The Need of Introducing One or More Temporary Criminal Laws During the State of Emergency (or Alert)

Bogdan David
2020 Zenodo  
ABSTRACT: To ensure the stability of the social order during a special period generated by emergency situations such as various natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, wildfires), pandemics or states of war, the decision-makers of each state facing such situations of general crisis, should adopt attitudes embodied in special temporary laws to provide security to their citizens, knowing that, oftentimes, potential offenders take advantage of such situations, considering that the vigilance of the
more » ... he vigilance of the prosecution bodies is greatly diminished, their attention focusing on the situation(s) that generated the state of emergency so, consequently the commission of crimes is easier and difficult to ascertain and follow. In the present study, we propose the introduction of one or more temporary criminal laws to ensure, on one hand, the conversion of virtual judicial efficiency into a real efficiency based on criminal norms, and on the other hand, to create a preventive factor against the commission of crimes by supplementing the exigency of the criminal treatment towards the potential criminals. KEYWORDS: temporary criminal law, prevention, crime, delinquency, social stability
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3909974 fatcat:bs2mmzxyvrbulo6mdopav6tjpa