- Spatial Crime Analysis
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
- Criminological Theory
- Social Network Analysis
Dominik Gerstner is a sociologist and postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. He has been involved in numerous research projects that have incorporated aspects of applied empirical social research, including studies on the spatial distribution of crime, adolescent criminal behavior, and security and life satisfaction in neighborhood settings. His doctoral thesis analyzes juvenile delinquency in the context of friendship networks. His current research focusses on spatiotemporal crime analysis with an emphasis on the evaluation of applied predictive policing technology in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.