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.
As part of the “Cyber Attacks against Companies” project, a second survey of companies with ten or more employees in Germany on the topic of cyber attacks was conducted between July and September 2020. In particular, the survey focused on the development of different types of cyberattacks, their consequences for… Read more →
The research project “Catcalling – Extent and consequences of verbal sexual harassment” starts on 01.07.2021. Catcalling includes sexually connotated behaviors or different types of sexual harassment without physical contact. The aim of the research project is to investigate the extent, forms and consequences of catcalling with the help of an… Read more →
The research report “Perspectives of university students. Results of a survey regarding politics, religion and community within the framework of the project ‘Radicalisation within the digital age‘“ (German: Perspektiven von Studierenden. Ergebnisse einer Befragung zu den Themen Politik, Religion und Gemeinschaft im Rahmen des Projektes „Radikalisierung im digitalen Zeitalter (RadigZ)“)… Read more →
The results of a Germany-wide survey of 5,000 companies with ten or more employees on the subject of cyber-attacks, which was carried out as part of the project “Cyber-attacks against companies”, are now also available in English in KFN Research Report No. 158. In particular, the survey focused on the… Read more →
As part of the project “Cyber-attacks against Companies”, a nationwide survey of 5,000 companies with ten or more employees on the subject of cyber-attacks was conducted between August 2018 and January 2019. In particular, the survey focused on the prevalence of different types of cyber-attacks within a year, their consequences… Read more →
As part of the project “Update of regional analyses of right-wing extremism in Schleswig-Holstein”, which was funded by the Schleswig-Holstein State Prevention Council, a representative survey of 2,824 seventh and ninth grade pupils was conducted at general schools between February and June 2018. The project can be seen as a… Read more →
The research report “Perspectives of adolescents. Results of a survey regarding politics, religion and community within the framework of the project ‘Radicalisation within the digital age‘“ (German: Perspektiven von Jugendlichen. Ergebnisse einer Befragung zu den Themen Politik, Religion und Gemeinschaft im Rahmen des Projektes „Radikalisierung im digitalen Zeitalter (RadigZ)“) is… Read more →
New research report “Offender organization and criminal investigations with regard to organised residential burglary”
The research report of the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony e.V. (KFN) concerning organized residential burglary is now available in English. The project is co-financed with resources from the Internal Security Fund of the European Union. Europol is the consulting partner of the project. The report presents results of… Read more →
New research report “Prevention and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions in Lower Saxony
On 19 April, the KFN published the final report on the project Prevention and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions in Lower Saxony. On behalf of the Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality and in cooperation with the Lower Saxony State Office for Addiction Issues (NLS) and… Read more →
KFN is conducting a research project on the phenomenon of organized dwelling from October 2016 to March 2019 and has now presented a first study. The project is funded by the European Union Internal Security Fund and own funds from KFN. The project’s advisory partner is Europol. Currently, the first… Read more →