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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

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 ...

In her article in Perspectives on Psychological Science, doctoral researcher Margaret Webb summarizes her experience with Amazon Mechanical Turk ...

Guest lecture by Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, LL.M., PhD, DU (h.c.) (Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Windsor) | Date, time: Monday, October ...

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Inequality: A Key Social Determinant

Nov 30, 2022 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
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Recent Publications

Journal Article
Webb, M., & Tangney, J. P. (2022). Too Good to Be True: Bots and Bad Data From Mechanical Turk. Perspectives on Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/17456916221120027
Journal Article
Fox, M. P., Moore , R. L., & Song, X. (2022). Entwined Life Events: The Effect of Parental Incarceration Timing on Children's Academic Achievement. Advances in Life Course Research, 100516. doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2022.100516
Journal Article
Kaiser, F., Huss, B., & Schaerff, M. (2022). Differential updating and morality: Is the way offenders learn from police detection associated with their personal morals? European Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1177/14773708221128515
Journal Article
Kingreen, T., & Poscher, R. (2022). Die Ausgestaltung von Grundrechten. Juristenzeitung, 77(20), 961–970. doi:10.1628/jz-2022-0321
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
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