The reformating of criminal law stemming from the process of expansionit has been going through calls into question the limits betweencriminal law and the sanctions and methods of investigation pertainingto sanctioning administrative law. Therefore, one of the mainobjectives of this dissertation will be to investigate the degree ofproximity and overlapping of both these areas. Our reference will bethe abstractly conceived "law of interventions".To ascertain this hypothesis we shall first set out from a detailedanalysis of Hassemer's law of interventions, as well as his work as awhole, and thereafter we shall proceed to the study of thecharacteristics of sanctioning administrative law in order to ponderthe existence of a unity of the State's ius puniendi with regard tojustifying the choice for criminal or administrative law. We shallthen proceed to the analysis of the transformations through which someaspects of the general theory of criminal law has gone through which,in their turn, will point out to the more flexible character of therules of criminal attribution and the anticipating of barriers ofprotection, drawing them nearer to the administrative criteria ofattribution of responsibility. Finally we shall proceed to theempirical study of the law against money laundering and administrativewrongdoing to demonstrate that the gravity of certain administrativesanctions match that of the criminal sanction.
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