The Vagrancy Laws and the Equivalent Offenses in the Greek Legal System: Exploring the Justified Basis

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Εγκληματολογία
Library of the School of Law
Deposit date:
2018-05-07
Year:
2018
Author:
Felekea Sofia
Supervisors info:
Αντωνία Ιόλη Τζανετάκη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια του Τομέα Ποινικών Επιστημών του Εθνικού Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών
Original Title:
Τα αδικήματα της επαιτείας και της αλητείας – Νομοθεσία κατά των vagrants: Αναζήτηση της δικαιολογητικής τους βάσης
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The Vagrancy Laws and the Equivalent Offenses in the Greek Legal System: Exploring the Justified Basis
Summary:
The thesis of the paper at hand refers to the offenses of vagrancy-related criminal acts and the related to these acts legislation of the Common English Law which are called in the academic bibliography “Vagrancy Laws”. As far as the historical origin of these criminal-related legislation, it ushered in England around the mid-13th century, then they were legislated in the South States of the USA through the so called Black Code, which was a legislative way to regulate the emancipation and liberation of the African-Americans and, afterwards, the legislation evolved in the German Legal System at which time a plethora of citizens became unemployed due to the privatization of wood-lambers. In regard to the theory of the Vagrant-related Legislation that institutionalized at that time, there were three theories: the theory of Utilitarianism by Jeremy Bentham, the theory of the Broken Windows and the ensuing theory of Zero Tolerance by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling and, last, the theory of Institution of Punishment and the different Forms of Criminal Penalties by Rusche and Kirchheimer. The reason for which this Legislation is the main topic of the analysis relates to the regulation of socially pathological behavior which is manifested by outcast people with no financial background without necessarily offending a particular Legal Right, however the State wanted to deal with this particular section through the Penal Code.
Main subject category:
Law and Legislation
Other subject categories:
Criminal Law
Criminology /Penology (Criminology -Corrections, Criminalistics)
Keywords:
vagrancy law, vagrants, vagabonds, vagrant contractor
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
25
Number of pages:
136
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