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  1. March 31, 2020, In the press

    The re­stric­tions on move­ment in Ger­many may lead to more cases of do­mest­ic vi­ol­ence

    Cases of domestic violence could increase during the Corona crisis. The crisis could also have the effect, however, that women who suffer from domestic violence may now be more willing to get out of such relationships and seek help, says Hans-Jörg Albrecht, criminologist and retired director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, in an interview with Badische Zeit...

  2. March 30, 2020, In the press

    New Faces, new Top­ics

    The Badische Zeitung reports on new faces, contemporary research projects, and practical challenges at the newly-reorganized Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law.

  3. March 23, 2020, In the press

    Corona Pan­dem­ic – Grow­ing In­terest in Loc­a­tion Data

    In the wake of the Corona pandemic, interest in location data for the purpose of tracking the movement of infected persons is growing in Germany and elsewhere. Possible scenarios include the development of an app – currently in progress at the Robert Koch Institute, according to media reports – and access to the data of large operating system providers, as is currently planned in the USA. Along...

  4. March 16, 2020, People in the news

    In­sti­tute cur­rently closed

    The Institute is currently closed to external visitors. The library is also closed for daily visitors. Thank you for your understanding.

  5. March 9, 2020, In the press

    "No means No"

    Tatjana Hörnle, professor of criminal law and director at the MPI-CSL, discusses in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País why Germany reformed its sexual offense laws and what differentiates the German concept of "No means No" from the Spanish concept "sí es sí ".

  6. March 5, 2020, Events

    "Co­her­ently Idio­syn­crat­ic Sanc­tion Risk Per­cep­tions and De­terrence" – Lec­ture on May 6

    Lecturer: Prof. Dan Nagin Ph.D. (Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University) | Date, time: May 6, 2020, 6:15 – 8 p.m. | Title: "Co­herent­ly Idio­syn­cra­tic Sanc­ti­on Risk Per­cep­ti­ons and De­ter­rence" | Lec­ture fol­lowed by light re­fresh­ments | Venue: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Fürste...

  7. March 4, 2020, People in the news

    New Areas of In­terest, New Name

    Following the appointment of three new directors, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg is repositioning itself in the research landscape, a development reflected in its new name. From now on, this scientific institution will be known as the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. Photo f.l.t.r.: Ralf Poscher | Tatjana Hörnle | J...

  8. Jan. 15, 2020, People in the news

    Tat­jana Hörnle ap­poin­ted Hon­or­ary Pro­fess­or at the Hum­boldt Uni­versity of Ber­lin

    Prof. Tatjana Hörnle, director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, has been appointed as an honorary professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Tatjana Hörnle was a full professor at the University’s Faculty of Law until 2019 before taking up her current position in Freiburg. She will continue to teach at the Humboldt University. In particul...

  9. Nov. 26, 2019, In the press

    Sexu­al Of­fenses and Im­mig­ra­tion

    Tatjana Hörnle, professor of criminal law, discusses sexual offenses and immigration in an article for Focus Online (author: Göran Schattauer). Prof. Hörnle argues that current crime statistics should be taken seriously, but at the same time warns against their dramatization.