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Criminology
Research program

Public Law
Research program

Criminal Law
Projects

Independent Research Groups

Personality, Identity, and Crime
Max Planck Research Group

Space, Contexts, and Crime
Max Planck Research Group

Theory of Criminal Law
Max Planck Research Group

Meet the Researchers


Episode 8: James M. An­go­ve, Senior Re­searcher, Department of Public Law

Episode 8: James M. An­go­ve, Senior Re­searcher, Department of Public Law

“When political violence happens, it is tempting to point a finger at those who committed the violence or those who en­couraged them. But, on inspection, modern political violence doesn’t always meet these expectations. Re­mem­ber the ‘Storm’ on the US Capitol build­ing in 2021, which was plausibly encouraged by a powerful political figure.
This indirect enabling of political vio­lence has become known as ‘stochastic terrorism’. We don’t have many philo­soph­i­cal or legal anal­yses of stochastic terrorism yet, and my re­search here at the Institute aims to address this gap.”
Episode 7: Federica Cop­pola, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

Episode 7: Federica Cop­pola, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

“One of the most pressing issues in cur­rent de­bates on criminal justice con­cerns the short­com­ings of imprison­ment. Prison environ­ments can have traumatizing effects on con­fined people. Long prison sentences have no positive impact on relapses on criminal be­hav­ior. Such drawbacks clearly reflect an insti­tu­tional and societal failure to fulfill the individual justice and public safety goals of legal punish­ment.”
Episode 6: Sebastian Kübel, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Criminology

Episode 6: Sebastian Kübel, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Criminology

“How do you view your fu­ture? Although I hope you have optimistic expectations, I am con­vinced that one’s view of the future depends very much on past expe­ri­ence. In my research, I consider how future prospects might sud­denly change after being violently victimized.”
Episode 5: Clara Rigoni, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

Episode 5: Clara Rigoni, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

“We probably all agree that plurality is a major characteristic of today´s socie­ties. But what role does plurality play in criminal law? And, in particular, how can we guarantee effective crime control in socie­ties that are so diverse?”
Episode 4: Ivó Coca-Vila, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

Episode 4: Ivó Coca-Vila, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Criminal Law

“What types of behavior should be criminalized in western democratic states?”
Episode 3: Sofiya Kartalova, Postdoc, Department of Public Law

Episode 3: Sofiya Kartalova, Postdoc, Department of Public Law

“What is the mysterious adhesive that helps the Member States of the European Union stick together?”
Episode 2: Dominik Gerstner, Postdoc, De­part­ment of Criminology

Episode 2: Dominik Gerstner, Postdoc, De­part­ment of Criminology

“How can virtual reality experiments help us to better understand the behavior of burglars?”
Episode 1: The Directors

Episode 1: The Directors

Video series introduces the MPI for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

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News & Bulletins

In Memory of Albin Eser

January 24, 2023

We mourn the loss of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albin Eser, M.C.J. (NYU), former director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International ...

“MAXLab Freiburg is at the forefront of a movement to use VR technology to understand, deter, and prevent crime”, writes US journalist Jacob Kushner ...

eucrim is an online journal that offers a Europe-wide platform for European criminal law and invites both practitioners and academics to engage in ...

Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. em. Richard Wilkinson, FFPH | Date, time: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5–7 p.m. | Venue: Max Planck Institute for the ...

Events

Citizenship and Fragmentation in Criminal Law

Feb 6, 2023 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19, Room: Seminar room (F 113)

The Future of the European Security Architecture (external event)

Feb 23, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023
Amsterdam / The Netherlands

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Hörnle, T. (2023). Trends in angloamerikanischen Debatten zu Straftheorien. Goltdammer's Archiv für Strafrecht, 170(1), 1–17.
Journal Article
Back, M. D., Branje, S., Eastwick, P. W., Human, L. J., Penke, L., Sadikaj, G., … Wzrus, C. (2023). Personality and social relationships: What do we know and where do we go? Personality Science, 4, 1–32. doi:10.5964/ps.7505
Journal Article
Van Gelder, J.-L., & Thielmann, I. (2023). Die Lücken in der kriminologischen Wissensgrundlage schließen: Eine Forschungsagenda für die kommenden zehn Jahre. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform. doi:10.1515/mks-2022-0030
Book
Kartalova, S. (2023). Ambiguity in EU Law: a Linguistic and Legal Analysis. New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003294870
Book
Rigoni, C. (2023). Honour-based violence and forced marriages: community and restorative practices in Europe. Abingdon: Routledge.
Journal Article
Poscher, R. (2022). Proporcionalidade e a vinculação dos Direitos Fundamentais | Proportionality and the Bindingness of Fundamental Rights. Revista de Direitos Humanos e Desenvolvimento Social, 3, e227090. doi:10.24220/2675-9160v3e2022a7090
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