Eser, A., & Thormundsson, J. (Eds.). (1989). Old ways and new needs in criminal legislation : documentation of a German-Icelandic Colloquium on the Development of Penal Law in General and Economic Crime in Particular (Vol. S 16) Beiträge und Materialien aus dem Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht. Freiburg i. Br.: edition iuscrim.
This volume contains contributions to a German-Icelandic Criminal Law Symposium on "Penal and Alternative Control of Economic Crime", held on August 10-14, 1987 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The Symposium as well as the papers published here roughly consist of three parts: The first part is designed to give a general idea of how the criminal law in the two countries has developed. Then, with special attention to "new needs" in criminal legislation, the second part of the Symposium turns to economic crime, starting with a comprehensive report on the reform of the economic criminal law in the Federal Republic of Germany and a survey of the criminal liability for economic crimes in business activities of corporate entities in Icelandic and other Nordic laws, with special attention to problems of mens rea and nullum crimen sine lege. In a criminological perspective the special structure of economic crime and the needs and difficulties of its control by criminal law, as experienced in Germany is analyzed. Special aspects of investigation in the field of economic crime are dealt with from the perspective of the Icelandic criminal police. The special problem of how to control corporate entities and their organs stands in the centre of a further primarily legal analysis. In the third part the contributions deal with special types of economic crime, like computer and environmental offences and discuss national and international control as well as alternatives to punishments in this context.