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Service For Community – A Penal Sanction For The Future


  • Nelu Dorinel POPA

    () (PhD. Student in Penal Law, The Legal Research Institute of Romanian Academy, Romania)


Community service is the subject of numerous discussions and controversies in the penal doctrine, especially when it is regarded as an alternative to imprisonment. The article focuses on the evolution in time of this type of punishment, the way of regulation in the national legislation and that of other European states, and it also brings up opposing provisions from several documents adopted by national and international organizations which contain such regulations. There are several advantages grated by this type of punishment for all the participants in the justice process, that is, the criminal, the state, the prejudiced part, the judiciary body and those that supervise the serving of the sentence.

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  • Nelu Dorinel POPA, 2009. "Service For Community – A Penal Sanction For The Future," Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, Petru Maior University, Faculty of Economics Law and Administrative Sciences and Pro Iure Foundation, vol. 39, pages 153-171, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pmu:cjurid:v:39:y:2009:p:153-171

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    1. William D. Nordhaus, 1975. "The Political Business Cycle," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 42(2), pages 169-190.
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    community service; alternative to imprisonment; labor as general interest; main punishment; punishment substitute;

    JEL classification:

    • K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law
    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process


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