Helmut Kury

Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. h.c. mult., Dipl.-Psych. Helmut Kury studied Psychology at the University of Freiburg (Freiburg im Brsg., Germany), Diploma, Dr. in Psychology and Habilitation at the University of Freiburg. Between 1970 and 1973 Assistant Teacher at the University of Freiburg, Institute for Psychology, from 1973 - 1980 and from 1989 to 2006 Senior Researcher at the Max Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Penal Law in Freiburg im Brsg., Department of Criminology (MPI). 1980 - 1988 first Director of the new established Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN). Research in offender rehabilitation, crime prevention, attitudes to punishment, fear or crime, punitiveness, alternatives to punishment, mediation, victim offender restitution, methodological problems of empirical social science research, especially in criminology, international comparison of crime and punishment. Many scientific contacts on the background of cooperation with former Soviet states and developing countries. Round about 700 scientific publications, most recent ones: Kury, H., Ferdinand, T.N. (Eds.)(2008). International Perspectives on Punitivity. Bochum: Universitatsverlag Dr. Brockmeyer; Kury, H. (Ed.)(2008). Fear of crime - Punitivity. New Developments in Theory and Research. Bochum: Universitatsverlag Dr. Brockmeyer; Kury, H., Shea, E. (Eds.)(2011). Punitivity - International Developments. 3 Vols., Bochum: Universitatsverlag Dr. Brockmeyer; Kury, H., Redo, S., Shea, E. (Eds.)(2016). Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration. Suggestions for Succeeding Generations. International Publishing/CH: Springer, 2 Vols., Kury, H., Kuhlmann, A. (2016). Mediation in Germany and Other Western Countries. Kriminologijos studijos, Vilniaus Universitetas, 4, 5-46. Dr. iur. habil. Slawomir Redo - f. UN Senior Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Expert and staff of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (ret.); Senior Adviser, Academic Council on the United Nations System (Liaison Office, Austria, Vienna); Member of the Editorial Board of: Asian Journal of Criminology (Springer, Germany); Caribbean Journal of Criminology (The University of Western Indies, Jamaica) and Journal of International Organization Studies (UN Studies Association). About 80 publications on various crime and justice issues, mostly covered by United Nations law and practice, including cross-national crime trends, crime prevention, computerization of criminal justice, cybercrime, extradition, policing, principles of prosecution, judicial independence, victim compensation, death penalty, organized crime, and international criminal justice education. Author of: "Blue Criminology. The Power of United Nations Ideas to Counter Crime Globally" (2012); and three other books; Co-Editor of e.g.: "For the Rule of Law: Criminal Justice Teaching and Training across the World" (2008); "Global Crime and Justice Report" (1999), and "Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background - Prevention - Reintegration. Suggestions for Succeeding Generations" (Springer 2016). He teaches "The United Nations and Crime Prevention" course for graduate students.

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