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Instrumentell oder expressiv? Zu den Bestimmungsfaktoren individueller Straflust

Instrumental or expressive? Factors of individual punitivity
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Hirtenlehner, Helmut

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Abstract 'Warum Buerger harte Strafen befuerworten, wird kontrovers diskutiert. Sozialwissenschaftliche Erklaerungsbemuehungen richten den Fokus meist auf soziale Aengste, kriminalitaetsbezogene Ueberzeugungen und allgemeine Einstellungen der Menschen. Im vorliegenden Artikel wird zunaechst ein integratives Erklaerungsmodell entwickelt, welches das komplexe Zusammenwirken von Modernisierungsaengsten, Verbrechensfurcht und autoritaeren Standpunkten bei der Produktion gehobener Strafbeduerfnisse repraesentiert. Dieses Modell wird anhand von Befragungsdaten empirisch geprueft. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass ein diffuses Unbehagen an sich wandelnden sozialen Verhaeltnissen zwar des Trichters kriminalitaetsnaeherer Ueberzeugungen bedarf, um in Straflust zu muenden, diesbezueglich dienliche Einstellungen aber auch selbst hervorbringt.' (Autorenreferat)

'Why people support harsh punishment has been the subject of great controversy. Attempts at explanation within the social sciences focus on social anxieties, crime-related beliefs and general attitudes of the citizens. In the course of this article, an integrated explanation model is developed which depicts the complex interplay of anxieties about modernization, fear of crime and authoritarian positions in the production of punitive attitudes. This model is tested empirically with survey data from Austria. The results show that wider concerns about social change require a set of beliefs more closely related to crime to end in public support for punishment, but that the same abstract anxieties also bring about attitudes conducive to that.' (author's abstract)|
Keywords anxiety; attitude; authoritarianism; penalty; death penalty; penalty assessment; criminality; Austria; citizen; punitivity
Classification Judiciary; Criminal Sociology, Sociology of Law
Method empirical; quantitative empirical; basic research; development of methods
Document language German
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 192-224
Journal Soziale Probleme, 21 (2010) 2
ISSN 0939-608X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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