Revista de derecho (Coquimbo)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-9753
OLIVER CALDERON, Guillermo. Can't article 68 bis of the criminal code be applied after a rational compensation between aggravating and mitigating circumstances?. RDUCN [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp.171-182. ISSN 0718-9753. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-97532011000100007.
A growing jurisprudential trend refuses to apply article 68 bis of the Criminal Code when, while determining the penalty, and once a rational compensation has happened between the mitigating circumstances and the aggravating factors, there remains only one highly qualifying reason. This article critically assesses said interpretation and concludes that there are no base arguments to justify it.
Palabras clave : Mitigating circumstances; aggravating factors; highly qualifying reason; rational compensation; penalty determination.