Günter Jerouschek

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Günter Jerouschek (born May 30, 1950 in Göppingen ) is a German lawyer and psychoanalyst .

Jerouschek studied history , German and psychology at the universities of Tübingen and Freiburg , and then also law . In 1986, he was at Karl Kroeschell and Albin Eser with a thesis on the history of the prohibition of abortion to Dr. iur. and in 1988 at the University of Hanover for Dr. phil. (Psychology) PhD. In 1991 he received his habilitation in law at the University of Hanover.

Since 1997 he has been Professor of Criminal Law , Criminal Procedure Law and the History of Criminal Law at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . Jerouschek has been retired since October 1st, 2015.

His most important works include a commentary on the Psychotherapists Act (Beck 2004), a co-authorship of a plan of the history of criminal law (JuS series of publications, vol. 73), the (co-) editing of a current facsimile edition of the witch's hammer ( malleus maleficarum ) and numerous publications on Witch hunt .

Jerouschek received an honorary doctorate from the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest in June 2007 .


  • Protection of life and the beginning of life. Cultural history of the ban on abortion (= Medicine in Law and Ethics , Volume 17). Enke, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-432-97051-X ; Edition diskord, Tübingen 2002, ISBN 3-89295-724-X (Dissertation University of Freiburg im Breisgau 1986, 331 pages, 23 cm).
  • The "Nuremberg Hexenhammer". The "Malleus Maleficarum" and its German-language adaptation by the author Heinrich Kramer OP from 1491. A contribution to the psychological history of the witch persecution. Hanover 1988, DNB 890631123 (Dissertation University of Hanover 1988, 2 microfiches: 24x, micro-reproduction of a manuscript, 162 sheets with illustrations).
  • The witches and their trial using the example of the witch persecution in the imperial city of Esslingen. Beyond the guilt principle: On the “birth” of criminal procedural rationality from the spirit of “madness” (= Esslinger Studien ; Volume 11), Stadtarchiv, Esslingen 1992, DNB 942177045 (Habilitation University Hanover 1991, under the title: Die Hexen und Ihr Prozess. Die Witch hunt in the imperial city of Esslingen, 6 microfiches: 24x).
  • (Ed.): Nürnberger Hexenhammer 1491. Olms, Hildesheim / Zurich / New York, NY 1992, ISBN 3-487-09380-4 .
  • (Ed.): Malleus maleficarum 1487. With bull and approbation. Olms, Hildesheim / Zurich / New York 1992, ISBN 3-487-09379-0
  • with Arno Sames (ed.): Enlightenment and renewal. Contributions to the history of the University of Halle in the first century of its existence (1694 - 1806). Dausien, Hanau / Halle 1994, ISBN 3-7684-6425-3
  • with Inge Marßolek & Hedwig Röckelein : Denunciation. Historical, legal and psychological aspects. Edition diskord, Tübingen 1997, ISBN 3-89295-616-2
  • with Wolfgang Behringer (ed.): Der Hexenhammer. Malleus maleficarum. dtv, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-423-30780-3
  • with Wolfgang Schild & Walter Gropp (eds.): Benedict Carpzov. New perspectives on a controversial Saxon lawyer. Edition diskord, Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-89295-695-2
  • with Hinrich Rüping (Ed.): “Out of love for justice and for common good will”. Historical contributions to law enforcement. Edition diskord, Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-89295-685-5
  • with Hinrich Rüping: Outline of the history of criminal law. 4th completely revised edition Beck, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-406-49878-7 ; 6. completely redesigned. Edition ibid. 2011, ISBN 978-3-406-62689-0
  • (Ed.): Psychotherapists Act. PsychThG. Law on the Professions of Psychological Psychotherapist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, amending Book Five of the Social Code and other laws. Comment. Beck, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-406-50209-1
  • "But he, tell him he can lick my ass". Psychoanalytical reflections on a formula of shame and its history. Psychosozial-Verlag, Giessen 2005, ISBN 3-89806-483-2
  • with Hinrich Rüping & Barna Mezey (eds.): Prosecution and Staatsraison. German-Hungarian contributions to the history of criminal law. Psychosozial-Verlag, Giessen 2009, ISBN 978-3-89806-790-4

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