Chair in Criminal Law, Law of Criminal Procedure & Criminal Oeconomic Law
Criminal law is a dogmatic and institutionally independent sub-section of public law, it regulates the right of a state to inflict punishment on its citizens, at a material and procedural level (in particular in the criminal and criminal procedure code). Only in the last few decades has criminal business law established itself as an independent subject area within criminal law, its specific characteristics often requiring separate solutions. In this, significant and dogmatic developments and innovations are emerging, not least stimulated by spectacular real-life cases (for example, the “slush fund” scandals). The main focus of this professorship’s research is on these three areas of criminal law.
If selected, students encounter criminal business law as part of the university’s main focus. In contrast to this, during the foundation study course and the examination preparation phase, the focus is on the compulsory subject of criminal law, that is the general and special section of the criminal code and criminal procedure code. This material will be taught in study groups, systematically and at the same time case-oriented.