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Revista de la Facultad de Derecho

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QUIROS, Frank Harbottle. Non-imputability, criminal dangerousness and curative safety measures: myths and realities. Rev. Fac. Der. [online]. 2017, n.42, pp.72-93. ISSN 0797-8316.

The curative safety measures are imposed in a criminal proceeding to the non-imputable people provided that through a prognosis it is concluded in an affirmative way about its criminal dangerousness. Although this statement seems very elementary, in judicial practice several myths remain in relation to these legal institutes whose versions may vary, to a greater or lesser extent, between the different countries of the world. In this context, the present article formulates ten myths based on the experience of Costa Rica and provides an explanation that seeks to weaken or knock them down, inviting the reader to reflect on them.

Keywords : criminal liability; non-imputability; judge; criminal dangerousness; expert; curative safety measures.

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