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El empleo (debido) de la fuerza letal policial en el ordenamiento jurídico español : una aproximación dogmática


Coca-Vila,  Ivó
Criminal Law, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Max Planck Society;

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Coca-Vila, I. (2022). El empleo (debido) de la fuerza letal policial en el ordenamiento jurídico español: una aproximación dogmática. e-Eguzkilore. Zientzia Kriminologikoen Aldizkari Elektronikoa/Revista Electrónica de Ciencias Criminológicas, (8).

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-000A-A6F3-8
Can a criminal law system legitimately impose a duty of protection whose compliance may require, in an extreme situation, killing a citizen? This paper aims to answer this question within the framework of the Spanish criminal law system. To this end, I first examine the legitimacy requirements of police duties whose fulfillment requires the use of force. Then, I specifically address the problem of the legitimacy of a duty of protection whose fulfillment requires in the specific case to kill a citizen. Can a criminal law system that claims to be liberal force police officers to shoot a citizen to death? This paper concludes with a final section devoted to condensing the main theses defended in what follows.