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Does the way forward today have to be criminal law, especially for crimes within the family?

Published: Ιαν 15, 2023
Criminal Law; hypercriminalization; family; domestic violence; Family Criminal Law.
Alexandra Vilela

Nowadays, when we see a constant recourse to Criminal Law, almost in all areas of human activity, it's necessary to examine what is happening in the micro-community cell that family is. We study the particular case of domestic violence, the evolution of the concept of family and whether Criminal Law is useful or not within the family. There is also a brief reflection on the need for a new concept of family and, therefore, a reform in society.

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