criminal code

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A penal code ( StGB ) is a body of law that standardizes the substantive criminal law of a legal system and names behavior that is punishable by punishment as well as the degree of punishment . As a rule, each sovereign state has its own criminal code.

Criminal codes in German-speaking countries

Historical penal codes in German-speaking countries

German penal code from 1914

Criminal codes in non-German-speaking areas

Historical penal codes in non-German-speaking areas