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Theory of Criminal Law
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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

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News & Bulletins

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

Beyond Freezing?

August 29, 2022

In the course of the European Union’s sanctions implied in reaction of the illegal Russian warfare in Ukraine all private assets of ca. 1,200 ...

Guest lecture by Prof. Christian Bumke (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg; Commerz­bank Endowed Chair of Foun­da­tions of Law) | CANCELLED (July 20); a new ...

MAXLab Freiburg

July 15, 2022

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg has opened a criminological re­search laboratory in Freiburg's city ...

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Recent Publications

Journal Article
Hirsch, P.-A., & Weigel, S. (2022). Fortgeschrittenenklausur: Geldabheben mit Hindernissen. Zeitschrift für das juristische Studium, 15(4), 587–597.
Contribution to a Collected edition
Poscher, R. (2022). Verhältnismäßigkeit und Inkommensurabilität. In W. Lübbe & T. Grosse-Wilde (Eds.), Abwägung: Voraussetzungen und Grenzen einer Metapher für rationales Entscheiden (pp. 285–325). Leiden: Brill | mentis. doi:10.30965/9783969752531_013
Journal Article
Hörnle, T. (2022). Priorisierung von Geimpften? Ethik in der Medizin. doi:10.1007/s00481-022-00716-8
Journal Article
Coninx, A., & Scheidegger, N. (2022). Gewaltpornografie und moderne Sexualmoral. Zeitschrift des Bernischen Juristenvereins, 158(7-8), 339–359.
Journal Article
Poscher, R. (2022). Human Dignity in the Mechanics of Claims. Jus Cogens, 4(2), 193–201. doi:10.1007/s42439-021-00047-0
Journal Article
Coca-Vila, I. (2022). El empleo (debido) de la fuerza letal policial en el ordenamiento jurídico español: una aproximación dogmática. E-Eguzkilore. Zientzia Kriminologikoen Aldizkari Elektronikoa/Revista Electrónica de Ciencias Criminológicas, (8).
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