Criminological Analysis of the Crime concerning Organ Trafficking


  • Stefanut Radu Danubius University of Galati


criminal phenomenon; criminal phenomenon; the normative framework of incrimination


The object of this scientific study is the criminal phenomenon of organ trafficking, a phenomenon
that tends to turn into a trade whose object is vital organs of living persons. The risk of delayed implementation
of the legal norms of incrimination makes it impossible for the acts of illegal harvesting or transplantation of
organs, tissues or cells of human origin from living donors, to be investigated by the state bodies. The result of
this approach consists in to issue a warning and to provide predictable remedies able to improve the normative
framework of incrimination. In conclusion, it is required that legal norms qualifying the acts of organ harvesting
from living people for commercial purposes should be observed and taken in the internal legislative plan.

Author Biography

Stefanut Radu, Danubius University of Galati

Assistant Professor, PhD


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the object of trafficking in organs, tissues or cells of human origin, rendered in file no. 25448/3/2011.

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