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NCJ Number: 73452 Find in a Library
Title: Latin American Criminal Codes, Volume Three
Corporate Author: Universidad Catolica de la Plata
Instituto de Derecho Penal Comparado
Editor(s): R Levene; E R Zaffaroni
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 697
Sponsoring Agency: Editora E Impresora
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad Catolica de la Plata
La Plata, Argentina
Sale Source: Editora E Impresora
La Ley, S A
Tucuman 1471
Buenos Aires,
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina
Annotation: This volume is intended to aid as comparative analysis of Latin American criminal codes. It contains the full text of criminal codes in eight countries: Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Uruguay.
Abstract: This is volume three of a four-volume study of criminal legislation in Latin America. The entire study covers 21 countries. With some individual variations, the criminal laws and statutes for each country included offense classification and seriousness rankings; aggravating and extenuating circumstances in the commission of a criminal act (e.g., self-defense, defense of one's property, or of the lives and bodily integrity of others); and offender classification. Criteria for determining defendants' competency to stand trial are outlined in some codes, as are diminished or nonexistent criminal responsibility (e.g., for the mentally ill, physically handicapped, persons acting in a state of altered consciousness or intoxication), penalties, statute of limitations, and definitions of political crimes. The sections devoted to each country are preceded by a detailed table of contents. For the remaining volumes, see NCJ 73450-51 and 73453.
Index Term(s): Central America; Comparative analysis; Court information systems; Criminal codes; Full text; Latin America; Laws and Statutes; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Uruguay; Venezuela
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