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Environment Offenses (with Fines)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Rüther, Werner (Forschungsgruppe Umweltstrafrecht, Kriminologisches Seminar der Universität Bonn)
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • Forschungsgruppe Umweltstrafrecht, Kriminologisches Seminar der Universitaet Bonn (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
Description
  • Abstract

    Content analysis of cases of objection to infringements of law (fines procedure). Topics: 1. General information: government office maintaining the file; year; state; type and extent of file; encoder; assumed areas of offense; short description of occurrence of action; assumed area of culprit. 2. Information on discovery context: government office with first awareness of offense; personal impact on person reporting as immediate victim; personal relation with culprit; person reporting; public sensation and media reporting. 3. Information on investigation activity: government offices participating; government office with greatest contribution to investigation; lawyer participation during investigation procedure on the part of the accused or the person reporting or informants; presence of a police crime statistics reporting slip in the file. 4. Information on action: presence of permission for the action under administrative law; information on damage done; seriousness of offense; scene of the crime; legal paragraphs involved; duration of offense. 5. Information on duration of procedure: internal identification of various procedure data; duration between action and start of investigation; length of investigation of the government office for fines, the court procedings or the procedure altogether. 6. Information on culprit: familiarity of culprit; number of culprits; previous convictions of culprit; presence of an excerpt from the criminal records in the file; evaluation of action as intent or negligence; type of participation in action. 7. Information on completion of the procedure by the government office for fines: termination of procedure by the government office for fines; forwarding to another government office or the prosecuting attorney; notification of fine and amount of fine; objection against notification of fine. 8. Information on completion of the procedure by the court: type of judicial completion procedure; termination of procedure by the court; type of judgement or resolution; amount of fines; relationship of judgement to request of prosecuting attorney; appeals lodged after judgement pronounced; decision of the second court; lawyer participation during the objection procedure by the accused. Demography: sex; marital status; year of birth; nationality; size of place of residence; occupation; occupational position; social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978 / 1981
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
  • Schleswig-Holstein (DE-SH)
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Cases of objection to infringements of law
Sampling
Simple random selection of samples gained from investigation files on environmental offenses in all prosecuting attorney´s offices of the six selected states
Collection Mode
  • Content analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Object
    Number of Units: 255
    Number of Variables: 156
Note
In the framework of the research project environmental crimes were also surveyed with a largely identical instrument. This data set is archived under ZA Study No. 1444. The survey of files took place between September 1984 and June 1985.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1443 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Rüther, Werner: Ursachen für den Anstieg polizeilich festgestellter Umweltschutzdelikte. Berlin: Schmidt 1986. (Umweltforschungsplan des Bundesministers des Innern, Berichte 2/86)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 78 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Rüther, Werner (1985): Umwelt-Delikte (Bußgeldsachen). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1443