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The European Homicide-Suicide Study has been initiated by Dietrich Oberwittler (Max Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany), and is being pursued jointly with Paul Nieuwbeerta (Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Leiden, Netherlands) and Marieke Liem (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), Janne Kivivuori (National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Helsinki, Finland) and Martin Killias (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

For general inquiries about the EHSS, please contact Dietrich Oberwittler (

Find out more about all participants and their research institutions:


National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Janne Kivivuori, director of criminological unit


Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg (Department of Criminology)

PD Dr. Dietrich Oberwittler

Dipl.-Psych. Bianca Lafrenz (until 15 May 2010)


Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Utrecht
Marieke Liem, MSc., MPhil (


Criminological Institute, University of Zurich
Prof. Martin Killias
lic. iur. Nora Markwalder, MSc
Data collection in Poland and Spain has been conducted by the Max Planck Institute Freiburg.
  • Last update: 16 July 2015
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