Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Legal reality and efficiency of wiretapping, surveillance and other covert investigation measures

Dorsch, Claudia; Krüpe-Gescher, Christiane; Albrecht, Hans-Jörg

Kriminologie (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht)
MPI für ausländ. und internat. Strafrecht, Freiburg

The surveillance of telecommunication, i.e. wiretapping (Articles 100a and 100b of the German Code of Criminal Procedure [StPO]), is one of the most important covert investigation methods. Along with acoustic surveillance of private premises (Article 100c I, No. 3 StPO), it was the subject of a study evaluating 611 criminal proceedings filed in 1998 and surveys of some 6,000 practitioners.

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