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Непријављивљње кривичног дјела или учиниоца
Failure to Report the Crime or the Offender

Author(s): Igor Petković
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Failure to act;Duty;Criminal zoneM
Summary/Abstract: Falling into the category of offenses against justice, according to the usual classification, and into subcategory of obstruction of justice (along-side offenses such as incrimination obstructing judicial bodies and offenses against the decision of the judicial authorities), criminal offense of failure to report crime or offender, although closely related to criminal offense of failure to report the preparation of criminal offense (in relation to which it is seen as less serious offense) has statutory definition of a crime, and as such it is the subject of this paper. The intention of the author is to clarify to a certain extent a legal obligation to report the offense and the offender by using historical, comparative and legal dogmatic method and to analyze the conditions fulfillment of which leads an individual into the crime zone.