The Criminological Assessment of Individual Cases

  • Hans Göppinger


The foundation of the assessment of the offender in the context of his social relationships consists of comprehensive and differentiated information on his development in life and his life pattern, as well as on his integration in his social environment. Although, in principle, as detailed information as possible should be aimed at, one should not simply collect a large amount of more or less random information. The investigations must be limited to collecting facts and impressions (based on circumstances) concerning the behavior of the subject in various situations in life and in the various social spheres and on developments in these social spheres, as well as — at least within certain limits — knowledge of the social environment of the subject relevant to the later analysis.


Longitudinal Section Prison Sentence Social Sphere Criminal Career External Aspect 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Göppinger
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  1. 1.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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