Social Reactions to Deviant Behavior under Special Consideration of the Non-Institutional Area (Population Survey)
- Institut für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie der Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
- INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
- Legal system, Legislation, Law
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Social behaviour and attitudes
- Legal systems
- Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
AbstractVictimization and judgement on the state under the rule of law as well as the criminal prosecution authorities. Topics: interest in media reports on crime and criminal acts; attitude to increased reporting on crime in the media; assumed probability of oneself becoming victim of a criminal act; expected development of the crime rate in the FRG; most important tasks of the government; attitude to reforms; preferred role of the government as providing order for private economic interests or as welfare state with the goal of providing balanced social equity; perceived class conflicts in society; ideal qualifications and sense of responsibility of politicians; understanding of democracy; attitude to the fixed mandate; possibilities of representation of interests in company, municipality, party, school and trade union; most important characteristics for success; attitude to the economic system (scale); naming of gaps in knowledge in the legal sector; attitude to punishment (scale); attitude to personal preventive measures to protect from crime or to leaving combating crime to the police; attitude to obeying the law; attitude to resocializing prisoners (scale); preferred sequence of prosecuting crimes in view of the work overload of the police and courts; characteristic groups of persons for conducting selected crimes (prejudice about the demographic characteristics of criminals); hypothetical change in conduct regarding an acquaintance who has committed a criminal offence; conduct when personally affected by a crime (split: organized according to social origins of the culprit); reporting conduct; assumed reasons for increased committing of criminal offences by members of the underclass; assessment of the degree of relapse of offenders, organized according to different crimes; attitude to observance of laws (scale); personal measurement of punishment and judgement on the deserving of punishment of selected crimes (split: example cases); attitude to the formalities in a criminal case (scale); professional or private contacts with civil service as well as judiciary; attitude to administration of justice in general as well as the judiciary and civil judiciary in particular (scale third-party image); assumed differences in the administration of justice depending on social origins of defendant; assessment of equal opportunities in a personal process against an insurance company, a political functionary, one´s employer, a car driver and a policeman; point in time after which someone is to be seen as guilty; assumed reasons for a reduced persecution of white collar crime by the courts; work satisfaction (scale); local residency; type of city; memberships; use of motor vehicles. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; party membership; party inclination; local residency; degree of urbanization; union membership. Interviewer rating: length of interview; weekday of interview.
1976-06 / 1976-07
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 1806
Number of Variables: 799
- ZA1238 (Type: ZA-No.)
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