Terrorism and paradigm of compared criminal law

AuthorIoana Raluca Rusu
PositionDoctoral School of Law The Police Academy 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza', Bucharest, Romania
AGORA International Journal of Juridical Sciences, http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/aijjs
ISSN 1843-570X, E-ISSN 2067-7677
No. 2 (2017), pp. 76-81
Ioana Raluca RUSU
Doctoral School of Law
The Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Bucharest, Romania
*Correspondence: Ioana Raluca Rusu, The Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Aleea
Privighetorilor 1-3, Bucharest 014031, Romania
E-mail: rusuioanaraluca@yahoo.co.uk
The article is trying to briefly and generally present the philosophic and sociologic
conceptions about paradigms regardless if these have been elaborated by specialists in the
field of criminal law and how the influence of paradigm analyzed (paradigm of compared
criminal law) reflects on terrorism by emphasizing the fact that a paradigm appears in the
context of substituting the former ideas and acceptance without reserves of new.
KEYWORDS: paradigm, compared criminal law, terrorism, foreign fighter, lone wolf.
A paradigm of compared criminal law in a field so difficult to approach, that of terrorism,
appeared in the context of confrontation of ideologies in contradiction, confrontation of
confessional perceptions and more recently of crisis of migrants came from Asia coinciding
with the transformations determined by the concepts of ”foreign fighter” and ”lone wolf”
which currently seem to merge and which have revealed extremely brutal a new side of
terrorism and the need to explain new legislative interpretations and wishing that criminal
branch is perceived as an antagonist contradiction, but positively, by the fact that old elements
and out of use ideas which no longer answer to current requisites are substituted by new
components and notions, resulting thus improvement and development of the process of
prevention and fight against terrorist threat.
The determination and causality of phenomenon was and still is organized around five big
paradigms, mainly when the object of study is the violence of movements and groups not
directed by state”.
Consequently, the paradigms of a system where chaos is present, are manifested and influence
the system, including in case of terrorism such as the paradigm of crisis, instrumental
paradigm, cultural paradigm, ideological paradigm, social paradigm, have been dealt with by
philosophers, sociologists and other specialists in their works but a paradigm of compared
criminal law from the perspective of prevention and combating terrorism has not been
approached up to present.
In the vision of Thomas Samuel Kuhn, the paradigm is the exponent of a complex system
combining technical, economic and socio-human concepts with a view to integrate the
Gheorghe Arădăvoaice, Dumitru Iliescu, Laurențiu Dan Niță, Terorism, antiterorism, contraterorism Istoric,
actualitate, perspective, “Antet” Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997, p. 36.

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