Against Pan-populism. Defining Penal Populism

In this paper a tighter definition of penal populism is proposed in order to avoid its use as synonymous of puni- tive penal policy and to not underestimate the characteristics of populist projects. "Against pan-populism" is an invitation to recover a wide look at the dynamics of criminal policy and, at the same time, to grasp more clearly the dangers that populism entails with respect to democratic-constitutional systems