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Charles von Denkowski

Department of Police and Security Management
Specialist area: Criminology
Visiting Faculty Member

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2845
E: charles.vondenkowski(at)hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 1
Room 1.0062
Alt Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • 10/2011 Visiting faculty member, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Dep. of Police and Security Studies
  • 04/2010 Co-Founder of the 1st German criminological consulting bureau Crime Prevention Solutions Dr. Cordula und Charles von Denkowski GbR
  • 04/2009–04/2010 Supply chain security officer, Bruno P. Hartkopf GmbH, Hamburg
  • 01/2009–05/2011 Master program Criminology and Police Science, Chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Feltes, M.A. at the Bochum Ruhr University`s Faculty of Law
  • 09/2007 Juridical focal exam (national and international criminal law), law faculty of the Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 01/2005–08/2007 Investigator in a precinct`s criminal police department , Police Dep. of Hamburg
  • 11/2007–10/2008 Advisor to a Vice-President of the German Federal Parliament (national security and extremism)
  • 2001–2004 Member of the Anti-Terrorism Bureau, Police Dep. of Hamburg
  • 1998–2001 Police University, State of Hamburg
  • 1994–1995 Board Member of the police union`s youth organization, State of Berlin
  • 1993–1998 Patrol officer, Police Dep. of Berlin

Key Aspects of practise

  • Anti-Terrorism early warning and indication strategies of the criminal police
  • Prevention standards for supply chain and cargo crime
  • Policy consulting (inner security, police control, civil rights issues)

External relations

  • Asian Criminological Society
  • International State Crime Research Consortium (ISCRC)

Expert for

  • Pre-crime intelligence strategies
  • Intelligence-led policing in relation to constitutional rights issues
  • Transnational supply chain crimes / state crimes

Research Projects and Fields

  • National and Cross-Border State Crimes committed by an Asian states` agencies (03/2012 - 2013)

Research Projects Abstracts

National and Cross-Border State Crimes committed by an Asian states` agencies (03/2012 - 2013)

This research project examines gross human rights violations committed by public security authorities and different phenomena of cross-border state crimes. The project uses a macro-criminological and a juridical approach. It aims at identifying types of crimes and chains of command or the functions perpetrators fulfil in the armed forces, the police and the security service. Furthermore, this project aims at contributing to a prosecution of crimes (against humanity) by a criminal court or a tribunal after the examined regime has lost its power.

Methodology: criminological field research (interviews with state crime victims and experts in researching cross-border state crimes, such as proliferation and trafficking in women; interviews with former security personnel); juridical analysis. Researchers: Charles A. Denkowski, (his assistant) Eva Wiedemann (lawyer) and a B.A. candidate (BSE, Faculty 5, B.A. Security Management, class of 2012)

Selected, current Publications