Ralf Koelbel

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Ralf Kölbel (* 1968 in Rodewisch ) is a German lawyer and professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .


Kölbel studied law at the University of Jena from 1990 to 1995 . There he passed his first state examination in law in 1995. This was followed by his doctorate, which he completed in March 1997 with Günther Kräupl . In 2005, Kölbel completed his habilitation in Jena for the subjects of criminal law and criminal procedure law.

After substituting professorships at the universities of Dresden and Munich , Kölbel took up the professorship for criminal law, criminal procedure law and criminal policy at the German University of the Police in Münster in 2008 . From April 2009 to 2013 he held the chair for criminology, criminal law and criminal procedural law at Bielefeld University . In 2013 he moved to the University of Munich to take the chair for criminal law and criminology, which he has held since then.

Ralf Kölbel is married and has three children.

Publications (selection)

  • Recklessness and violence in traffic. A criminological investigation . Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 1997, ISBN 978-3-631-31981-9 . (Dissertation)
  • Freedom to incriminate yourself. The nemo tenetur sentence in substantive criminal law . Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-428-12039-0 . (Habilitation thesis)
  • Ralf Kölbel & Lena Bork: Secondary victimization as a legitimation formula . Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-428-13779-4 .
  • Ulrich Eisenberg and Ralf Kölbel: Criminology . 7th edition. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2017, ISBN 978-3-16-153013-5 .

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