Fundamento del dolo y ley penal: Una aproximación crítica a las concepciones cognitivo/normativas del dolo, a propósito del caso colombiano



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Centro Estudios Derecho Penal


Criminal justice, in the last years, has turned into the first and essential way of promoting security, to the detriment of its function of protecting legal interests. In this context, criminal guarantees weaken and turn into obstacles that must be removed. Also, an absolute normativization of the traditional rules of attribution of criminal responsibility has taken place, resulting from a criminal law doctrine progressively detached from statutory law. As example an example of this there are dogmatic transformations of the concept of intention and its repercussion in judicial decisions. This paper explains the above mentioned phenomenon, from the analysis of the legal and doctrinal frame of the delimitation of intent, the foundation of its punishment, and the criticism of theories that propose a normative conceptualization of intention as mere attribution.


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Criminal law doctrine, Criminal negligence, Intention (intent), Recklessness (willful blindness)