Revista de derecho (Valparaíso)
versão On-line ISSN 0718-6851
OSSANDON WIDOW, María Magdalena. The Subjective Aspect of the Legal Classification of Parricide. Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso [online]. 2010, n.34, pp. 415-457. ISSN 0718-6851. doi: 10.4067/S0718-68512010000100012.
One of the matters discussed concerning parricide is if this crime can be ascribed to the assumptions that someone murders one of the people this legal characterization refers to, knowing the relationship that links them to the victim but without the actual intention to cause them death. This article focuses on the arguments supporting this thesis; arguments that due to their weakness entail significant legal insecurity and probable discriminatory effects. On the other hand, albeit the study of the different conceptions of intent is not conclusive, it sheds light on the content of the subjective aspect of this crime.
Palavras-chave : Parricide; Virtual intent; Subjective elements of the legal characterization.