DOES PENAL POPULISM EXIST IN BULGARIA? Cover Image
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СЪЩЕСТВУВА ЛИ НАКАЗАТЕЛЕН ПОПУЛИЗЪМ В БЪЛГАРИЯ?
DOES PENAL POPULISM EXIST IN BULGARIA?

Author(s): Delyana Doseva
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Law on Economics
Published by: Институт за държавата и правото - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Populism; penal populism; legislation; criminal policy; public opinion

Summary/Abstract: In recent years in Bulgaria there has been a tendency of spontaneous changes in the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, triggered by specific events that have received a wide public response. The report aims to present the long established in the Anglo-Saxon world concept of “penal populism”, the reasons for the occurrence of this phenomenon and to explore how relevant it is in Bulgaria.