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NCJ Number: 41942 Find in a Library
Title: FINLAND - PETTY AND ORDINARY ASSAULTS
Author(s): J KEKKONEN
Corporate Author: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos
Finland
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos
00531 Helsinki, Finland
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: Finnish
Country: Finland
Annotation: REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF A STUDY OF THE NECESSITY OF A REFORM OF THE LAW DEALING WITH ASSAULT IN FINLAND, WHICH RECLASSIFIED SOME INSTANCES OF PETTY ASSAULT TO ORDINARY ASSAULT.
Abstract: ORDINARY ASSAULT CARRIES A HARSHER PENALTY THAN DOES PETTY ASSAULT. DATA FROM THE RECORDS OF TWO COURTS OF ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WERE EXAMINED FOR THE YEAR 1973 TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE TO WHICH THERE WERE ASSAULTS MEETING THE DEFINITION IN THE NEW STATUTE, BUT IN WHICH NO ACTUAL INJURY OCCURRED. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT SUCH ASSAULTS WERE UNCOMMON. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE NEW STATUTE WOULD NOT BE WIDELY USED. --IN FINNISH.SUMMARY IN ENGLISH...EB
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Finland; Law reform; Studies
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