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Prof.´in Dr. Stefanie Tränkle

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CV of Prof. Dr. Stefanie Tränkle

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Tränkle has been teaching criminology and sociology at the Police College Baden-Wuerttemberg (Villingen-Schwenningen) since March 2010. She is also responsible for relations to Police forces and partner universities in France.

From 2008 to 2010, she worked for an international Children’s Rights organisation (ECPAT). She was coordinator and leader of a project involving 11 countries and funded by the European Union whose aim was to prevent child sex tourism, a phenomenon related to child pornography and child trafficking.

In 2007, she started teaching at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg

She went to the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, as visiting scholar in 2005.

From 2001 to 2004, she was a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal
Law, Freiburg (2001-2004). Her doctoral thesis was about victim offender mediation whose application and functioning
she studied both in France and Germany.

Her interest in criminology goes back to her working experience at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Tuebingen during her studies of sociology and French literature in the 1990’s.

Fields of interest:

o    Police science (use of force, cop culture)
o    French-German comparative approaches of police science and criminal policy (community policing)
o    Qualitative Research (Grounded Theory Methodology)
o    Juvenile delinquency
o    Trafficking of Woman and Children/Prostitution
o    Mediation/Restorative Justice

Papers given (since 2011):

Sept. 2013      „Es kam zum Widerstand – Kritische Interaktionen im Polizeialltag.“ Paper given on the occasion oft he annual conference of the German Speaking Criminological Society which took place from 26. to 28.9.2013 in Fribourg/CH.

Dec. 2012      Les Assises de la formation de la Police Nationale, Metz, le 10 déc. 2012: « La police du land de Bade- Wurtemberg. La proximité aux citoyens au coeur de la formation et de la déontologie. » In cooperation with PR Dirk Herzbach M.A., Polizeidirektion Offenburg.

Sept. 2012      How do French and German police forces react to aggressive behaviour, insubordination and violence against police officers? CEPOL (European Police College) conference held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Police (ENSP) Lyon, 24.-27.9.2012.

Sept. 2012      „Bürgerpolizei oder Ordnungsmacht? Repressive Tendenzen in der Polizei und ihre Auswirkungen auf das Konzept der Bürgernähe. Erfahrungen im deutsch-französischen Vergleich Tagung Empirische Polizeiforschung XV - „Konzepte polizeilichen Handelns“, Villingen-Schwenningen, 13.-15.9.2012

June 2011      Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationals Strafrecht, Freiburg i.Br.: „Victim-Offender Mediation. Empirical findings and Grounded Theory Methodology”.
Paper given in the framework of the Research School on Mediation, Retaliation and Punishment.




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