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Professor Eduardo Demetrio Crespo

Short Biography

Born in Solothurn (Switzerland) on August 28, 1970. He was granted his LLB (1993) and PhD (1997) at the University of Salamanca. Since 2010, he is a Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo, where he was the vice-dean for legal studies (2003-2004). He has participated as a speaker delivering scientific lectures in international conferences and he has been a Visiting Fellow in Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. He was a Visiting Research Scholar (Spain Government-funded PhD Scholarship) at University of Cologne (1994-1995), Research Scholar at the Ludwig-Maximiliams-University Munich (2004), Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at University of Cologne (2005-2006), Max Planck Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg im Breisgau (2008), Visiting Research Scholar at University of Cambridge (2009, 2012), working as the principal investigator of a Spain Government-funded project entitled “Neuroscience and Criminal Law: a new approach to culpability”, HWK Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst (2010), Visiting Academic at University of Kiel (2013) and Visiting Research Scholar (Spain Government-funded Senior Research Scholarship) at European University Institute in Florence (2016). He is an associate member of several Spanish and International Scientific Committees and member of the Institute of European and International Criminal Law at University of Castilla-La Mancha and of the Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security at Autonomous University of Madrid. He is the Director of the Postgraduate Course on “Economic and Corporate Criminal Law” at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and of the legal database entitled “Biblioteca Básica de Derecho Penal y Ciencias Penales”, which is published by Iustel.

Research Abstract

His main research interests are general principles of Criminal Law, Philosophy of Criminal Law, Criminal Law policy and Corporate crime. He is currently working on interdisciplinary research between Neuroscience and Criminal Law. He has written about forty articles and several monographs, such as “Prevención general e individualización judicial de la pena” (1999; 2. Ed., 2016), “La tentativa en la autoría mediata y en la actio libera in causa” (2003), “Culpabilidad y fines de la pena “(2008), “Responsabilidad penal por omisión del empresario” (2009). He is one of the authors and the coordinator of the Handbooks entitled “Lecciones y materiales para el estudio del Derecho penal. Tomo II. Teoría del delito” (2. Ed., 2015) and “Curso de Derecho penal. Parte General” (3. Ed., 2016). He has also edited several books, such as “Cuestiones actuales de Derecho penal económico (2008); Terrorismo y Estado de Derecho” (2010); “Cuestiones actuales de Derecho penal empresarial” (2010), “El Derecho penal económico y empresarial ante los desafíos de la sociedad mundial del riesgo” (2010), “Neurociencias y Derecho penal” (2013), “Crisis financiera y Derecho penal económico” (2014), “Legalidad y defensa. Garantías constitucionales del Derecho y la Justicia penal” (2015), “Halcones y Palomas: corrupción y delincuencia económica” (2015). He has also translated several articles from German to Spanish.