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. As of March 2020, we will be known as 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. Kübel, S., & Wittmann, M. (2020). A German Validation of Four Questionnaires Crucial to the Study of Time Perception: BPS, CFC-14, SAQ, and MQT. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22). doi:10.3390/ijerph17228477

  2. Vogel, B., & Maillart, J.-B. (Eds.). (2020). National and international anti-money laundering law : developing the architecture of criminal justice, regulation and data protection. Cambridge; Antwerp; Chicago: Intersentia. Retrieved from

  3. Frankenhuis, W. E., de Vries, S. A., Bianchi, J., & Ellis, B. J. (2020). Hidden talents in harsh conditions? A preregistered study of memory and reasoning about social dominance. Developmental Science, 23.

  4. Hörnle, T. (2020). Plädoyer für einen behutsamen Umgang mit Kristallkugeln. Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik, 15(10), 468–470.

  5. Frankenhuis, W. E., Young, E. S., & Ellis, B. J. (2020). The hidden talents approach: Theoretical and methodological challenges. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24, 569–581.

  6. Fenneman, J., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2020). Is impulsive behavior adaptive in harsh and unpredictable environments? A formal model. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41, 261–273.

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