Definition of Offence

Definition of Offence in Europe

Definition of Offence in Germany

Provisions relating to definition of offence in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Two the Offenceunder the Second Title, Attempt,” located in Section 22 Definition, which reads: A person attempts to commit an offence if he takes steps which will immediately lead to the completion of the offence as envisaged by him.

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering definition of offence and related issues, here. For details on the German legal system, please see here.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to definition of offence is current as of 2010

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