Dr. Robin Hofmann is an assistant professor of criminal law and
criminology at Maastricht University. His research interests are organized
crime, drug policies, and cross-border cooperation between law enforcement
agencies. He has conducted several EU research projects, among others, in
Kosovo and with prosecutors from Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium on
The German Science TV-Programme ‘Galileo’ visited me in at the University of Maastricht. The result is an interesting and funny feature about the Dutch penal system, a luxury hotel in prison and candy in drug bags.
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Crime has become increasingly transnational. Especially organized criminals exploit state borders for illicit activities. Law enforcement agencies often lack behind these developments and legal cooperation across state borders is full of frictions. How can we improve law enforcement cooperation across state borders to fight crime?
Organized criminals are increasingly active in many european states. The mocro-mafia in the Netherlands or criminal family clans in Germany – these networks pose enourmous challenges for law enforcement agencies. How can we better monitor organized crime and implement more effective crime policies within Europe?
Cannabis prohibition has become under pressure worldwide. More and more countries (incl. Germany) set out to legalize the soft drug for recreational purposes. But international and european law still focused on a criminal justice approach. How can the legal regime be changed to keep pace with new developments while at the same time minmizing health, security and crime risks?
Robin Hofmann has published about different topics within criminology and criminal law, both in German and English.
Panama Papers Revisited