Title

To conceal or to reveal: A study on exemptions of accessories from criminal liability

Date of Publication

2014

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Criminal Law

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Larry P. Ignacio

Defense Panel Chair

Edward P. Chico

Defense Panel Member

Jayson O. Ramos
Andre R. De Jesus

Abstract/Summary

Accessories to crimes still commit such act. An accessory should still be punishable under our law even if he is related to the principal or not. It does not change the fact that there has been a crime committed. But why do we exempt those family members from criminal liability?

There is an existing complication between familial relationships and social responsibilities being portrayed in this study. Having to choose between family loyalty and social justice weighs a heavy burden to almost everyone. Thus, this study would be focusing also on the normative costs of allowing the exemption of family members from criminal liability.

This thesis also aims to amend Article 20 of the Revised Penal Code on accessories who are exempted from criminal liability for the following reasons: 1. We believe that Article 20 of the Revised Penal Code violates the Equal Protection Clause 2 It raises fundamental oddity and unwarranted disparity 3. Inaccuracy in the criminal justice system will prevail 4. It might incentivize more crime.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU19403

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

45 leaves, 28 cm.

Keywords

Accomplices--Legal status, laws, etc.--Philippines; Criminal liability--Philippines

Embargo Period

5-6-2021

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