In the present study, we have investigated the provisions of the first three Romanian Criminal
Codes that were released in the modern Romanian era.
At the onset of this scientific approach, we have made an overview of the Criminal Code of 1864,
with direct reference to the doctrine and jurisprudence of the time.
We have examined briefly the Criminal Code of Carol II, to which we also referred to the
doctrine of the time, extremely valuable and useful to the subsequent evolution of Romanian criminal
We have also considered a brief analysis of the Criminal Code of 1969 and the importance of this
normative act in the further development of criminal law.
Within the paper we have highlighted the normative value of the three codes and the value of the
published scientific works, both of which have a decisive contribution to the development of the
Romanian criminal law from the Great Union to the present day.
We consider that the present study may be useful to researchers in this field as well as to the
Doctrină: autori români şi străini