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O kazni zatvora u srpskom krivičnom pravu
About Imprisonment in Serbian Criminal Law

Author(s): Ivan Đokić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Criminology, Penal Policy
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Republic of Serbia; Imprisonment; Law; Sanctions;

Summary/Abstract: The efforts of contemporary crime policy to find adequate alternatives for imprisonment were also expressed in the new Serbian Criminal Code, by stipulating two new sanctions (community service and license suspension) which has enriched the system of criminal sanctions. However, the sanction of deprivation of liberty is still the most important criminal sanction. Criminal Code stipulates that an imprisonment sanction cannot be shorter than thirty days nor longer than twenty years, but the most serious crimes can be sanctioned by imprisonment of thirty to forty years. A sanction of life imprisonment, which exists in many countries, which is in Serbian literature judged as inhuman, is not seriously contemplated. The amendments to the Criminal Code in 2009. provide the new modality of imprisonment, house arrest.

  • Issue Year: 4/2013
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 47-55
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian