Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Welcome to the website of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Comparative, international, and interdisciplinary research is conducted in the Departments of Criminal Law and Criminology. A third department, the Department of Public Security Law, is currently being set up. The overarching goal of all research conducted at the Institute is to provide national and supranational criminal policy solutions for the fundamental challenges of our time.

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  1. Romero Sánchez, A. (2019). Verdeckte Ermittlungen gegen Organisierte Kriminalität. Ein Rechtsvergleich des deutschen und kolumbianischen Rechts (PhD Thesis). Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i. Br.

  2. Vogel, B. (2019). Report on Germany. In S. Quattrocolo & S. Ruggeri, Personal participation in criminal proceedings. A comparative study of participatory safeguards and in absentia trials in Europe (pp. 123–164). Berlin [et al.]: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01186-4_6

  3. Galain Palermo, P. (2019). Desaparición Forzada de Personas en America Latina. In E. C. B. Bittar, Filosofia do Direito. Diálogos Globais, Temas Polêmicos e Desafios da Justiça (pp. 169–186). São Paulo: Quartier Latin.

  4. Wienhausen-Knezevic, E. (2019). Life-Course Dynamics among Young Prison Releasees. An Empirical Interaction Model : The ZARIA Scheme. In H.-J. Albrecht, M. Walsh, & E. Wienhausen-Knezevic, Desistance processes among young offenders following judicial interventions (Vol. K 182, pp. 75–86). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

  5. Albrecht, H.-J., Walsh, M., & Wienhausen-Knezevic, E. (Eds.). (2019). Desistance Processes among Young Offenders Following Judicial Interventions (Vol. K 182) Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht : Kriminologische Forschungsberichte. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. doi:10.30709/978-3-86113-271-4

  6. Kilchling, M. (2019). Restorative Justice: Incorporating Victims’ Rights and Needs. In G. Fornasari & E. Mattevi, Giustizia Riparativa: Responsibilità, Partecipazione, Riparazione (pp. 3–34). Trento: Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università di Trento.

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