Przestępstwa przeciwko życiu i zdrowiu w ujęciu nowego kodeksu karnego

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Crimes against life and health in the new criminal code


The solutions adopted in the new Criminal Code regarding crimes against life and health are different from their predecessors. The new Criminal Code is based on the concept of criminal liability rationalisation. Its objective is to eliminate excessively punitive provisions from criminal law. Such an approach resulted in the elimination of capital punishment and the alleviating punitive sanctions for many crimes. The new Code introduces new aggravated types of mansloughter. It also provides for a different, less severe, treatment of mansloughter in cases where victim is an infant. The Code leaves all other regulations pertaining to alleviated types of mansloughter without major amendments. The new Code changes the definition of bodily injury. It discontinues the differentiation between "medium" and "light" form of such an injury. The new regulation introduces a new form of the crime of exposing somebody to a lethal hazard. Infecting a person with HIV virus will now constitute a crime. In addition, the new Code amends some provisions pertaining to the already regulated crimes resulting from exposing somebody to a danger and a failure to help in hazardous circumstances. The solutions adopted by the new Criminal Code seem to deserve appreciation. However, excessive casuistry of the new regulation give rise to some criticism, especially when it would regard provisions pertaining to aggreviated forms of manslaughter.



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Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny, 59, 1997, z. 4, s. 11-23.



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Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
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