Onore, reputazione e diritto penale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Honor, reputation and criminal law

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The concepts honor, reputation and human dignity are analyzed through a reconstruction of the historical evolution of the criminal cases protecting them and their doctrinal and jurisprudential interpretation. The analysis also extends to other offenses deemed to be particularly significant, such as the so-called delicate honoris causa, duel crimes and offenses. The goods of honor and reputation, thus reconstructed, also in relation to the fundamental right of each to their dignity, are therefore placed in comparison with their counterparts, and with the relative discipline of protection, in common law systems, in particular English and American, as well as with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in a political-criminal perspective of a possible reform of the current legislation and of the enhancement of the reputational element already present in the criminal sanction, in view of a better exploitation of its general and special preventive potential.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Honor, reputation and criminal law
Original languageItalian
Number of pages445
ISBN (Print)978-88-8311-807-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • contempt
  • criminal law
  • criminal policy
  • defamation
  • diffamazione
  • diritto penale
  • honor
  • libel
  • oltraggio
  • onore
  • pena
  • politica criminale
  • punishment
  • reputation
  • reputational sanction
  • reputazione
  • riservatezza
  • sanzione
  • shame
  • slander
  • vergogna


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