1. Introduction -- 2. The German People's Police -- 3. The Ministry for State Security -- 4. The End of an Era -- 5. The Gentle Revolution -- 6. Slaying the Dragon -- 7. Reorienting the People's Police -- 8. The Dissolution of the GDR.
This is the first book-length study of criminal justice in the German Democratic Republic. Based on first-hand research conducted since 1985, the case study shows how principles of criminal justice and methods of governance have changed since 1989.