Pro­ject de­scrip­tion:

The WiSKoS pro­ject aims to sys­tem­at­ic­ally ana­lyze the threat level at­tached to eco­nom­ic es­pi­on­age, the state-side provided con­trol struc­tures and the com­pany-side im­ple­men­ted re­cog­ni­tion and pre­ven­tion strategies in Ger­many and Europe. The pro­ject fo­cuses on a cur­rently un­der-re­searched branch of crim­in­o­logy – where the norm­at­ive, phe­nomen­o­lo­gic­al and prac­tic­al areas are con­cerned. The pro­ject is ne­ces­sary to as­sess the chal­lenges fa­cing the in­tra-cor­por­ate and ex­tern­al (state-based) con­trol and to de­vel­op op­tim­ized solu­tions. To this end, the pro­ject not only in­cludes an ex­tens­ive com­par­at­ive coun­try-screen­ing but also a dif­fer­en­ti­ated multi-level ana­lys­is and an ana­lys­is of cir­cum­stances and mani­fest­a­tions of in­di­vidu­al of­fences.

De­tailed in­form­a­tion on the pro­ject is avail­able on