Egy elhanyagolt okazonosító mérce: a regularitás a magyar büntetőjogban

Blutman László: Egy elhanyagolt okazonosító mérce: a regularitás a magyar büntetőjogban. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica, (74). pp. 69-79. (2012)

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Establishing causal relation between two events or facts the Hungarian judicial practice usually applies as a basis the conditio sine qua non standard and the doctrine of the equivalence of conditions. Regularity, one of the most usual and traditional method of identifying causal connection is neglected in Hungarian legal doctrine, although criminal courts in fact use this standard to identify causes. This paper does not aim to defend regularity theories, which face serious difficulties in philosophical analyses, but to outline those kinds of situations where courts' (and experts') conclusions relating to causal relations are based on regularities (natural laws, statistical tendencies, scientific precepts, or other regularities observed, experienced in the past). In discussing the subject the author presupposes two distinctions which are indispensable for clarifying and making transparent causal reasonings advanced by the courts in criminal cases. A clear distinction is made between identifying causes to map out the factually relevant circumstances of the effect and filtering causes for the purpose of determining legal responsibility. A second distinction is related to the three basic strategies of identifying causes in legal practice: (i) establishment of causal connection based on necessity, (ii) causal argumentation using regularity standard and (iii) intuitive identification of causes.

Item Type: Article
Other title: A neglected causal standard: regularity in Hungarian criminal law
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica
Date: 2012
Volume: 74
ISSN: 0324-6523
Page Range: pp. 69-79
Language: Hungarian, English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Büntetőjog - magyar
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:56
Last Modified: 2023. Nov. 10. 15:38

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