• Elena-Giorgiana Simionescu “Constantin Brí¢ncuÅŸi” University of Tí¢rgu-Jiu, Romania



offense, provision crime by criminal law, criminal culpability, unjustified, imputable character


As an important part of the general theory of crime, the concept of “crime” and generates
continuously generated controversial discussions in the literature reflected differently in
criminal law. The new Romanian Criminal Code, although deemed necessary legal definition
of the offense by listing its essential features, devotes a formally defined, giving the idea that
crime is the fact that social threat.

Author Biography

Elena-Giorgiana Simionescu, “Constantin Brí¢ncuÅŸi” University of Tí¢rgu-Jiu, Romania

Faculty of Juridical Sciences,


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