests

Criminal Law and Justice; Sentencing; Punishment Theory; Criminal Procedure; Criminology; Victimology; Socio-Legal Research; Comparative Legal Research.

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology