Date of Award
Dr. Eric Jepsen
Dr. Istvan Gombocz
Mr. Thomas Horton
Law, United States, Germany, Speech, Incitement, Violence
The following contents provide a comprehensive legal background to the incitement to violence exception to freedom of speech in the United States. Following this discussion, this paper compares general German legal doctrine and codes regarding incitement to violence to their American counterparts. This paper was first written in German with the intention of informing a German audience on this specific topic. The original paper has been translated to English with an additional appendix that recommends simple policy changes to the current status for an American audience.
Metzger, Gabrielle, "The Development of Incitement to Violence Regarding Freedom of Speech in America with a Short Comparison to Germany's Corresponding Development" (2018). Honors Thesis. 23.