The efficiency of pre-trial proceedings – current status and challenges for the future
The topic of this international scientific conference is an analysis of criminal procedure law institutes, that have an impact on the effectiveness and speed of preparatory proceedings. These institutes will be examined in the light of de lege lata legislation and the challenges de lege ferenda. Attention will also be paid to the planned changes in the criminal codes of the Slovak republic. Multiple studies have shown that the effectiveness and speed of criminal prosecution are a far better preventive measure than constantly raising the penalty rates. The knowledge of inevitability of sanction presents a greater discouragement of the offender from committing a crime, rather than the severity of the sanction itself.