KFN

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.

 


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Job opportunity: Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter (m/w) gesucht

Das KFN sucht zum 01.02.2017 zwei wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter (Politikwissenschaften, Islamwissenschaften, Sozialwissenschaften) Im Rahmen eines Verbundprojektes, in dem insgesamt acht Forschungseinrichtungen die Erscheinungsformen und Verläufe von Radikalisierungsprozessen erforschen, sind (vorbehaltlich der Bewilligung der Mittel) zwei wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterstellen (w/m) zu besetzen. Gesucht werden herausragend qualifizierte Politikwissenschaftler (w/m), Islamwissenschaftler (w/m) oder Sozialwissenschaftler (w/m)… Read more →

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New research project “Forensic Psychiatry in Lower Saxony”

On the 01.11.2016 the KFN started a research project on the behalf of forensic psychiatry in Lower Saxony. The aim of the research project is to investigate the previous and current practice of risk prognoses and the adhesive loosening of the patients accommodated in Sections 63 and 64 of the… Read more →

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New project “Analysis of trends in crime committed by immigrants in Schleswig-Holstein”

In 2015 and 2016, the State of Schleswig-Holstein has accepted over 43,500 asylum seeker (as of Oct. 11th 2016). As part of the research project, the crime rate is to be determined within this new population group, among other factors depending on the country of origin, residence status, professional qualifications… Read more →

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New project on the behalf of “Organized crime in the area of burglary theft”

On the 01.10.2016 the KFN started a research project on the behalf of “Organized Crime in the area of burglary theft” which aims at acquiring knowledge about the structures, the perpetrators, the effectiveness of various investigative measures and international cooperations. Existing knowledge and data of the KFN will be used… Read more →

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New publication on behalf of violence in youth penitentiary published

The newest issue of the Journal “Zeitschrift für Jugendkriminalrecht und Jugendhilfe” contains an article from Thimna Klatt and Dirk Baier. The study reviews influencing factors on violent delinquent and victimship on basis of surveys in five penitentiaries. Klatt, T. & Baier, D. (2016): Gewalt im Jugendstrafvollzug: Einflussfaktoren der Opfer- und Täterschaft…. Read more →

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New publication on behalf of cyberbullying published

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 →

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New publication on sexting from young people published

The Journal “Zeitschrift für Jugendkriminalrecht und Jugendhilfe” published an article from Marie Christine Bergmann, Yvonne Krieg und Dirk Baier on Sexting from young people. The article deals shows the results of the secondary school survey. Bergmann, M. C., Krieg, Y., & Baier, D. (2016). Sexting im Jugendalter: Ergebnisse einer Gymnasialbefragung…. Read more →

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New publication about burglary released

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 →

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New publication about Cybergrooming released

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 →

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Participation on a decision about youth media protection

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 →

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