Morten Boe, LL.M.

Doctoral Researcher

Main Focus

  • Foundations and core concepts of criminal law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Presumption of innocence and judicial impartiality

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013–2019: Study of Law, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2016/2017: Erasmus Exchange, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2019: First State Exam (Law)
  • 2019/2020: Master of Laws (LL.M.): International Criminal and Transnational Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Since October 2020: Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Department of Criminal Law


“Guilt” and its Significance for (German) Criminal Law

Guilt is the focal point of (German) criminal law: it is a prerequisite of pun­ish­ment, is guaranteed by the constitu­tional principle of guilt, and is the epitome of the general systemic decision to adopt a culpability-based criminal law. In the theory of crime, the category of guilt (or culpability) is widely understood to determine whether a per­son can be held responsible for a… more

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