«L'eccezione permanente».Spunti per una riflessione sui caratteri costitutivi dell'ordinamento penale napoleonico

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] «The permanent exception». Points for a reflection on the constitutive characteristics of the Napoleonic penal system

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Abstract

This study investigates the Napoleonic legal system with particular reference to criminal law. The study of authorities shows that it is not historically correct to look at the criminal code only, as if it could be considered the only relevant feature in Napoleonic criminal law. The legal system encompassed several repression levels, designed to further expand the already powerful punitive action; this purposefully disrupted the guarantees enshrined in the criminal code and criminal procedure code. Reference is to Special Courts, established in 1801 and later integrated into the “Code d’instruction criminelle”in 1808/11, and to administrative detention (which has been correctly deemed as a return to “lettres de cachets”), introduced with a decree in 1810, “à pas de loups”, as the French would say.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] «The permanent exception». Points for a reflection on the constitutive characteristics of the Napoleonic penal system
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationStudi in onore di Mario Romano
EditorsGABRIO FORTI, MARTA BERTOLINO, LUCIANO EUSEBI
Pages2933-2964
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Code pénal of 1810
  • Napoleonic criminal law
  • Ordinamento penale napoleonico
  • Strategia repressiva di Napoleone
  • criminal law in France (1801-1811)

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