Criminological Research Trends in Western Germany

German Reports to the 6th International Congress on Criminology in Madrid 1970

  • Günther Kaiser
  • Thomas Würtenberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. General Trends Concerning Scientific Research in Criminology

  3. Probation Research

  4. Problems of Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Ulrich Eisenberg
      Pages 90-100
  5. Research in Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  6. Criminological Bibliography

    1. Günther Kaiser, Thomas Würtenberger
      Pages 133-166
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 167-178

About this book


The articles in this volume were originally reports conceived as Germany's contribution to the 6th International Congress of Criminology in Madrid. Impressions gained at this world congress, prompted our decision to make these papers available in the English language. In this way we hope to make accessible to an international audience the most recent reflections, approaches and research findings of criminologists in the Federal Republic of Germany. We are adding to this collection a bibliography listing all criminological It seems to us monographs published in German within the last five years. that a systematic survey of the literature is highly suitable for completing the picture outlined in the various articles. This should provide some idea of the focal points and tendencies of the present thinking and of the efforts at institutionalization in German criminology. Last but not least, this col­ lection may help to revise the opinion that criminology in the German­ speaking world is still largely biologically oriented. The editors are aware of the scholarly and editorial risks connected with the publication of such a volume. Nevertheless they believe that these risks have to be faced in order to provide information about the present crimino­ logical thinking in the Federal Republic of Germany and to illustrate its close links with the international scene. We hope that this book will be accepted by the international public as a contribution to a "comparative criminology". Should this venture find an interested audience, similar volumes could follow in regular intervals.


English Germany criminology research survey

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Kaiser
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas Würtenberger
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal LawFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Criminology and Penology of this UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-05754-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-49171-9
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