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In addition to the maintenance and further development of the dogmatics of criminal law and criminal procedure law, including basic research, another focus of the chair is on criminology, which deals empirically and sociologically with the factual side of behavior interpreted as criminal and the responses to this behavior.

Professor Puschke is currently conducting research in the areas of disclosure of confidential information and document fraud. In addition to the penal system, the law of criminal procedural forms a further research focus.

In addition, the research work of this chair focuses on terrorism and pre-criminal law and state prevention work: How far are the powers of the state allowed to extend? Is an “advance deployment” of criminal law necessary and legitimate? What effect does this extension of criminal law have on substantive and formal requirements as well as on constitutional guarantees?