Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Kilchling

Senior Researcher

Main Focus

  • Or­gan­ized crime
  • ter­ror­ism
  • money laun­der­ing
  • fin­an­cing of ter­ror­ism
  • con­fis­ca­tion of il­leg­al pro­ceeds
  • pub­lic pro­sec­u­tion
  • ju­ven­ile justice
  • pen­al sanc­tions and sanc­tion­ing sys­tems
  • res­tor­at­ive justice (vic­tim/of­fend­er me­di­ation)
  • vic­timo­logy

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1979–85: Stud­ies in law and crim­in­o­logy, Uni­versity of Freiburg i. Br.
  • 1985: Uni­versity gradu­ation (first State ex­am)
  • 1986–89: Re­search as­sist­ant to Prof. Dr. Gün­ther Kais­er, Max Planck In­sti­tute for For­eign and In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law, de­part­ment of crim­in­o­logy
  • 1986–89: Ref­er­endari­at (high­er State train­ing in law)
  • 1989: Second State ex­am
  • 1989–95: Doc­tor­ate, schol­ar­ship of the Max Planck So­ci­ety, re­search in vic­timo­logy
  • 1995: Doc­tor­al thes­is “Op­fer­int­eressen und Strafver­fol­gung” [in­terests of the vic­tim and pub­lic pro­sec­u­tion],
    awar­ded Dr. jur. (summa cum laude)
  • since 1996: Re­search­er, Max Planck In­sti­tute, de­part­ment of crim­in­o­logy
  • since 1999: Seni­or re­search­er, Max Planck In­sti­tute (de­part­ment of crim­in­o­logy, since 2019 de­part­ment of pub­lic law)
  • 1999–2005: De­part­ment­al man­ager, Max Planck In­sti­tute (de­part­ment of crim­in­o­logy)
  • 1999–2007: Pub­lic re­la­tions co­ordin­at­or, Max Planck In­sti­tute (de­part­ment of crim­in­o­logy)
  • since 2006: Lec­turer, Uni­versity of Freiburg, Fac­ulty of Law
  • 2021: Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Pécs, Hungary


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