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Volume 11, issue 3

Forensic psychiatry

Traffic accident offenders in the criminal code and the literature – selected problems

ELŻBIETA BOGDANOWICZ1, DANUT A HAJDUKIEWICZ1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Sądowej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, 205-210
Keywords: traffic accidents, legal regulations
Abstract

The current legal regulations concerning traffic accident offenders, i.e., art. 173, 177 and 178 of the criminal code, are presented. The authors also discuss the contingencies of accidents and accident behaviour of offenders on the basis of their review of the literature. In particular, they discuss the characteristic descriptions of reports given by drivers who fled from the site of the accident. They also discuss the problems involved in assessing so-called "post-accident shock".

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Dr Elżbieta Bogdanowicz, Klinika Psychiatrii Sądowej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
ul. Partyzantów 2/4, 05-802 Pruszków