Epidemiology and prosecution of sexual violence against women in Germany

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dc.contributor.authorHellmann, Deborah F.
dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:06:44Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:06:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn00269301
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7527-
dc.description.abstractSexual victimizations are associated with severe consequences for the victims. Additionally, there is a risk of secondary victimization as well as consequences thereof, that can (in)directly result from a penal procedure and its outcome among others. According to research by the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Germany, the prevalence of sexual violence against women in Germany has almost halved from 1992 to 2011. However, only about one in five cases of sexual violence is made known to law enforcement agencies. Those cases, in turn, that are made known to the authorities are associated with particularly severe consequences. Data from police crime statistics and criminal prosecution statistics on the one hand indicate an increased reporting of cases of sexual violence. On the other hand, those data reveal a decline in the conviction rates in the same time period. Furthermore, according to the criminal prosecution statistics considerable regional differences of conviction rates occurred in a nationwide comparison that need to be explained. In this paper, possible causes for the presented results are described and open questions as well as possible solutions are discussed.
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dc.publisherCARL HEYMANNS VERLAG KG
dc.relation.ispartofMONATSSCHRIFT FUR KRIMINOLOGIE UND STRAFRECHTSREFORM
dc.subject(sic) 177 StGB
dc.subjectcriminal prosecution statistic
dc.subjectCriminology & Penology
dc.subjectpolice crime statistics
dc.subjectprosecution of rape
dc.subjectRAPE
dc.subjectSexual violence against women
dc.titleEpidemiology and prosecution of sexual violence against women in Germany
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/mks-2015-980604
dc.identifier.isiISI:000372773200004
dc.description.volume98
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.startpage527
dc.description.endpage542
dc.publisher.placeGEREONSTR 18-32, W-5000 COLOGNE, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationMonatssc. Kriminol. Strafrechtsreform
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