PUNISHING OF LEGAL ENTITIES UNDER THE SLOVAK CRIMINAL LAW

Jaroslav Klátik

Abstract


Relatively wide-ranging debate about implementing the introduction of criminal liability of legal persons in Slovak, but also in Czech legal system has been going on since the end of the year 1990, and however this discussion does not stop, which is benefit to criminal jurisprudence. Author in his article interprets this aspect positively and assesses that it is important above all to look for leading arguments and needs of application praxis that would require implementation of criminal liability of legal persons. It characterizes possible accordance of individual criminal responsibility with criminal liability of legal persons. In article author drafted also possible worries of its implementation, mostly if it deals with criminalization of business environment within competitive fight and security of third persons.

 

 

Keywords


individual criminal responsibility, criminal responsibility of legal persons, collective responsibility, identification theory, statutory penalty, sanction, inflictionnuisance fine, administrative liability,organizational fault

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