Ancillary criminal law
Ancillary criminal law includes all criminal norms that are not contained in the penal code (core criminal law) but in other legal norms (laws, but also ordinances with criminal penalties).
These norms could then be referred to as subsidiary laws , even if this is a rather unusual terminology. While the term ancillary criminal law refers to a certain legal matter, an ancillary penalty is the possible legal consequence of a criminal offense (in addition to the main penalty ). Often, the penal provisions also appear only as a secondary aspect in the law (for example in the Commercial Code or the Road Traffic Act). There is also a small group of laws that contain only penal provisions. The Youth Courts Act plays a special role ; it deals with 14 to 21-year-olds, but also includes positions under social law. The general part of the Criminal Code (StGB) with its general criminal law provisions and definitions is applicable to the norms of ancillary criminal law, unless the individual issue is regulated separately in the respective ancillary criminal law norms by means of special provisions.
Ancillary criminal law in Germany
The following excerpt from the ancillary criminal law is not exhaustive, but lists the most important provisions under ancillary criminal law.
- Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection : Penalty and fine threats in ancillary criminal law . As of January 1, 2018.
- Georg Erbs, Max Kohlhaas, Friedrich Ambs: Criminal law ancillary laws with penal and fine regulations of commercial and administrative law . ISBN 3-406-53894-0 . Loose-leaf work, four volumes; largely documents the norms of ancillary criminal law.
- Marcel Niggli (ed.): The Swiss criminal law. All federal decrees on competence, organization, process, enforcement, legal assistance and all additional criminal law. Orell Füssli, Zurich 2001, ISBN 978-3-280-07008-6 .