Developments in Crime and Crime Control Research

German Studies on Victims, Offenders, and the Public

  • Klaus Sessar
  • Hans-Jürgen Kerner

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

About this book


"One of the central features of modern German criminology in revealing the 'true nature of crime' follows the tradition of enlightment" instead of accommodating the approach of the criminal justice system. This contention is made by the editors of Developments in Crime and Crime Control Research, Drs. Sessar and Kerner, as they continue to bridge the traditional gap between Anglo-American scholars in criminology and their German counterparts. The language barrier has long been another contributing circumstance to the division of philosophy among countries, but recently, substantial attempts are being undertaken to examine more closely the differences among specific criminological schools of thinking. Drs. Sessar and Kerner point out that, although crime has its universality, a clear understanding of the various approaches to the problem of crime will prove of benefit to those in the field in all countries.


Crime Crime Control Criminal Justice Criminal career Kriminalpsychologie Täter compensation criminal psychology criminology emotion philosophy police psychology victim violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Sessar
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Kerner
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Youth Law and Youth WorkUniversity of HamburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institute of Criminologyuniversity of TübingenTübingenFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97081-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2990-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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