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Criminalitatea legată de situația politică din România în perioada pandemiei
Crime Related to the Political Situation in Romania During the Pandemic

Author(s): Tiberiu Viorel POPESCU
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Public Law, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: law; criminology; social reaction; coronavirus; public policy;
Summary/Abstract: The multidimensional health crisis that broke out in late 2019 and early 2020, amid the transition from the epidemic of Sars-CoV -2 virus that initially appeared in China, to the pandemic generated by the same virus, had multiple implications in almost all areas of activity. The restriction of citizens' rights and freedoms has had profound economic implications, upsetting the social and legal order. The effects of coronavirus disease (COVID 19) caused by the virus, materialized in the overcrowding of health facilities, overwork of medical staff, the suffering of those who contracted the disease or loss of life, did not prevent some citizens from denying the danger, often generating riots against protection measures. initiated at the level of all states of the world. In Romania, as in most countries of the world, restrictive measures have been imposed to prevent the spread of the virus, measures to support the affected sectors of activity, but also measures to adapt activities to the new epidemiological context, such as teleworking, where this was possible, or online school. The procedures by which state bodies have implemented measures to limit the spread of the virus and the way in which the social reaction against the measures ordered by the State, viewed from a criminological perspective, can be briefly analyzed in terms of political crime, this being a type of crime widely debated in the literature.

  • Page Range: 323-328
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Romanian