Improvements to Regulations on Intelligence Services Needed
A number of experts, including Freiburg legal scholar Ralf Poscher, have criticized the draft bill presented by the German federal parliament (Bundestag) to amend the law of the Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND). At a Bundestag hearing, Poscher explained that segments of the new regulations have failed to meet constitutional requirements.
Virtual Reality and Crime Research
A group of scientist from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law travelled to Philadelphia for the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. They showcased the novel virtual reality environments currently being used in our research.
Interdisciplinary Constitutional Research
Freiburg researchers apply for Cluster of Excellence
A group of researchers from the University of Freiburg, the Max Planck Institute, and the Walter Eucken Institute are applying for a Cluster of Excellence to conduct top-level research on constitutional issues. The initiators are the legal scholars Matthias Jestaedt and Andreas Voßkuhle.
What use are Punishments?
ARTE films documentary with Max Planck researcher Philipp Hirsch
If you do something wrong, you get punished. But do punishments really accomplish what we want them to? This question is explored in a documentary produced by the German-French television channel ARTE. Experts from the fields of criminology, psychology, and law voice their views. Among them: criminal law theorist Philipp Alexander Hirsch, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg.