versión impresa ISSN 0124-0579
CASABIANCA-ZULETA, Paola. Reflections about Complicity and its Application in some Socio Economics Crimes. Estud. Socio-Juríd [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp. 117-142. ISSN 0124-0579.
In Colombia, the definitions of crimes are found in the special part of the Criminal Code. They are set out as though the only way of to commit them was by being the author of the punishable conduct there described. Nevertheless, in the general part of the Criminal Code, we find other forms of criminal responsibility for the conduct described in the special part. Complicity is one of those ways. Although complicity is established in the Criminal Code, it does not appear as a criminal definition and, as such it is ignored or, worse, applied incorrectly. For those reasons, this article tries to reflect upon the validity of complicity. Accordingly, this article analyzes: what is complicity, what is the difference between complicity and co-authorship and how would complicity work in some practical cases related to socio-economic crimes, in which it has being overlooked or, has been used incorrectly. The article concludes that complicity is still valid, and that the correct application of complicity materializes the ideal of justice.
Palabras llave : Complicity; authorship; co-authorship; contribution.