There is a growing concern about the rising crime in the Federal Republic of Germany. The intention of the film is to discover the connections and motives and the social stratification of the perpetrators. Are the people, who become delinquent straight up criminal or are they simply misguided by the environment? Possible explanation for the rise of criminal activities is the increased prosperity of society and the lack of positive role models.

Scenes from the German nightlife: Dancing people, fights, cars filled with valuables.

Video details:

Period: 1966
Resolution: SD
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Original sound: yes
Colour: no
Source: rbb – from “Verbrechen in der Wohlstandsgesellschaft”, 27.02.1966