A prevenção especial nas penas em que as pessoas idosas são condenadas

  • Tiago Simões Roque (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present master thesis questions the presence of the requirements of special
prevention, inherent to the enactment of any sentence, in sentences imposed on the elderly people. The increase in the number of elderly people in prisons leads us to wonder to what extent it is justifiable to give an elderly person a prison sentence, whether he or she meets the necessary requirements for a sentence, and whether there are other alternatives that can be considered. According to the previously stated, we try to understand how the perspectives of reeducation and social reintegration work when aimed at an elderly people inmate and if
there is a real practicality to them. In short, given the sentences that are handed down to the elderly people, there seems to be a need for a readjustment in the way sentences are handed down to the elderly and, consequently, in the activities and programs directed at elderly people inmates.
Date of Award19 Oct 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPedro Garcia Marques (Supervisor)


  • Elderly people
  • Purposes of penalties
  • General prevention
  • Special prevention
  • Execution of penalties
  • Sentence execution modification
  • Social reintegration


  • Mestrado em Direito

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