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Dr. Robert Pelzer

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Robert Pelzer has been working at the ZTG as a research assistant since April 2014. In 2017 he became project manager of Security - Risk - Criminology where he is responsible for the research focus Radicalization and Terrorism Research.

He studied sociology and criminology in Berlin and Hamburg. In 2016 he received his doctorate in criminology at the University of Hamburg, focusing on questions of the target selection of jihadist terrorists in Europe. His research focuses on terrorism, political violence, policing, sociology of crime and religion, and methods of reconstructive social research.
  

Academic Career
Duration
Education
2016
Doctorate in criminology at the University of Hamburg
2005-2007
Postgraduate studies in criminology, University of Hamburg
1999-2004
Sociology (Diploma), FU Berlin
Duration
Academic career
seit 04/2014
Research associate at the Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft at the TU Berlin.
09/2010 – 10/2013
Research associate at the Institute for Criminological Social Research at the University of Hamburg and at the Institute for Security and Prevention Research (ISIP)
08/2009 – 03/2010
Research associate at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Freie Universität Berlin
10/2006 – 09/2009
Research associate at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO) in Berlin
Research Projects
Duration
Topic
October 2018 onward
PrADera - Practice-oriented analysis of deradicalization processes.
Evaluation of exit processes to gain improved approaches for measures in prevention/deradicalisation work.
July 2018 onwards
SiQua - Security analyses and networking for changing urban neighbourhoods
May 2017 onwards
INTEGER - Visual decision support for analysts in the evaluation of data from social networks (BMBF)
March 2017 onwards
PANDORA - Propaganda, mobilisation and radicalisation towards violence in social media and reality
April 2014- March 2017
FORTRESS – foresight tools for responding to cascading effects in a crisis (EU, am ZTG)
September 2010 – October 2013
LoCo - Technical Prevention of Low-Cost-Terrorism (BMBF, at ISIP and IKS of the University of HH)
August 2009 – March 2010
Analysis of the violence on May 1st, 2009 in Berlin (FUB, Landeskommission Berlin gegen Gewalt. Publication: Berliner Forum Gewaltprävention Nr.42
October 2006 – September 2009
Muslims in Europe (BMBF, ZMO Berlin). More information
Membership
Member of the Gesellschaft für interdisziplinäre wissenschaftliche Kriminologie (Society for Interdisciplinary Scientific Criminology)
Member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EEnet)
Publications
Year
Topic
2018
Pelzer, R. (2018): Policing of Terrorism Using Data from Social Media. In: European Journal for Security Research, doi.org/10.1007/s41125-018-0029-9
2018

Hempel, L./Kraff, B. D./Pelzer, R. (2018): Dynamic Interdependencies: Problematising Criticality Assessment in the Light of Cascading Effects. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.04.011
2016
Fischer, Michael/Pelzer, Robert (2016): Die Logik des Anschlags. Zur Zielwahl dshihadistischer Terroristen in Europa. Frankfurt/M.: Campus Verl.
2015
Fischer, M. / Pelzer, R. / Carillo-Aravena, M. (2015): Jihadistische Anschlagsplanung: Planspiele als ergänzende Fallstudien. In: Zoche, Peter/ Kaufmann, Stefan & Harald Arnold (Hg.): Sichere Zeiten? Gesellschaftliche Dimensionen der Sicherheitsforschung. LIT Verlag, Münster, S. 389-407.
2014
Pelzer, R. (2014): Von der militanten Orientierung zum Anschlagsplan: Desiderata der Radikalisierungsforschung aus Perspektive eines devianzsoziologischen Karrieremodells. In: Arnold, Harald/Zoche, Peter (Hg.): Terrorismus und organisierte Kriminalität. Theoretische und methodische Aspekte komplexer Kriminalität Zivile Sicherheit. Lit-Verlag, Münster, S. 149 -176.
2012
Pelzer, R. (2012): Politisch motivierte Gewalt auf Demonstrationen. In: Online-Dossier „Innere Sicherheit“ der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2011.
2011
Ostermeier, L. / Pelzer, R. (2011): Die Kontrolle von Polizeigewalt und das Problem der Legitimität des polizeilichen Gewalteinsatzes am Beispiel des 1. Mai 2009 in Berlin Kreuzberg. In: Kriminologisches Journal  43, H. 3.
2006
Pelzer, R. / Scheerer, S. (2006): Terrorismus-Prognosen: Fehlerquellen und Rechtsstaatlichkeit. In: Kemmesies, U. (Hg.): Terrorismus und Extremismus – der Zukunft auf der Spur, Luchterhand, Neuwied [u.a.], S. 199-216.

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