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The Volksgerichtshof: Legal-Historical Classification and Legal Evaluation

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Marxen, Klaus
Publication Date
1994
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    Topics: 1. Information on the Proceedings - start of investigations / reporting behavior in the population, - questioning of the accused, - questioning of witnesses in the entire proceedings and in the main hearing, - protective custody and detention awaiting trial, - prosecution (time of incident, accusation and the like), - reports before and in the main hearing, - defense before and in the main hearing, - main hearing (duration, closing arguments etc.), - enforcement and pardon procedure. 2. Information about the accused person - family situation and social position, - citizenship or nationality, - member of the military and participation in the war (for Germans found guilty), - belonging to parties and other political organizations. 3. Sentence data, obtained from a separate analysis of the sentences by a sample procedure. - sanctions - facts of the case - length of sentence - date of sentence
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990 / 1993
Sampled Universe
The courts’ main files / general files are the universe for the sampling procedure.
Sampling
The courts’ main files / general files are the universe for the sampling procedure. For each proceeding a sample was taken respectively from the entirety of the main files. The survey was carried out by trained assistants who had to be lawyers. It was conducted with a data entry form recording first information on the proceedings and then information about the individual accused.
Collection Mode
  • File analysis of complete proceedings files
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 1371
    Number of Variables: 338
Note
Number of court proceedings: 689 Number of convicted: 1371
Availability
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A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8111 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Grimm, Holger; Lauf, Edmund: Die Abgeurteilten des Volksgerichtshofs. Eine Analyse ihrer sozialen Merkmale. In: Historical Social Research 2, 1994.
  • Lauf, Edmund: An Analysis of files from the Volksgerichtshof: A Workshop Report. In: History and Computing 4, 1994, S. 84-88.
  • Lauf, Edmund: Der Volksgerichtshof und sein Beobachter. Eine Analyse der Bedingungen und Funktionen der Gerichtsberichterstattung im Nationalsozialismus. Opladen: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 1994.
  • Marxen, Klaus: Das Problem der Kontinuität in der neueren deutschen Strafrechtsgeschichte. In: Kritische Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft, 1990, S. 287-298.
  • Marxen, Klaus: Die Rechtsprechung des Volksgerichtshofs. Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft, 1992, S. 52 ff.
  • Marxen, Klaus: Das Volk und sein Gerichtshof. Eine Studie zum nationalsozialistischen Volksgerichtshof. In: Juristische Abhandlungen Band XXV, hrsg. von Wolf- gang Naucke. Frankfurt a. M. 1994.
  • Schlüter, Holger: Die Urteilspraxis des nationalsozialistischen Volksgerichtshofs. Eine empirische Untersuchung. Inaugural-Dissertation an der Juristischen Fakultät der Westfälischen-Wilhelms Universität Münster. Berlin 1995.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Marxen, Klaus (1994): Der Volksgerichtshof: rechtshistorische Einordnung und rechtliche Bewertung. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8111