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  1. Criminology, Research project, Departmental project, Completed

    Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion against Tor­ture in China

    Project Lead: Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Shenghui Qi, Katie Lee (Great Britain China Center), Sir Nigel Rodley, Weidong Chen

    Work initially commenced on this project in early 2006, and is expected to continue over the next three years. Participants in the project include the Great Britain China Centre (London), the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. In China, the Renmin University Research Center of Procedural System and Judicial Reform (Bei…

  2. Criminology, Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Hasskrimin­al­ität

    Project Lead: Hans-Jörg Albrecht

    Project description only available in German.

  3. Criminology, Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Labor­atoire Européen As­so­cié (LEA)

    Project Lead: Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Dominique Duprez (IFRESI), Fabien Jobard (CESDIP), René Lévy (CESDIP), Philippe Robert (CESDIP)

    Project description only available in German.

  4. Criminology, Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Crime Pre­ven­tion in Large Hous­ing Es­tates (Crime Pre­ven­tion Ca­rou­sel)

    Project Lead: Dr. Tim Lukas

    The topic of “urban design and crime prevention” has significantly increased in importance over the past few years within the broader context of community-based crime prevention. Besides traditional approaches and strategies, the discussion now increasingly focuses on the role of local authorities and residential developers. These parties are actively involved in the development of public spaces …

  5. Criminology, Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Project Lead: Dr. Martin Brandenstein Dipl.-Psych.

  6. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Referatsprojekt, Completed

    Pro­tect­ing Na­tions against Il­leg­al Con­tent in the In­ter­net by means of Block­ing Or­ders

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Malaika Nolde LL.M.

    Nation-states counter illegal content in the Internet not only by expanding the extraterritorial application of their criminal law but also by attempting to insulate the Net from illegal foreign content. The project demonstrates that this type of blocking order as applied to access providers in a country’s own territory prevents citizens from accessing illegal content in the Internet only to a li…

  7. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Scope and Lim­its of An­onym­ity in the In­ter­net

    Project Lead: Dr. Phillip Brunst

    This project examines the legal and technical aspects of anonymous communication in the Internet, including the re-identification of seemingly anonymous users. In pursuing these issues, it shares the Institute’s research focus on the functional and territorial limits of criminal law. The project thereby contributes to the current discussion in data security law regarding the "right to anonymity."

  8. Criminology, Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed, Terrorism

    Ter­ror­ism

    Project Lead: Dr. Anne Wildfang

    This study investigates terrorism against the background of criminological and socio-psychological theories in an attempt to illuminate the phenomenology and construction of terrorism. Through this study a knowledgeable expansion concerning the appearance, development, effectiveness and attractiveness of terrorism will take place, which will assist criminal policy decisions on the handling of ter…

  9. Criminology, Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Project Lead: Dr. Figen Özsöz Dipl.-Psych.

  10. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Expert Opinion, Referatsprojekt, Completed

    Cy­berter­ror­ism and Har­mon­iz­a­tion of Crim­in­al Pro­sec­u­tion

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Dr. Phillip Brunst

    Imminent terrorist attacks via the Internet are frequently entitled "Electronic Pearl Harbor" or "Digital Waterloo." Until now, however, very few if any actual attacks have been registered. On behalf of the Council of Europe, this project examines both the opportunities and options that the Internet in fact offers terrorists as well as the currently existing international legal instruments for fi…

  11. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Or­gan­ized Crime in French Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure

    Project Lead: Dr. Peggy Pfützner LL.M.

    In 2004, the French legislature broke new ground in the fight against organized crime with the passage of "Loi Perben II." As part of the newly introduced procedures, organized crime is defined for the first time by means of an offense catalog, and special judicial panels and investigative measures have been introduced. The project shows how the fight against organized crime led to the introducti…

  12. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Les chemins de l'har­mon­isa­tion pénale

    Project Lead: Prof. Dr. Mireille Delmas-Marty (Paris), Prof. Dr. Mark Pieth (Basel), Ulrich Sieber

    Globalization leads to increasing harmonization of national criminal law systems. This development takes different paths in the various areas of law. To research these processes, this joint international project involving 13 researchers examines for the first time the actors, forces, processes, and models of international harmonization of criminal law in order to formulate theories based on a det…

  13. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Wide­spread and Petty Crime and the Itali­an Justice of the Peace

    Project Lead: Konstanze Jarvers

    To cope with widespread and petty crime in Italy, some of these offenses have been transferred to the jurisdiction of the justice of the peace (giudice di pace). This alternative justice system - which is marked by lenience and efficiency and by greater opportunities for victim participation - is thus put to the test. This study comes to the conclusion that the Italian reform, despite some shortc…

  14. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Frame­work De­cision on the European Ar­rest War­rant in the Mem­ber States of the European Uni­on

    Project Lead: Ulrich Sieber, Dr. Peggy Pfützner LL.M.

    Organized by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, this project analyzed in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute the implementation of the EU Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant in all Member States of the EU. The Max Planck Institute prepared the German country report and thereby had early access to the entire database, which was subsequently published as an electronic information sys…

  15. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure in Europe

    Project Lead: Dr. Barbara Huber, Dr. Richard K. Vogler

    The application of traditional criminal procedure is limited to national territory. In the prosecution of transnational crime, serious practical problems emerge due to this limitation. This English-language study offers both practitioners and scholars of comparative criminal law an up-to-date and clear presentation of the law of criminal procedure in a representative selection of EU Member States.

  16. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    On­line Auc­tion Fraud

    Project Lead: Dr. Andreas Dingler

    The transformation of traditional auctions to online auctions is a prototypical demonstration of the changes to classic offense forms wrought under the auspices of the global network. This project analyzes the newly emerged forms of crime and the reasons – which lie primarily in the anonymity of the Internet – behind the changes and increases in risk. It also demonstrates that the new offense for…

  17. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law in Ro­mania

    Project Lead: Johanna Rinceanu

    International criminal law has developed to differing extents in the various countries of the world on account of national-historical and political events. In this process, there is a close, actio-reactio connection between these events, the influence of individuals in a particular country, and the evolution of that country’s international criminal law. The study analyzes Romania's past and prese…

  18. Criminology, Dissertation, Departmental project, Completed

    Pat­terns of Of­fend­ing Be­ha­viour

    Project Lead: Carina Tetal

    Although criminologists often explore the occurrence of offences, the patterns of these offences are rarely examined. However, it is precisely these patterns of offences which could help to predict and gain a greater understanding of offending behaviour and its causes as well as contribute to the improvement of prevention. In this project, offence patterns were determined by looking for offenc…

  19. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    The Status of Ex­tracor­por­eal Em­bry­os

    Project Lead: Albin Eser, Hans-Georg Koch

    This interdisciplinary, cooperative comparative law project examines the extent to which legal systems with differing socio-cultural backgrounds provide (criminal) law protection to in vitro embryos and what (controlled?) freedoms they grant to the practice of reproductive medicine and research on embryos. Possibilities and limits of international consensus-building are presented and approaches f…

  20. Criminology, Research project, Individual research project, Completed

    Drug Mar­kets in Frank­furt and Mil­an

    Project Lead: Prof. Dr. Letizia Paoli

    By analysing the illegal drug markets of two major European cities, the project aims to fill a gap in European drug research. In fact, as the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) recently noted, drug market research is still underdeveloped in Europe. Though a few studies on local markets for a single drug were conducted, the focus has been on consumption patterns. The i…

  21. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    The Role of Hon­or in Crim­in­al Law

    Project Lead: Silvia Tellenbach

    In times of advancing globalization, people with varying concepts of honor encounter one another more and more frequently. In light of this, the project examines the significance of honor in various aspects of criminal law on the basis of reports from 14 selected countries. A cross-sectional report draws conclusions. It can be shown, for example, that there are clear differences among the crimina…

  22. Criminology, Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Sexu­al Vi­ol­ence Of­fences: A Lon­git­ud­in­al Ana­lys­is

    Project Lead: Volker Grundies

    The collected data of the Freiburg Cohort Study, which includes all police records and court decisions of six birth cohorts from Baden-Württemberg (a federal state in the south of Germany), has been analysed in relation to both the incidence and prevalence of violent sexual offences, as well as the rate of recidivism amongst sexual offenders. Furthermore, it was questioned as to how well the occu…

  23. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    Völker­recht­liche Ex­em­tion­en

    Project Lead: Dr. Helmut Kreicker

    Project description only available in German.

  24. Criminology, Dissertation, Departmental project, Completed

    The Right of Dis­cov­ery Con­cern­ing Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tion Traffic Data Ac­cord­ing to §§ 100g, 100h of the Ger­man Code of Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure

    Project Lead: Dr. Adina Grafe

    At the centre of this study stands an investigation concerning the utilization of telecommunication traffic data for purposes of prosecution (§§ 100g, 100h of the German Code of Criminal Procedure). This ties in with an already completed investigation relating to the monitoring of telecommunications in private dwellings (§§ 100a, c of the German Code of Criminal Procedure). The present study cont…

  25. Criminology, Dissertation, Institute project, Completed

    The Im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Search for Wanted Per­sons by Screen­ing Devices

    Project Lead: Dr. Dirk Pehl

    The research project deals with the application and realization of the legal regulations of the “screen search”. The project occurs within the wider context of empirical criminal research which seeks to analyse the implementation and evaluation of new, proactive, investigative methods. The main topic of this project takes the form of an evaluation of investigative files from the German Office of …

  26. Criminology, Research project, Departmental project, Completed

    Project Lead: Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Dr. Claudia Dorsch, Dr. Christiane Krüpe-Gescher, Dr. Hannes Meyer-Wieck

  27. Criminology, Research project, Departmental project, Completed

    Strength­en­ing the De­fence in Death Pen­alty Cases in China

    Project Lead: Hans-Jörg Albrecht

    The Great Britain China Center (London), the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS, Beijing) and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg) carry out a joint comprehensive project entitled “Strengthening the Defence in Death Penalty Cases in China.” Besides training of defence lawyers, the project examines the role defence lawyers play in Chinese criminal p…

  28. Criminology, Dissertation, Individual research project, Completed

    The Role of Re­l­at­ives with­in the Se­lec­tion and Ex­e­cu­tion Pro­cess of Pris­on Sen­tences

    Project Lead: Dr. Juliane Laule

    Criminal sanctions are a form of individual punishment that aim to have an impact upon the offender as a lone individual. That said, criminal sanctions also invariably impact upon the social surroundings and circumstances of the offender - in particular family members (and presumably friends and social acquaintances too). This research project aims to study the effect of criminal sanctions on so-…

  29. Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Na­tion­al Pro­sec­u­tion of In­ter­na­tion­al Crimes

    Project Lead: Albin Eser, Dr. Helmut Kreicker, Ulrich Sieber

    The comparative project focused on the questions how and by which means the criminal laws of different states provide or allow for the punishment of international crimes by their own domestic courts, which deficts exist in comparison to applicable international law (and obligations to prosecute established by it) concerning such national jurisdiction, and which reforms have been carried out or ar…

  30. Criminology, Research project, Individual research project, Completed

    Can­nabis Non-Pro­sec­u­tion Policies in Ger­many

    Project Lead: Prof. Dr. Letizia Paoli, Dr. Carsten Schäfer

    The project aims 1) to analyze the non-prosecution of cannabis-related consumption offences in Germany, 2) to assess the implementation of the Bundesverfassungsgericht's "cannabis decision" of 1994 and 3) to evaluate the eventual impact of different state-level non-prosecution policies upon consumption patterns. It is part of a larger study coordinated by the Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC) a…

  31. Criminology, Criminal Law (Prof. Sieber), Research project, Institute project, Completed

    Stra­frecht­s­re­for­men in Mexiko

    Project Lead: Jan-Michael Simon, Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Alvaro Vizcainos, Dr. Gerardo Laveaga, Ulrich Sieber

    Project description only available in German.