O crime de incêndio florestal
: a lei n.º 94/2017, de 23 de agosto, e as suas repercussões a nível sancionatório

  • Maria Alexandra Santos Cruz (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present dissertation carried out within the scope of the Master ’ of Law, specialized in Criminal Law, is aimed at obtaining the degree of Master, with the intent of its presentation to the School of Porto of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal. Focused on the new legislative amendment, operated by Law n.º 94/2017, the study goes through the review of the political-criminal orientation by adding an article in the special part of the Portuguese Penal Code, which allows the adoption of a new sanctioning regime regarding the forest fire crime. With this work, which will focus on the institutes of the relatively undetermined penalty, the security measure of psychiatric internment and the house arrest regime with electronic surveillance, we aspire to understand if this legislative change succeeds in achieving the purposes that it proposed for the biennium 2017-2019, set out in Law n.º 96/2017, of 23rd August, that fit, generally, in the objectives, priorities and politicalcriminal guidelines, “seeking a sanctioning response of a criminal nature that is, at the same time, more capable in protecting the legal assets secured by the criminality and that attends to the reintegration of the convicted person into society”2.
Date of Award29 Sept 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPedro Freitas (Supervisor)


  • Forest fire crime
  • Security measure
  • Relatively undetermined penalty
  • Psychiatric internment
  • House arrest regime
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Criminal policy law


  • Mestrado em Direito

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