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Penal policy of courts in the context of criminal law reform.Preliminary research results


Melezini, Mirosława

Subject and Keywords:

penal policy   penal law reform   penalty of imprisonment   so-called mixed penalty   penalty of restriction of liberty   fine   conditional suspension of enforcement of penalty


Tyt. tomu: Księga Jubileuszowa Profesora Tomasza Kaczmarka


The subject matter of the article is the penal policy of courts of law implemented in 2005 and 2010, and in the years 2014–2015, presented based on court statistics. The principal objective of the discussion is to find the answer to the question of whether the penal code reform implementedby the Act of 20 February 2015, which became effective on 1 July 2015, brought about the expected changes in the jurisprudence. The preliminary results of the research demonstrated that the penal code reform did to an extent result in the expected changes in the penal policy, because, after its implementation, the extent to which the penalty of imprisonment with conditional suspension of its enforcement was imposed decreased, and the importance of the penalty of restriction of liberty increased. Also, the importance of the so-called mixed penalties increased. However, contrary to the expectations, the importance of unconditional imprisonment did not decrease and, instead, its share increased from 12.1% in 2014 to 14.4% in 2015.

Place of publishing:



Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Giezek, Jacek. Red.   Gruszecka, Dagmara. Red.   Kalisz, Tomasz. Red.

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ISSN 2084-5065   ISSN 0239-6661




pol   eng


Nowa Kodyfikacja Prawa Karnego, ISSN 2084-5065, t. 43, 2017, s. 421-440

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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