Criminal Law Review Biannual judicial doctrine and case-law publication published by Romanian Association of Penal Sciences and Universul Juridic Publishing House ISSN 2248–0528
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Introductory comparative study on the 2009 Romanian New Criminal Code and the previous Romanian Criminal Code

Constantin Duvac



In this study, the author presents first the main reasons that led to the development of the 2009 Criminal Code and the objectives pursued by its wording.
Subsequently, the author presents the main novelties brought by the regulations contained in the General Part and the Special Part of the new Criminal Code.

Presentation of the characteristic features and innovations introduced by the 2009 Criminal Code compared to the Criminal Code of 1969 is achieved whilst revealing both the merits and some shortcomings of the new criminal law. These explanations are accompanied by numerous examples, own ideas and suggestions to improve the texts analyzed (de lege ferenda proposals).

In a final section, the author presents his own conclusions drawn in relation to the study of the new Criminal Code.