Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht)
|Institution||Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law|
|Themes||foreign, European and international legal systems and practices, criminality and crime control, European integration|
|Orientation||basic and application oriented research, specialising in interdisciplinary, empirically, and comparative and international law-based studies on criminal law, criminality and crime control|
|Founded||1938 (1966 integrated in the Max Planck Society)|
The research concept of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law is based on a diversity of mutually complementary investigative approaches and theoretical perspectives on criminal law and criminological research. Its main focus is on the consequences of social transformation in the areas of the evolution of criminal law, criminality and social control, that can be described with concepts such as globalisation and internationalisation, and the information and risk society; and which can only be understood in interdisciplinary terms.
The institute's Department of Criminal Law researches criminal law theory and analyses topics primarily on the basis of normative research approaches to comparative criminal law. The Department of Criminology works on theoretical approaches to elucidations of criminality and social control, and investigates the manifestations and causes of criminality and the evolution of social control on the basis of empirical social research methodology.