In 2004, the arrival of a new director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law served as an occasion for the Department of Criminal Law to develop a long-term research program. The goal of the program is to construct theories that will help address future problems in criminal law; it has served since 2007 as a road map for the education of doctoral students participating in the International Max Planck Research School for Comparative Criminal Law. Additional objectives include consolidating the results of individual research projects and encouraging the creation of synergy effects and other added benefits in the education and training of young researchers, in the mutual enhancement of ongoing projects, as well as in the subsequent overall evaluation of individual results with the goal of constructing more comprehensive theories.
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