Identity of Criminal Law at the Time of the European Integration Based on the Example of Poland – Some Comments

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  • Published on: 31. 3. 2015
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Renata Pawlik

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2015 • Volume 3 • Issue 1 • Pages 133-175 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The concept of the European integration, together with the ongoing globalization, have caused a shift in the way of thinking about the functioning of not only global society, countries, or international institutions, but have also been changing the feeling of identity of individuals and their identification with a specific group or community. At the same time, the free flow of persons supporting the phenomenon of multi-culturalism, so characteristic for the concept of the European integration, has been determining the transnational nature of crime to a greater extent than before. This transnational character enforces, simultaneously, the development of the tools habitually designed for counteracting crime, including, first of all, traditionally understood criminal law. Unfortunately, it has not been so simple, as there is no uniform concept of criminal law on the continent of Europe; just the opposite – as a rule, the Member States have various ideas about specific objectives the achievement of which it is to support and the outcomes in which it is intended to result, they emphasize their tradition and their unique nature building specific structures on them.

Key Words: Criminal Law; Identity of Criminal Law; European Integration; the European Union; Harmonization; National Sovereignty; Poland.


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PAWLIK, R. Identity of Criminal Law at the Time of the European Integration Based on the Example of Poland – Some Comments. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2015, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 133-175 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: