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The Greek Penal Code, law 1492 of 1950 in conjunction with presidential decree 283 of 1985 as of 28 February 2017, English translation by Vasiliki Chalkiadaki, Emmanouil Billis ; introduction by Emmanouil Billis ; edited by Emmanouil Billis

Since the entry into force of the Greek Penal Code in 1951, the basic principles governing the substantive criminal law and the provisions on the general structure of the criminal offence have remained for the most part unaltered. Changes in the general part of the Penal Code have focused mainly on the sentencing provisions, the execution of punishments, and the rules referring to juvenile offenders. The special part of the Code, however, which consists of the individual definitions of criminal offences, has been widely amended several times. Efforts have always been made to adapt the law to modern socio-ethical, political, economic, and international developments, particularly in the fields of terrorism and corruption, as well as organized, white-collar, and sexual crime. This translation covers all the revisions and amendments of the last 35 years. The present volume also includes a systematic introduction to the basic characteristics and fundamental principles of criminal law and the Penal Code of Greece. As such, it is an indispensable resource for legal professionals, comparatists, and international scholars interested in the Greek criminal justice system
Physical Description
xii, 237 p. ;, 23 cm

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