The Centre for Criminology (KrimZ) is the research and documentation institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and all federal states based in Wiesbaden. Since 1986 the KrimZ has been working on criminological and forensic issues, conducting empirical research projects, documenting research results and offering a freely accessible specialist database KrimLit, and organizing conferences.

The KrimZ library holds a considerable collection of books and journals on criminological and forensic topics.

Results of the KrimZ research projects and conference transcripts have been published in the "Kriminologie und Praxis (KuP)” book series or have been made available as electronic publications (s. publications).