• Božidar Banović Факултет безбедности Београд
  • Višnja Ranđelović Правни факултет Крагујевац


guilt, mens rea, exclusion basis, mental incapacity, mistake


In recent years in Serbia it has been noticed downloading of many legal institutes and solutions from Anglo-Saxon law in many areas of law, including the area of criminal law. For this reason there is a need for introduction and understanding of the assumed institutes, so the authors aim in this paper is to point at similarities and differences between guilt exclusion basis in criminal law of Serbia and criminal law of England, as the main representative of the Anglo-Saxon legal system. This comparison cannot be done without prior pointing to the fact that it is only conditional, because all guilt exclusion basis, as well as the guilt itself, only make sense if they are reviewed in the context if the entire system they belong, and not in isolation. For this reason, although there are many differences in these basis, it can be said that there are many similarities also, but they are less expressed because of various basic characteristics of Anglo-Saxon and European-continental legal system.


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How to Cite

Banović , B. ., & Ranđelović, V. . (2015). GUILT EXCLUSION BASIS IN CRIMINAL LAW OF SERBIA AND ENGLAND. KULTURA POLISA, 12(1), 67–78. Retrieved from


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