German Federal Constitutional Court strengthens academic freedom

The court emphasized the importance of confidential data collection on criminal conduct

According to the Federal Constitutional Court, if confidential research data on
According to the Federal Constitutional Court, if confidential research data on criminal behavior is used for investigative purposes, this endangers criminological research and thus the prevention of crimes. © Matthew Ansley on Unsplash
The German Federal Constitutional Court has strengthened academic freedom in the wake of a case in which prosecutors had seized confidential interview data from a criminological re­search project. According to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, criminology research should be reassured by the Court underlining the importance of confi­den­tial data collection. ...
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