Eduardo Demetrio Crespo

Catedrático de Derecho penal

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 2011, 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 and 1995-1996), Research Scholar at the Ludwig-Maximiliams-University Munich (2004), Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at University of Cologne (2005-2006), Max-Planck-Society 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). Recognition of the academic and professional trajectory granted by the Ibero-American Institute of Criminal Law (2015). Visiting Professor at Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (2018) and Honorary Professor at the University of San Martín de Porres (2019). 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 Economic Criminal Law. 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; 2. Ed. 2020), Culpabilidad y fines de la pena, con especial referencia al pensamiento de Claus Roxin (2008, 2. Ed. 2013), Responsabilidad penal por omisión del empresario (2009; 2. Ed., 2017), Fragmentos sobre Neurociencias y Derecho penal (2017) and El Derecho penal del Estado de Derecho entre el espíritu de nuestro tiempo y la Constitución (2020). 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. Nuevas perspectivas en el ámbito de la culpabilidad y tratamiento jurídico-penal de la peligrosidad (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), Derecho penal económico y Derechos Humanos (2018), El delito fiscal. Aspectos penales y tributarios (2019) and Derecho penal económico y teoría del delito (2020). He has also translated several articles from German to Spanish.

Área de Derecho Penal
Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de Toledo
Cobertizo de San Pedro Mártir, s/n
45071, Toledo
Teléfono: +34 925 26 88 00 (extensiones 5128 y 5171)
Email: area.dep.penal.to@uclm.es