Das Strafrecht des Großherzogtums Hessen im 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Reichsstrafgesetzbuch
[Penal Law in the Grand Duchy of Hesse in the 19th Century until the Reich Penal Code]
Series:Juristische Zeitgeschichte / Abteilung 3 46
- Offers a comprehensive overview of penal law history
- Examines critical debates during chamber deliberations
- Highlights select examples of the development of penal code norms
Aims and Scope
The evolution of penal law in the Grand Duchy of Hesse was influenced in the 19th century by Hesse’s incorporation of the region of Rhine-Hesse. The opportunity to adopt French legal texts played a central role. Deterred by the sense that the French penal code was too harsh, legislators decided against its adoption after years of discussion. Instead, they codified their own criminal code.