A Virtual Night Out
February 23, 2024
Study of decision-making in a real-life environment featured in Scientific American
Science magazine Scientific American has devoted a long article to a research project based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law’s Department of Criminology.
More Problems, More Fear
February 21, 2024
Where people live influences fear of crime levels in victims of crime
People react differently to becoming a victim of crime when they live in disadvantaged neighborhoods: Their fear of crime increases more strongly compared to victims from privileged neighborhoods.
Victimology in Criminology
February 19, 2024
ARD Science Talk with Michael Kilchling
In Science Talk broadcast by Germany’s public service channels ARD and SWR2, senior researcher Michael Kilchling explains what victimology is – a branch of crime research that has received scant attention in the media to date.
Recommendations on Public-Private Information Sharing in the Fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
February 15, 2024
Max Planck researcher makes recommendations at UN Security Council for effective cooperation between public authorities and private companies that respects fundamental rights.
Barbara Huber Scholarship
February 12, 2024
Max Planck Institute launches new Scholarship Program
Outstanding academics can now apply for the new Barbara Huber Research Scholarship. Funding is available for particularly innovative research projects that contribute significantly to scientific progress in the fields of criminology, public law, and criminal law by unlocking new perspectives, questions, and findings.
What Might Reduce Crime Does Not Reduce Fear of Crime
February 8, 2024
Criminologists assess the impact of street lighting and watching-eyes interventions
In a virtual reality study, a team of researchers – including criminologists from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law – find environmental crime reduction interventions may not be effective or may even be counterproductive when it comes to reducing fear of crime (FOC).