The Administrative Offences Law: An Introductory Note
|1.||The Development of Administrative Offences|
|2.||Problems with Enforcement through the Criminal Process|
|4.||The Administrative Offences Law|
The Administrative Offences Law, 1985, has proven to be a major step towards strengthening the rule of law on the one hand, and towards decriminalization of many offences on the other.
Criminal law was traditionally concerned with crimes such as murder, rape, theft, or robbery, which were commonly stigmatized as being of real moral turpitude and, therefore, as mala in se. Although such crimes have constantly increased in number, they constitute today only a small fraction of the criminal offences on the statute books of Israel and many other countries. There are now many more statutory offences, numbered in the thousands, which differ greatly from traditional crimes. These are relatively new offences, which have been established by the modern State as part of its regulation of many social and economic spheres, such as employment, commerce, taxation, town planning, public health, safety at work and on____________________