Benjamin’s research is marked by comparative law, criminal law theory, and sociology, with a particular focus on concepts of culpability, the role of private corporations in the detection and investigation of crime, and supranational responses to transnational organized crime.
- 2001-2008: law studies at the Universities of Potsdam (First State Examination), Paris X (Licence en droit and Maîtrise en droit) and Cambridge (Master of Laws); internships with UN and diplomatic missions in Africa and Asia
- 2008-2011: German Academic Scholarship Foundation Doctoral Fellow with a dissertation on English and German fraud law
- 2011-2013: clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and Second State Examination (bar exam)
- 2013-2020: head of section for English criminal law at the Max Planck Institute
- since 2016: leader of a group of postdoctoral researchers on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing law