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General Information

  • Type: Partner looking for project
  • Organisation: Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony
  • Country: Germany (DE)

Research area

  • Call topics:
    • Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age
    • Digitalisation and Social Transformation
  • Keywords:

    deviant behaviour; criminology; radicalisation; Extremism; cybercrime

  • Brief description of your expertise / expertise you are looking for:

    The Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) is an independent, interdisciplinary research institute. Our mandate is to carry out and promote practice-oriented criminological research as an independent research establishment. We are an interdicplinary research team with expertise in methodolgy (e.g. longitudinal observations relating to crime development in Germany; Evaluation; victimological research) and criminology.

  • Brief description of your project / the project you would like to join:

    We would like to contribute our broad expertise. Through the interdisciplinary team, we have experts from criminology, psychology, sociology, law and education. We all have very good methodological training (quantitative and qualitative). The causes and development of deviant behaviour research unit examines the extent to which individual changes (e.g., biographical developments) and social change processes (e.g., structural change, globalisation) can explain the causes of deviant behaviour. In addition, in the context of dark figure monitoring, longitudinal observations relating to crime development in Germany are ongoing. Along with other methods, such observations are made via the conduction of regular student, as well as population, surveys. Finally, this research unit examines the meaning that society ascribes to crime and how norm deviations are handled. The forms and consequences of deviant behaviour research unit explores socially significant crime phenomena in relation to their specific manifestations, forms, and consequences for those affected. In phenomenological terms, research into cybercrime, violence, and addiction constitute the main strands of the research unit. In addition, the research unit explores a wide range of victimological issues. Here, particular attention is paid to the material, physical, and psychological consequences of criminal offences, as well as victims’ rights within criminal proceedings. The institutions of social control research unit mainly examines the scope and practices of institutions that are responsible for formal social control at the state level. The main focus lies within the work of law enforcement authorities, courts, correctional facilities, and secure forensic psychiatric units. Other state institutions, such as the protection of the constitution or child and youth welfare services, are also of interest. In addition, the research unit studies the social control exercised by private institutions in their respective fields (e.g., DFB Sports Court or organisational justice).

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Lena Lehmann

Submitted on 2021-04-21 11:57:43

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