Environmental Offenses (Crimes)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rüther, Werner (Forschungsgruppe Umweltstrafrecht, Kriminologisches Seminar der Universität Bonn)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Umweltstrafrecht, Kriminologisches Seminar der Universitaet Bonn (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
  • Abstract

    Content analysis of files of environmental criminal proceedings of the prosecuting attorney´s office. Topics: The survey form for the content analysis encoding of the files is largely identical to the instrument used in ZA Study No. 1443. The differences relate only to the fact that the investigations and completion of procedure were not conducted by the government office for fines but by the prosecuting attorney´s office. 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
Investigation files on environmental offenses of all prosecuting attorney´s offices of the six selected states
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Content analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 1076
    Number of Variables: 190
The original 25-percent random sample drawn with the help of the lottery drum procedure still contained 255 cases of objection to infringement of law which however were later extracted. On this see ZA Study No. 1443. The survey of files took place between September 1984 and June 1985.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1444 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rüther, Werner: Ursachen für den Anstieg polizeilich festgestellter Umweltschutzdelikte. Berlin: Schmidt 1986. (Umweltforschungsplan des Bundesministers des Innern, Berichte 2/86)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22