Political Criminal Law (until 1968)

Substantial provisions of the Reich Criminal Code were amended by the NS regime, primarily for ideological reasons. Following the regime's downfall, criminal law had to be cleansed of these denatured provisions. This was accomplished partially by the Allied Control Council (ACC Law no. 1) and partially by the 3rd Act to Reform the Criminal Code of 1953. Within the framework of the comprehensive reform efforts which began in the 1950s, some parts of the Criminal Code were amended substantially until the mid-1970s. This project focuses on the FMJ's contribution to the reform of the Criminal Code, with an emphasis on political criminal law (sections 80-109k StGB).