Dr. Robin Hofmann is an assistant professor for criminal law, criminology and criminalistics at Maastricht University. He is interested in empirical and comparative legal research, cross-border cooperation of law enforcement agencies, and international policing. He has conducted several EU Research projects, among others in Kosovo and with prosecutors from Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium on cross-border cooperation. Robin Hofmann is a trained lawyer in Germany where he also obtained his PhD in law in 2016. Besides law he has an academic background in sociology and has worked as a legal trainee for the German Prosecution Service, the German Foreign Office and the UNICTY in The Hague.