Criminal law in Spain. Spanish criminal law
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Our commitment is to provide you with a fast and efficient defence and assistance as well as to guide you in exercising your rights should any problem arise. We deal with offences such as:
Crime against liberty: threats, coercion; crime against honour: slander, defamation; crime against property: theft, robbery; fraudulent acts: swindle, misappropriation; crime against family rights and duties, corporate crimes.
Spanish criminal law
Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It is the body of rules that defines conduct that is not allowed because it is held to threaten, harm or endanger the safety and welfare of people. Criminal law also sets out the punishment to be imposed on people who do not obey these laws.
Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution than in punishment.
Five goals of the Criminal law in Spain
Five objectives are widely accepted for enforcement of the criminal law by punishments:
Retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restitution.
Retribution – Criminals ought to suffer in some way. This is the most widely seen goal.
Deterrence – Individual deterrence is aimed toward the specific offender. The aim is to impose a sufficient penalty to discourage the offender from criminal behavior. General deterrence aims at society at large. By imposing a penalty on those who commit offenses, other individuals are discouraged from committing those offenses.
Incapacitation – Designed simply to keep criminals away from society so that the public is protected from their misconduct. This is often achieved through prison sentences today.
Rehabilitation – Aims at transforming an offender into a valuable member of society. Its primary goal is to prevent further offense by convincing the offender that their conduct was wrong.
Restitution – This is a victim-oriented theory of punishment. The goal is to repair, through state authority, any hurt inflicted on the victim by the offender.
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