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Gang Definition in Isrd-2: Possibility in Revising a Methodological Research Tool of Eurogang

Eva Moravcová, from the Charles University in Prague, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Criminological Theory, Research and Education,” under the title “Gang Definition in Isrd-2: Possibility in Revising a Methodological Research Tool of Eurogang”. Here is the abstract: The paper examines the method of operationalisation of the gang definition in ISRD-2 and proposes a possibility of its revision. The new delinquency indicator is created to replace original questions verifying a delinquent character of a gang and allow us to divide data into two analyzed groups of respondents: gang members and potential gang members. Subsequent searching for factors that predict gang membership and discriminate between the analyzed groups could be starting point in enlarging gang definition, but also a challenge for detailed analysis of selected countries and its potential clustering.

Handling on a Commercial Basis or as a Member of a Gang in Germany

Provisions relating to handling on a commercial basis or as a member of a gang in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-one, under the heading “Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods,” located in Section 260 Handling on a commercial basis or as a member of a gang, which reads: (1) Whosoever handles stolen goods 1. on a commercial basis; or 2. as a member of a gang whose purpose is the continued commission of robbery, theft or handling stolen goods shall be liable to imprisonment from six months to ten years. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) In cases under subsection (1) No 2 above, section 43a and section73d shall apply. Section 73d shall also apply in cases under subsection (1) No 1 above.

Commercial Handling as a Member of a Gang in Germany

Provisions relating to commercial handling as a member of a gang in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-one, under the heading “Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods,” located in Section 260a Commercial handling as a member of a gang, which reads: (1) Whosoever on a commercial basis handles stolen goods as a member of a gang, whose purpose is the continued commission of robbery, theft or handling stolen goods shall be liable to imprisonment from one to ten years. (2) In less serious cases the penalty shall be imprisonment from six months to five years. (3) Section 43a and section73d shall apply.

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Notes

  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to commercial handling as a member of a gang is current as of 2010

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Notes

  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to handling on a commercial basis or as a member of a gang is current as of 2010

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Further Reading

  • “Gang Definition in Isrd-2: Possibility in Revising a Methodological Research Tool of Eurogang”, by Eva Moravcová (Proceedings)

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