Miguel Ángel Medina Romero

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo,,

Lyonel Calderon

Universidad de Guayaquil,

Tito Felipe González Manrique De Lara

Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Selva,

Henry Taylor Terán

Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes,


Elsa Moreno Orozco

Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes

Gladis Proaño-Reyes

Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes,


A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers related to the study of the variable Criminal Law, its present and future prospects. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis proposed in this document is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in Scopus database during the period between 2016 and 2021, achieving the identification of 1032 publications in total. The information provided by said platform was organized by means of tables and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge and Type of Publication. Once these characteristics were described, the position of different authors regarding the proposed topic was referenced by means of a qualitative analysis. Among the main findings of this research, it is found that Spain is the country with the highest production, with 339 publications. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material referring to the study of criminal law, its present and future perspectives was the area of Social Sciences with 814 published documents, and the type of publication that was most used during the period indicated above was the journal article, which represents 75% of the total scientific production.

key: Criminal Law, Ibero-America, Scopus