Manuel Cordes

Doctoral Researcher

Main Focus

  • Theories of criminal and moral responsibility
  • Empirical approaches to law and ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021: Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Department of Criminal Law, Prof. Dr. Tatjana Hörnle, M.A. (Rutgers)

2021: First State Exam (Law)

2015–2021: Study of Law, University of Bonn


Situationism and Criminal Responsibility

Head of project: Manuel Cordes
Mentally healthy adults unlawfully engaging in conduct that satisfies the def­i­ni­tional elements of a criminal of­fence are, with rare exceptions – e.g., in situa­tions of “excusing necessity” (§ 35 German Criminal Code) or duress (§ 2.09 Model Penal Code) – widely regarded as prototypical subjects of individual… more

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