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penal law
criminal penalties
Korean-Polish translation
legal translation
Republic of Korea's Penal Code

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The article was written with the aim of translating the names of criminal penalties in the Republic of Korea’s Penal Code to the Polish language. The text of the current Korean Penal Code has been compared with the pararell text of the Polish Penal Code. Although both Penal Codes have similar functions, the scope of application is slightly different, so the Polish Code of Petty Crimes and the previous Polish Penal Code (from the year 1969) were used subsidiary. However, the article was written not only for translatory purposes, but also to initially present an image of South Korean penal law to the Polish readers since Poland is deficient in such papers. Even though the article is written in Polish, it was essential to use original Korean names of criminal penalties. Due to Koreans using a different alphabet, the names had to be transcripted according to the rules of McCune-Reischauer (Ogarek-Czoj, 2007, 30), to make the Korean words legible for non-Korean readers. The paper is, de facto, a shortened version of my BA paper of the same title.
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