Joana Reis Barata (Associate) writes an article entitled "The Constitutional Conformity of the Criminalization of Child Grooming and its Necessity in the Portuguese Legal System: Problems and Reflections in the Light of the General Theory of Criminal Law", published in the journal Anatomia do Crime, edited by the Research Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences.

In the article, several issues related to article 176-A of the Criminal Code, which was only inserted in the 2015 revision, are addressed, namely its necessity in the Portuguese legal system and its concatenation with other previously existing rules.

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