Federal Ministry of Justice
Provides detailed descriptions of the structure and functions of the Ministry. Also includes numerous PDF reports concerning criminal justice topics relevant to the Ministry. In English and German.
Ministry of the Interior - Baden-Wurttemberg
Official site of the Ministry of the Interior for Baden-Wurttemberg. In German.
Ministry of the Justice - Bavaria
Official site of the Ministry of the Justice for Bavaria. In German.
Ministry of the Justice - Brandenburg
Official site of the Ministry of the Justice for Brandenburg, with additional information on In German.
European Monitoring Centre of Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
The EMCDDA country overview provides a structure synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Germany.Institute für Therapieforschung
information regarding the use, misuse and abuse of licit and illicit
drugs in Germany, including the prevalence of its use and deaths
resulting from use. Also available in English.
Hauptstelle Gegen die Suchtgefahren (in German)
Supplies detailed information about the use of alcohol, marijuana, cocain, amphetamines and heroin in Germany and how trends in the uses of these drugs have changed over the past couple of years. Also available in Spanish and English.
Site provides information on youth-related legislation, programs and policies. Also provides publications on research funded by the Ministry. German only.
(Federal Supreme Court)
Provides a description of the Court and its organization. In German.
Provides information as to the form and function of the Court and provides links to decisions and other German institutions. In English and German.
Guide to Law Online, Germany
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
German Criminal Code
This link provides an English translation of the German Criminal Code, as amended on November, 5, 2008.
Site provides information about the form and function of the BKA. Also provided are searches, reports and statistics, crime sciences, information about training and jobs and links. In English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
Portal to Official Websites of German Police Departments
This site provides links to all major German police departments. In German.
The German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK) is a service and information agency aimed at preventing crime. Site provides information on crime prevention in Germany, as well as links to other criminal justice and research organizations. Available in German and English.Institut für Kriminologie- Universität Tübingen (in German)
Links to crime and justice related pages. Includes online journals, databanks, texts, etc. In German only.
Forschunginstitut Niedersachsen e.V.
The Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony is an independent and interdisciplinary research institution. The aim of the institute is to carry out and promote practice-oriented criminological research. KFN's research reports are available on-line.
Zentralstelle (Center for Criminology)
Contains information about research in criminology in Germany. Gives a background of the Center in German and English and details projects that are underway (in German) in addition to including abstracts of publications that can be purchased (in German).
Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales
(Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law)
and background information regarding the Institute. German and English.