The Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) is an independent, interdisciplinary research institute established in 1979 by the then Minister of Justice of Lower Saxony, Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Schwind. Its mandate is to carry out and promote practice-oriented criminological research as an independent research establishment. The institute works closely with the University of Göttingen on the basis of a cooperation agreement.
KFN is supported by a non-profit association. KFN is funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture under the Ministry’s institutional funding programme.
An the basis of a representative survey in 2013 the article informs about cyberbullying. Baier, D., Krenz, M., & Bergmann, M. C. (2016). Verbreitung und Einflussfaktoren des Cyberbullyings: Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativbefragung in Niedersachsen. Prevalence and influencing factors of cyberbullying. Findings from a representative survey in Lower Saxony. Zeitschrift für Soziologie der… Read more →
New book contribution published. The conference proceedings on the conference of the Kriminologische Gesellschaft is published. The conference took place on 24. – 26. September 2015 in Cologne. The conference proceedings include a contribution about burglary from Gina Rosa Wollinger, Arne Dreißigacker and Dirk Baier. Wollinger, G. R., Dreißigacker, A.,… Read more →
The scientific journal “Rechtspsychologie” published an articel about cybergrooming. The article is based on the data of the school survey from 2014 in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The authors are Marie Christine Bergmann und Dirk Baier. Bergmann, M. C., & Baier, D. (2016). Erfahrungen von Jugendlichen mit Cybergrooming: Schülerbefragung – Jugenddelinquenz. Rechtspsychologie, 2(2),… Read more →
Dr. Florian Rehbein participated on a decision about youth media protection. The judgement is about the age requirements of the game “LaserTag”. The trial took place at the Verwaltungsgericht Würzburg. The judgement is a central decision about youth media protection. The judges agreed on the expertise of the psychologist Dr…. Read more →