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Criminal Law in Hungary, Second Edition by Krisztina Karsai, Zsolt Szomora

Criminal Law in Hungary, Second Edition

By Krisztina Karsai, Zsolt Szomora


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Hungary. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system.

Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with Hungary. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.

Pages 248
Publish Date 11/23/2015
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041166425
SKU 10057890-0001
Table of Contents
The Authors.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Part I. Substantive Criminal Law.

Chapter 1. General Principles.

Chapter 2. Scope of Application of Criminal Statutes.

Chapter 3. General Principles of Criminal Liability.

Chapter 4. Justification, Excuse and Other Grounds for Impunity.

Chapter 5. Inchoate Offences, Parties to Criminal Offences.

Chapter 6. Classification and Survey of Criminal Offences.

Chapter 7. The Sanctioning System.

Part II. Criminal Procedure.

Chapter 1. Principles, Institutions, Stages.

Chapter 2. Powers, Rights and Duties in the Pre-trial Proceedings.

Chapter 3. The Trial.

Part III. Execution and Extinction of Sanctions.

Chapter 1. Sources of Penitentiary Law and Nature of Regulations.

Chapter 2. General Principles Concerning the Execution of Penalties and Preventive Measures.

Chapter 3. The Prison System.

Chapter 4. Extinction of Sanctions or Sentences.

General Conclusion.

Selected Bibliography.