The KrimZ is a contracting party of the German Judicial Information System (JURIS), former hosted by the Federal Ministry of Justice. Among other services, JURIS offers extracts, summaries and annotations on jurisdiction in all fields. It contributes to a special judicial article database mainly by in-depth abstracts which are in accordance with German DIN (National Standards Organization). Selected data from this database are edited and finally processed into the criminological KrimZ database (KrimLit).