Previously Edited Journals

The Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform (Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform) is a forum for research and criminal policy in the fields of crime and crime control within German speaking countries. It covers the entire spectrum of disciplines that contribute to crimino­logical research: psychology, sociology, psychiatry, law, politics, economics, education, history, medicine, and forensic sciences. The publication intends to keep its readers informed of current criminological findings and policy developments. In general, the articles are published in German, though some articles and special issues from abroad are in English. Throughout much of his time as director of the Department of Criminology, Prof. Hans-Jörg Albrecht was a member of the journal’s editorial board: a position that he retains to this day. Editorial management was handed over to the Criminological Research Institute of Niedersachsen in 2020.

With its highly interdisciplinary emphasis, the European Journal for Security Research provides a comprehensive platform to discuss a wide range of security research topics, such as the inability of new security technologies to deliver definitive solutions, the phenomena of increased securiti­za­tion, the epistemological, political, legal, and media framing of “safety production,” interdisciplinary development and optimization processes regarding safety issues, and the disruptive potential of new technologies.

Founded in 2017 and published by Springer, the journal was originally managed by Christopher Murphy, with Hans-Jörg Albrecht serving as the editor-in-chief. After three successful years at the MPI, management of the journal was passed to the Centre for Security and Society at the Uni­ver­sity of Freiburg. This transition was planned from the outset and the journal has since been suc­cess­fully continued under the stewardship of Prof. Stefan Kaufmann as the new editor-in-chief. Ralf Poscher has been a member of the editorial board since the journal’s inception.

The magazine F3 – Freedom From Fear, until 2019 published by the Max Planck Institute in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI, Turin), has been circulated since late 2008 with three issues per year. Until 2019, the editorial board included Hans-Jörg Albrecht and Michael Kilchling (both from the MPI). The magazine is available exclusively online. 

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