In the risk society should criminal law always be a liberal criminal law, which respects the subjectivity and freedom of the individual and allows the individual the space, even in the risk situation, the decisions to take action. Only the perpetrator who acts with the sure awareness and will to rule the violation of the legal asset, is punished as intentional. Based on this, the so-called endangering intention can be such an intention, which presupposes knowledge and willingness to take concrete risks. Likewise, the intention to arson is legitimate if it is an intention to concrete endangerment of the life and body of an individual. The definition of the purpose of the intention to arson, which has been established by case-law, is therefore misleading.