A Modern Treatise on the Principle of Legality in Criminal Law
2010, XVII, 199 p.
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A scientific treatise on one of the principle of legality in criminal law
Written in a practical style with detailed references along the text
Contains definite rules emphasized for practitioners (attorneys, judges, lawyers) as well as for students, lecturers and researchers
Includes comparative criminal law
This book discusses legality, one of the four main principles of criminal law, and is divided into six parts, according to the scientific understanding of this key concept. Chapter 1 explores the relation between legality and the general theory of criminal law in the context of the structure and development of legality in human society. This chapter also outlines the four secondary principles of legality and describes them in general terms. Chapters 2-5 discuss in detail each of the four secondary principles (Legitimate Sources of the Criminal Norm; Applicability of the Criminal Norm in Time; Applicability of the Criminal Norm in Place; and Interpretation of the Criminal Norm). Finally, Chapter 6 rounds out the discussion by addressing the problem of the conflict of laws.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Applicability in place - Applicability in time - Criminal law - Interpretation in criminal law - Principle of legality - interpretation
The Meaning and Structure of the Principle of Legality in Criminal Law.- The Legitimate Sources of the Criminal Norm.- Applicability of the Criminal Norm in Time.- The Applicability of the Criminal Norm in Place.- Interpretation of the Criminal Norm.- The Conflict of Laws Within the Conflicts of Laws in the Principle of Legality.