Ancora sui limiti del criterio letterale nell'interpretazione della legge penale: le Sezioni unite "contestualizzano" l'inapplicabilità dell'aggravante del metodo e del fine di agevolazione mafiosi ai delitti «punibili» con pena diversa dall'ergastolo.

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[automatically translated] The Joint Sections of the Supreme Court confirmed the applicability of the aggravating circumstance provided for in Article. 7 Decree Law 152/1991 conv. in l. 203/1991, to offenses punishable with life imprisonment in the abstract, should concretely be imposed a different sentence to be perpetual. In comments to the decision, it is preliminarily reconstructed the contrast of case law on the point and retraced the logical and legal background for the decision. From some thoughts that the sentence suggests to the interpretation of criminal law, especially in relation to the so-called literal policy limits, the commentary considers the decision of the Joint Sections founded on the rejection of an "atomistic" interpretation of the rule, in favor an interpretation in the context of the system, defined as "pragmatic-contextual"
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1417-1428
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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