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. Albrecht, H.-J. (2020). Gewalt, Vergeltung und Schattenwirtschaften. In K. Drenkhahn, B. Geng, J. Grzywa-Holten, S. Harrendorf, C. Morgenstern, & I. Pruin (Eds.), Kriminologie und Kriminalpolitik im Dienste der Menschenwürde – Festschrift für Frieder Dünkel zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 3–16). Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg.

  2. Carlos de Oliveira, A. C. (2020). The anti-money laundering architecture of Spain. In B. Vogel & J.-B. Maillart (Eds.), National and international anti-money laundering law : developing the architecture of criminal justice, regulation and data protection (pp. 399–533). Cambridge; Antwerp; Chicago: Intersentia. Retrieved from

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