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Commentary: Right-Wing Extremism and Bias Crime in Germany

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal JusticeJournal abstract

Over the past several years, the number of right-wing extremist groups and violence has been increasing, especially since the reunification of Germany in 1990. Most of their members belong to a youth culture centered on racism, neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia. Using official data, this article discusses the nature and extent of right-wing extremism and bias crime in Germany. It also examines the response by the German government to prevent and control these groups. These include punitive and preventive measures.

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