The Promise of German Criminal Law: A Science of Crime and Punishment
Markus D. Dubber
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
February 23, 2004
This paper takes a critical look at German criminal law theory from an Anglo-American perspective. It seeks both to capture the basic conception of criminal law as science that has shaped the project of German criminal law theory for centuries and to investigate two of its key features: its theory of punishment (positive general prevention) and its theory of criminalization (the theory of legal goods, "Rechtsgutstheorie").
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: criminal law, comparative law, German law, punishment
JEL Classification: K14, K30, K33working papers series
Date posted: February 28, 2004 ; Last revised: February 23, 2009
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