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17 Dec 2012
Assault weapons | crime | Crime & Policing | firearms | Gun laws | guns | Law and Order | Massacres | Second amendment | Self defense | Law
Following the horrific killing of 26 elementary school children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, by Adam Lanza using a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic...
This House would treat the desecration and destruction of high-value sites and property of cultural heritage as a crime against humanity.
21 Sep 2012
crime | Cultural | destruction | heritage | historical | humanity | ICC | UNESCO | Culture General | International law | Traditions | Culture | Law
According to the UNESCO “Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage”, the following are constituted as objects of...
13 Jul 2012
crime | Crime & Policing | Fourth estate | Journalism | justice | law | Media | Violence | Media | Culture | Law
Rarely a day goes by that the media does not report an incident of violent crime such as Grievously Bodily Harm, muggings or murder. These are reported via...
1 Jun 2012
Bias | court | crime | Crime & Policing | Judge | Juries | law | Punishment | sentencing | Law General | Punishment | Law | Society
Under the status quo in most English-speaking jurisdictions, a defendant’s previous convictions cannot be brought up in court until after the jury has...
25 May 2012
aid | crime | Crime & Policing | Criminals | Deviance | Deviant | Education | Frustration | ghetto | Government | poverty | Punishment | Riots | social deprivation | Society | Support | TAX | Uprising | Victim | wealth | Law | Society
Since the advent of modern social science, sociologists and criminologists have been preoccupied with finding the answer to what is the root cause of criminal...
27 Apr 2012
crime | exploitation | Feminism | Gender | Government | Morality | Prostitution | Public Health and Safety | Sex Industry | Sex Work | Law General | Law | Society
The exchange of personal sexual services for economic rewards has a long history. It is important to distinguish different kinds of markets in sexual services...
20 Apr 2012
The criminal justice system comprises many distinct stages, including arrest, prosecution, trial, sentencing, and punishment (quite often in the form of...
2 Mar 2012
crime | disillusionment | immunity | law | politicians | Politics | Politics | Law General | Government | Punishment
Some modern states grant politicians outright immunity from prosecution. In such countries, including Albania, Brazil and to a lesser degree France...
22 Feb 2012
Anti social behaviour | ASBO | crime | Crime & Policing | Society | Violence | Law General | Punishment | Youth | Law | Society
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were introduced in the UK by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and have been available in England and Wales since April 1999...
20 Feb 2012
age | Children | Consent | crime | Gender | Heterosexual | homosexual | law | Liberal | Lower | Minor | Protect | protection | Punishment | rape | Rights | sex | Statutory | Underage | Youth | Society
The age of consent refers to the age at which a person’s assent to have sex is recognised as valid in the eyes of the law. Men (and sometimes women, depending...