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The Rationality of Penal Legislative Activity as a Mechanism of Limiting State Punitive Power (La Racionalidad de la Actividad Legislativa Penal como Mecanismo de Contención del Poder Punitivo Estatal

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Gustavo Alberto Arocena

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Abstract

In this essay, the author analyses meticulously what he names “rule of rationality” in the activity of the State, in order to determine its implications with respect to punitive power. With this purpose in mind, the author studies the concept of “criminal rationality” of the State in relation with its Executive Power, its Judicial Power and its Legislative Power. Finally, the text studies in detail the legislative activity of the State in criminal matters, where the jurist finds major levels of irrationality.

Keywords: Criminal law, rationality of the State, punitive power

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Arocena, Gustavo Alberto, The Rationality of Penal Legislative Activity as a Mechanism of Limiting State Punitive Power (La Racionalidad de la Actividad Legislativa Penal como Mecanismo de Contención del Poder Punitivo Estatal. Politica Criminal, No. 6, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1603643

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