IKG Universität Bielefeld
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at Bielefeld University is the coordinator of the research consortium X-SONAR. As one of the leading German research institutions in the area of conflict and violence studies, IKG offers a comprehensive structure for interdisciplinary theory development and empirical research on topical political and social phenomena of conflict and violence. At IKG, X-SONAR is part of the 'Radicalization and Deradicalization' research cluster. Consortial Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick | Dr. Kerstin Eppert Researchers: Viktoria Roth M.A. | Annika Hamachers M.A. | Dorian Tsolak Contact: x-sonar[at]uni-bielefeld.de    

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at Bielefeld University is the coordinator of the research consortium X-SONAR. As one of the leading German research institutions in the area of conflict and violence studies, IKG offers a comprehensive structure for interdisciplinary theory development and empirical research on topical political and social phenomena of conflict and violence. At IKG, X-SONAR is part of the ‘Radicalization and Deradicalization’ research cluster.

Consortial Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick | Dr. Kerstin Eppert
Researchers: Viktoria Roth M.A. | Annika Hamachers M.A. | Dorian Tsolak
Contact: x-sonar[at]uni-bielefeld.de

 

 

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen, Osnabrück and Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized "Centers of Excellence" and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds. In the BMBF project X-Sonar the DFKI is represented by the Educational Technology Laboratory (EdTec Lab) under the  scientific management of Prof. Dr. habil. Christoph Igel. The EdTec Lab focuses on using artificial intelligence and innovative software technologies to support the training, qualification and education processes of scholastic, academic and professional basic and further tra

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen, Osnabrück and Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized “Centers of Excellence” and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds.

In the BMBF project X-Sonar the DFKI is represented by the Educational Technology Laboratory (EdTec Lab) under the  scientific management of Prof. Dr. habil. Christoph Igel. The EdTec Lab focuses on using artificial intelligence and innovative software technologies to support the training, qualification and education processes of scholastic, academic and professional basic and further training. The emergence of technology, education and organisation in networked, digitised worlds is particularly relevant in research, development, innovation and transformation. Academics work together with partners for research and science, the digital and education economies, spinoffs, EdTec startups, and young companies in e-learning and digital education.

DHPol/Fachgebiet Kommunikationswissenschaft
The German Police University, located in Münster-Hiltrup, is a specialized university addressing all senior police officers representing the Federation and the German Federal states. It provides the most important forum bringing together science and practice, and aimed at discussing matters of policing in Germany. The University stands for an open-minded, value-bound police, which is aware of its responsibilities in a democratic constitutional state, in the area of maintaining freedom, security and public order and safety. The German Police University integrates similarities and varieties of policing approaches in Germany, which are due to the federal structure of our country. The core responsibility of the German Police University is to provide the German police services with first-class education and training opportunities for their senior police officers. The University does so by c

The German Police University, located in Münster-Hiltrup, is a specialized university addressing all senior police officers representing the Federation and the German Federal states. It provides the most important forum bringing together science and practice, and aimed at discussing matters of policing in Germany. The University stands for an open-minded, value-bound police, which is aware of its responsibilities in a democratic constitutional state, in the area of maintaining freedom, security and public order and safety. The German Police University integrates similarities and varieties of policing approaches in Germany, which are due to the federal structure of our country.
The core responsibility of the German Police University is to provide the German police services with first-class education and training opportunities for their senior police officers. The University does so by closely linking science and practical policing matters. Based on a sophisticated scientific foundation, the students’ abilities and skills are being deepened and broadened. In this context, a particular focus is placed on their practical know-how and their outstanding professional skills. Training and further training courses are designed in a cross-sectional way beyond faculties and according to high profile methods of learning, which the German Police University constantly develops further on in an attempt to provide students with the best possible service. The section for Communication studies, Media and Public Relations science sets its focus on public mediated communication between the fields of police and internal security.

Director:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Jarolimek
Researchers:
Annika Hamachers, M.A. | Kristin Weber, M.A. | Jonathan Widmann, M.A.
Contact:
stefan.jarolimek[at]dhpol.de
annika.hamachers[at]dhpol.de
kristin.weber[at]dhpol.de
jonathan.widmann[at]dhpol.de

Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie
The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is the leading expert for IT Security and develops solutions for immediate use, tailored to the customer's needs. 185 highly qualified employees covering all areas of IT security make such customized services possible. The staff constitutes the competency foundation for cross-technological services at the highest level. Fraunhofer SIT is active in projects for companies from all kinds of industries. Numerous successful projects carried out with international partners are the resounding proof for trustful and reliable cooperation.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is the leading expert for IT Security and develops solutions for immediate use, tailored to the customer’s needs. 185 highly qualified employees covering all areas of IT security make such customized services possible. The staff constitutes the competency foundation for cross-technological services at the highest level. Fraunhofer SIT is active in projects for companies from all kinds of industries. Numerous successful projects carried out with international partners are the resounding proof for trustful and reliable cooperation.

Institut Psychologie und Bedrohungsmanagement, Darmstadt
Das Institut Psychologie und Bedrohungsmanagement (I:P:Bm) ist ein kriminalpsychologisch ausgerichtetes Forschungs- und Weiterbildungsinstitut mit Sitz in Darmstadt. Weitere Kernbereiche des I:P:Bm sind die aktive Fallarbeit und Fallberatung sowie der Aufbau von lokalen und nationalen Bedrohungsmanagementstrukturen zur Prävention zielgerichteter Gewalttaten. Thematische Schwerpunkte des Instituts sind unter anderem psychologische Deeskalation, zielgerichtete Gewalt am Arbeitsplatz (workplace violence) und in Schulen, Extremismus und Radikalisierung, Stalking und Intimpartnergewalt sowie die Einschätzung anonymer Drohschreiben und die Gefährlichkeitsbeurteilung von Drohungen. Im BMBF-Projekt X-Sonar ist das I:P:Bm unter wissenschaftlicher Leitung von Dr. Jens Hoffmann und Nils Böckler vertreten. Dabei fokussieren die Wissenschaftler des Instituts auf die Bedrohungsanalyse von r

Das Institut Psychologie und Bedrohungsmanagement (I:P:Bm) ist ein kriminalpsychologisch ausgerichtetes Forschungs- und Weiterbildungsinstitut mit Sitz in Darmstadt. Weitere Kernbereiche des I:P:Bm sind die aktive Fallarbeit und Fallberatung sowie der Aufbau von lokalen und nationalen Bedrohungsmanagementstrukturen zur Prävention zielgerichteter Gewalttaten.

Thematische Schwerpunkte des Instituts sind unter anderem psychologische Deeskalation, zielgerichtete Gewalt am Arbeitsplatz (workplace violence) und in Schulen, Extremismus und Radikalisierung, Stalking und Intimpartnergewalt sowie die Einschätzung anonymer Drohschreiben und die Gefährlichkeitsbeurteilung von Drohungen.

Im BMBF-Projekt X-Sonar ist das I:P:Bm unter wissenschaftlicher Leitung von Dr. Jens Hoffmann und Nils Böckler vertreten. Dabei fokussieren die Wissenschaftler des Instituts auf die Bedrohungsanalyse von radikalen Einzeltätern und Kleingruppen.

Director:
Dr. Jens Hoffman

Researchers:
Dipl.-Päd. Nils Böckler | Mirko Allwinn, M.Sc.

Contacts:
nils.boeckler[at]i-p-bm.de
mirkow.allwinn[at]i-p-bm.de

Institute for Prevention Action (Saarland)
The Institute for Preventive Action (LPH) was established in 2009 as central point of contact for prevention issues in the government of the Saarland. The LPH is responsible for the development and implementation of prevention programs in the area of pedagogic prevention, criminal prevention and health promotion. In addition, the LPH is also intensively researching on the sustainable impact of diverse preventive measures. The competences in the prevention sector can be concentrated very well through the interdisciplinary orientation and interdepartmental networking of the LPH and it is available to various actors in regard to their needs, both within the regional borders and far beyond. In the BMBF project, also known as X-SONAR, is the LPH - under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Günter Dörr and in co-operation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

The Institute for Preventive Action (LPH) was established in 2009 as central point of contact for prevention issues in the government of the Saarland. The LPH is responsible for the development and implementation of prevention programs in the area of pedagogic prevention, criminal prevention and health promotion. In addition, the LPH is also intensively researching on the sustainable impact of diverse preventive measures. The competences in the prevention sector can be concentrated very well through the interdisciplinary orientation and interdepartmental networking of the LPH and it is available to various actors in regard to their needs, both within the regional borders and far beyond.

In the BMBF project, also known as X-SONAR, is the LPH – under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Günter Dörr and in co-operation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – responsible for the dissemination and sustainable use of the research results of X-SONAR. Therefore a comprehensive nationwide vocational training program for specialists (security authorities and civil society) will be developed. The main goal of this qualification program is to strengthen the competence of in the early detection, risk assessment and threat protection of extremist acts of violence.

Director: Prof. Dr. Günter Dörr (g.doerr[at]lph.saarland.de)
Researcher: Sonja Possinger, M.A. (s.possinger[at]lph.saarland.de)

LKA Niedersachen – Kriminologische Forschungsabteilung
Der Bereich Kriminologische Forschung und Statistik (KFS) ist ein Fachstab der Behördenleitung des LKA Niedersachsen. Die Aufgaben bestehen darin, praxisbezogene kriminologische Forschung zu betreiben und wissenschaftliche Beratung aller Ebenen der Landespolizei bei kriminologischen Fragestellungen zu gewährleisten. Sie fungiert als Schnittstelle zwischen polizeilicher und gesamtgesellschaftlicher Kriminalprävention in unterschiedlichen Handlungsfeldern. Zu ihren Kernaufgaben gehört neben der Erarbeitung der polizeilichen Kriminalstatistik und anderer strategischer Lageanalysen auch die periodische Dunkelfeldstudie (http://www.lka.polizei-nds.de/forschung/dunkelfeldstudie/), sowie die Durchführung von drittmittelgeförderten Forschungsprojekten. Gegenstand der Forschungsarbeiten sind diverse Phänomene der Kriminalität, wie bspw. Korruption in der Polizei, Agitation rechter Grup

Der Bereich Kriminologische Forschung und Statistik (KFS) ist ein Fachstab der Behördenleitung des LKA Niedersachsen. Die Aufgaben bestehen darin, praxisbezogene kriminologische Forschung zu betreiben und wissenschaftliche Beratung aller Ebenen der Landespolizei bei kriminologischen Fragestellungen zu gewährleisten. Sie fungiert als Schnittstelle zwischen polizeilicher und gesamtgesellschaftlicher Kriminalprävention in unterschiedlichen Handlungsfeldern.

Zu ihren Kernaufgaben gehört neben der Erarbeitung der polizeilichen Kriminalstatistik und anderer strategischer Lageanalysen auch die periodische Dunkelfeldstudie (http://www.lka.polizei-nds.de/forschung/dunkelfeldstudie/), sowie die Durchführung von drittmittelgeförderten Forschungsprojekten. Gegenstand der Forschungsarbeiten sind diverse Phänomene der Kriminalität, wie bspw. Korruption in der Polizei, Agitation rechter Gruppen im Internet, Gewalt gegen Polizei, Wohnungseinbruchsdiebstahl, wie auch Urbane Sicherheit.

Seit Februar 2017 forscht das Team der KFS im Rahmen des Verbundprojektes X-Sonar zu Radikalisierungsprozessen und Eskalationsdynamiken in sozialen Online-Netzwerken. Das Teilvorhaben des LKA Niedersachsen fokussiert in enger Kooperation mit dem IKG, die parallel den Bereich Islamismus/Salafismus abdecken, Radikalisierungsverläufe im Bereich des Rechtsextremismus, die zu staatsschutzrelevanten Delikten führen können.

Leitung:
Hartmut Pfeiffer | Dr. Eva Groß

Mitarbeiterinnen:
Lisa Borchardt | Julia Gundlach

Kontakt:
hartmut.pfeiffer[at]polizei.niedersachsen.de
eva.gross[at]polizei.niedersachsen.de
lisa.borchardt[at]polizei.niedersachsen.de
julia.gundlach[at]polizei.niedersachsen.de