Project Manager, Legal Research, Research and Data Unit
His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA's work include: criminal law and criminal justice; law enforcement reform; crime prevention and victims' rights. He previously worked in various positions, including the Law Faculty at the University of Linz, and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg. He has also worked for the Austrian Ministries of the Interior and Justice, and for many years presided over the Austrian Crime Prevention Council. In addition he has worked as a legal assistant at the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg
He studied law, and is the author of several academic journal articles and book chapters on various themes related to his areas of expertise, included edited books; for example: Opferrechte in Österreich, 2004 (co-editor with Marianne Löschnig-Gspandl); Schutz vor Gewalt in der Familie: Das österreichische Gewaltschutzgesetz, 2005 (co-editor with Birgitt Haller).