Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and LawThe Institute consists of three research departments: Criminology, Public Law, and Criminal Law. The interdisciplinary Department of Criminology conducts cutting-edge longitudinal, experimental, and spatial research and aims to push the boundaries of theory development. The research program focuses on the role of individual dispositions and environmental factors as they relate to crime and the application of novel technologies, such as virtual reality, to deepen our understanding of criminal decision-making and offender rehabilitation. The Department of Public Law concentrates on fundamental questions of constitutional and administrative law with an emphasis on public security law. It investigates how the legal system can optimize its response to risks, dangers, and threats in order to prevent the occurrence of criminal offenses and other kinds of harm. Researchers in the Department of Criminal Law explore the foundations of criminal law, with special emphasis on the principles of criminalization, the assessment of wrongs, and sentencing. Their interests extend beyond current national and international law and focus on how legal rules and criminal justice systems should develop in contemporary societies with increasing political, social, and cultural fragmentation.
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An event in cooperation with Max Planck Law | Date: June 26–27, 2023 | Venue: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg ...
Guest lecture by Prof. Michael Tonry (External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society) | Date, time: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 5–7 p.m. | Venue ...
On 24–25 April 2023, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI-CSL) welcomed 80 ...
Daniel S. Nagin, Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, Germany, has been appointed to ...
Kaiser, F., , & (2023). The Short-Term Impact of Formal Controls on Subsequent Offending and Future Formal Controls in a German and UK City. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. doi:10.1007/s40865-023-00233-2,
Coppola, F. (2023). Gender identity in the era of mass incarceration: The cruel and unusual segregation of trans people in the United States. International Journal of Constitutional Law, moad046. doi:10.1093/icon/moad046
Stephenson, R., & Rinceanu, J. (2023). Digital Iatrogenesis: Towards an Integrative Model of Internet Regulation. Eucrim - the European Criminal Law Associations' Forum. doi:10.30709/eucrim-2023-007
Thönnes, C. (2023). Fluggastdatenspeicherung: Die Zukunft von Vorratsdatenspeicherung und automatisierter Verdachtsgenerierung. Die Verwaltung, 55(4), 527–559. doi:10.3790/verw.55.4.527
Contribution to a Collected edition
Kilchling, M. (2023). Die Entwicklung der Restorative Justice aus der internationalen Perspektive. In , , , , & (Eds.), Resozialisierung, Opferschutz, Restorative Justice: Grundlagen und Rahmenbedingungen (pp. 101–122). Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi:10.5771/9783748934240-101
Casali, N., & (2023). Adaptability and Grit: Foundations for Their Joint Contribution to Students' Academic and Nonacademic Outcomes. Mind, Brain, and Education. doi:10.1111/mbe.12367,