Research and Teaching

Research clusters

  • Police legitimacy/trust
  • Formal social control
  • Punitive attitudes 
  • Criminal victimization


  • Homicide in the domestic environment (funded by the Federal Office for Gender Equality EBG)
  • Policing in the 21st century
  • Policing the pandemic
  • Trust in private security companies


  • University of Bern, School of Criminology, Economic and International Criminal Law and Policy (SCIP): Social Control in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Police(Work) (Workshop 2021
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences, Social Work: Radicalisation (Summer School 2021)
  • University of Fribourg, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work: Social policy, Welfare state and regime, Social problems, Social science research, Punishment and welfare state, Deviance and social control, Organizations of formal social control, Institutions of crime control