Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

WE HAVE A NEW NAME. Following the appointment of a new board of directors, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law has repositioned itself in the research landscape, a development reflected in its new name. In March 2020, we became the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. The research conducted in our three departments – Criminology, Public Law, and Criminal Law – is comparative, international, and interdisciplinary. The overarching goal of research conducted at the Institute is to provide national and supranational criminal policy solutions for the fundamental challenges of our time. For further information on the reorientation, click here.


Recent publications

  1. Wössner, G. (2021). Sexualstraftäter als Herausforderung der Forschung und Kriminalpolitik - Ergebnisse einer Längsschnittstudie zur sozialtherapeutischen Behandlung und zum Rückfall von Sexualstraftätern im Freistaat Sachsen. Forum Strafvollzug, 71, 126–133.

  2. Hörnle, T. (2021). Apelo para o abandono da categoria do „dolo eventualis“ [portug. Übersetzung von: Plädoyer für die Aufgabe der Kategorie „bedingter Vorsatz”]. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Criminais, 28(178), 79–101.

  3. Jestaedt, M., Poscher, R., & Hidemi, S. (2021). 表現の自由をめぐる新たな問題 = Aktuelle Probleme der Meinungsfreiheit. 司法研修所論集 = Law Journal of the Legal Training and Research Institute, 2020(130), 226–294.

  4. Gless, S., & Wahl, T. (2021). The handling of digital evidence in Germany. In M. Caianiello & A. Camon (Eds.), Digital forensic evidence : towards common European standards in antifraud administrative and criminal investigations (pp. 49–86). Milano: Wolters Kluwer.

  5. Corrado, R., Wössner, G., & Merari, A. (2021). Introductory chapter: Berlin and Vancouver research workshops on politically-motivated terrorism risk/threat instruments and related policy implementation themes. In R. Corrado, G. Wössner, & A. Merari (Eds.), Terrorism Risk Assessment Instruments – Contemporary Policy and Law Enforcement Challenges (pp. 1–15). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

  6. Corrado, R., Wössner, G., & Merari, A. (Eds.). (2021). Terrorism Risk Assessment Instruments – Contemporary Policy and Law Enforcement Challenges. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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