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Anabolic steroids as object of regulation in criminal law

Matko Pajčić
Lucija Sokanović

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 224 Kb


str. 387-409

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For many years athletes have used anabolic steroids, but today unaware of the risks associated with anabolic steroids use, there are more and more non-athletes, even adolescents that are ingesting steroids at an alarming rate. Steroid users strive for goals which society views as positive: achieving success, winning and improving their physical appearance.

In the introduction, the concept of anabolic steroids and its impact on the body is articulated. Then, the extent of anabolic steroids use and the most common ways of its acquiring is considered. Next is the concise comparative overview of criminal law regulation concerning anabolic steroids in the USA and the UK, the states which have first detected the great dangerous of anabolic steroids use and have decided to incriminate it. At the end, the criminal law responsibility for use, posses, production or sale of anabolic steroids in Croatian positive criminal law is considered. The paper showed that there is no special criminal offence for use, posses, production or sale of anabolic steroids, but one can be prosecuted and charged guilty for these acts on the base of several actual criminal offences in Croatian Criminal Law Act.

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anabolic steroids; criminal law; criminal law responsibility; sport; doping

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