Crime and Justice in Germany

  title={Crime and Justice in Germany},
  author={Dietrich Oberwittler and Sven H{\"o}fer},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={465 - 508}
The article reports trends in crime and criminal justice and reviews publications in key areas of criminology in Germany. Criminal statistics show divergent trends in recent years, with rising drug and violent offences and stable or falling property offences. Statistics on sanction practices show a long-term trend towards informal and community sanctions despite some increase in prison sentences in recent years. German reunification and a subsequent increase in immigration have put some strain… 

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