Sanction options under German criminal law


In the fifth episode of our English series our guest on the podcast is Mirjam Hannah Steinfeld. Today’s topic is sanctions options according to the German criminal code. In this episode, they address the possibilities of punishment of natural persons. After an overview of sentencing options in general, they go into the details of the German fine system and especially address imprisonment as a sentencing option. They go into the reality of the custodial sentences and the probation system. Dr Rosinus explains the possibility to combine the different punishment options which is common in white collar crime. In addition, they point out different aspects which are relevant for the judge for sentencing. Mrs. Steinfeld explains the opportunity of an early release and special conditions that apply to foreigners. Besides that, they talk about the additional measures, which may be imposed after a criminal conviction. Dr Rosinus in dialogue with: Mirjam Hannah Steinfeld, MBA, CFE is a lawyer and qualified specialist for criminal law. She works in-house at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and as an attorney, including as Of Counsel at Rosinus | Partner. She advises companies and individuals on all aspects of white-collar crime law. Mirjam Hannah Steinfeld can be reached by email at or by phone at 069 87403060.

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