In the new podcast “Doing Time, Talking Crime,” researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law sit down to discuss these and many other research questions in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The researchers talk about their projects, the difficulties they often encounter, and the scientific findings they have made. They take time to explain why the research conducted at the Max Planck Institute is so important for the society in which we live.
“Doing Time, Talking Crime” is aimed at the general public as well as students and researchers interested in issues related to psychology, criminology, and law. The podcast is recorded at Amps Factory Studios, Freiburg, Germany. The podcast is hosted by the Institute’s press officer, Anna Schaich (German episodes) and scientific translator, Dr. Christopher Murphy (English episodes).


Short-Term Mindsets and the Victim-Offender Overlap

Guest: Sebastian Kübel • 11/2021
In this episode Christopher Murphy talks with Sebastian Kübel about results from the CRIMETIME project, touching in particular on the role that short-term mindsets have on the victim-offender overlap.

The Virtual Burglary Project & Cybersickness

Guests: Dominik Gerstner & Dr. Peter Wozniak • 10/2021
In this episode Christopher Murphy discusses the Virtual Burglary Project, looking at how virtual reality can be used to measure deci­sion-making and percep­tion processes in a computer-generated environment. The tech­nical challenges involved in making a seam­less virtual world are also covered.

A Study of Virtual Bar Fights

Guest: Dr. Tim Barnum • 09/2021
In this episode Christopher Murphy sits down with Timothy Barnum to talk about good old-fashioned bar fights, with a particular empha­sis on the emotions and heated decisions that can lead to them erupting. Tim explains how an immersive, virtual-reality scenario using 360-degree video is currently being used to better understand what really goes on in our heads during such intense decision-making encounters.
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