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Ambivalenzen der Opferzuwendung des Strafrechts

Date: September 14 - 15, 2011

Convenors: Stephan Barton (Bielefeld), Ralf Kölbel (Bielefeld)

German criminal law has been restructured considerably over the past 25 years in order to better defend crime victims against criminal offences and the adverse consequences thereof. Although said development seems plausible at first sight, some argue it is a misleading justification technique. In the latter case, it is criticised that the program of victim protection primarily strives for the acceptance of a new criminal law which is characterized by punishment and exclusion. The workgroup evaluated the appropriateness of both adversarial approaches on the basis of an empirical and judicial inventory. Various scientific disciplines as well as practical legal perspectives were analysed. The debates were both lively and very productive. Whereas some group members stressed the need for more victim empowerment, other participants fear this might have an adverse impact on the structures of criminal processes. A main result of the controversies, however, was the insight all participants shared that legal reforms should avoid paternalistic victim support because of its negative effects.

Participants

Maren Adler (Bielefeld), Tiemo Augenstein (Bielefeld), Thorsten Berenbrink (Bielefeld), Angelika Benteler (Bad Lippspringe), Jennifer Berg (Bielefeld), Barbara Blum (Bielefeld), Detlev Otto Binder (Bielefeld), Stefanie Bock (Göttingen), Margarete Bökenkamp (Herford), Lena Bork (Bielefeld), Bernd Dimmek (Herne), Julia Dräger (Bielefeld), Carsten Ernst (Bielefeld), Lutz Eisel (Bochum), Karl Engels (Essen), Ruth Maria Fischer (Bremen), Sandra Fischer (Bielefeld), Thomas Fischer (Karlsruhe), Susanne Folkers (Bochum), Madeleine Freund (Bielefeld), Gisela Friedrichsen (Hamburg), Thomas Görgen (Münster), Werner Greve (Hildesheim), Andrea Groß-Bölting (Wuppertal), Frank Hatlé (Köln), Nico Herold (Bielefeld), Carl W. Heydenreich (Bonn), Matthias Hinghaus (Bielefeld), Kerstin Höltkemeyer-Schwick (Detmold), Silke Hüls (Bielefeld), Henning Jansen (Bielefeld), Fritz Jost (Bielefeld), Julia Juuls (Bielefeld), Onni Kipp (Bielefeld), Christa Kleinehagenbrock (Bielefeld), Alexander Klemme (Bielefeld), Stefan König (Berlin), Thomas König (Bielefeld), Reinhard Kollmeyer (Bielefeld), Ulrich Kraft (Bielefeld), Barbara Krahé (Potsdam), Guido Kröger (Berlin), Perdita Kröger (Berlin), Petra Ladenburger (Köln), Michael Lindemann (Düsseldorf), Edith Lunnebach (Köln), Andreas Maercker (Zürich), Erich Marks (Hannover), Kristina Merkel-Blumenthal (Hildesheim), Imke Möller (Bielefeld), Roswitha Möller-Piepenkötter (Mainz), Anna Catarina Müns (Bielefeld), Uwe Nelle-Cornelsen (Bielefeld), Ralf Neuhaus (Dortmund), Susanne Niemz (Wiebaden), Oliver Nißing (Bielefeld), Dagmar Oberlies (Frankfurt am Main), Heinz Offe (Bielefeld), Susanne Offe (Bielefeld), Christina Peterhanwahr (Bielefeld), Marco Plehn (Bielefeld), Christoph Podszun (Dortmund), Melanie Rosendahl (Bielefeld), Sabine Rückert (Hamburg), Wolfram Schädler (Karlsruhe), Viola Scharbius (Bielefeld), Georg Schulze (Bielefeld), Marianne Schwander (Bern), Johann Schwenn (Hamburg), Susanne Selter (Bielefeld), Heike Stark (Berlin), Wiebke Steffen (Heiligenberg), Wolfram Strauch (Aachen), Jochen Strauß (Düsseldorf), Torge Sulkiewicz (Bielefeld), Bettina Tanner (Luzern), Jochen Thielmann (Wuppertal), Oliver Tolmein (Hamburg), Bernhard Villmow (Hamburg), Jan Martin Vogt (Bielefeld), Renate Volbert (Berlin), Ulrike von Schnakenburg (Bielefeld), Johann Wegener (Bielefeld), Thomas Weigend (Köln), Bernhard Weiner (Meppen), Georg Zimmermann (Bielefeld)



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