Los problemas de una política criminal de lucha contra la corrupción política mediante el castigo del abuso de la función. ¿Una estrategia exclusivamente uruguaya?

Translated title of the contribution: The problems of a criminal policy of fighting political corruption by punishing abuse of authority. An Exclusively Uruguayan Strategy?

Pablo Galain Palermo

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Abstract

Corruption is a cross-cutting problem that affects the daily life of citizens, their relationship with public institutions and the quality of the rule of law. The law as a tool of formal control is obliged intervenes from a normative an operational perspective social problem. Regarding the Uruguayan legal system, this article identifies two problems related to the preventive function of corruption. On one hand, Uruguayan criminal law is limited to prohibiting only the corruption of public officials and, on the other hand, the administration of justice focuses on the prosecution of public servants in the performance of their duties. We argue that this criminal policy is deficient because the apparently criminal acts related to the problem of corruption would allow deeper inquiries to get to know the causes, relationships, intervening parties, connections, modes of conduct and consequences of such corrupt activities.

Translated title of the contributionThe problems of a criminal policy of fighting political corruption by punishing abuse of authority. An Exclusively Uruguayan Strategy?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)745-773
Number of pages29
JournalPolitica Criminal
Volume16
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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