Crime and Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization and Digitalization

Globally, societies are confronted with activities that undermine societal institutions, democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. Criminality that can be mentioned in this respect is organized crime, financial crimes, money laundering, terrorism, international crimes (i.e., war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide), exploitation, and hate speech. Moreover, modern technology generates new forms cybercrimes, such as ransomware and cryptocrimes.

The changes to crime, how these materialize and the responses to them, are studied in this research program from three perspectives:

  • their impact on the rule of law and security,
  • how they manifest themselves on multiple levels: local, regional, national, European, transnational, and global levels, and
  • which actors and institutions on local, national, regional and international levels are or should be involved in addressing these crimes and in what way.