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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...
18 May 2012
Digital Freedoms | extremism | Free speech debate | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | Internet | law | terrorism
The case: Punishing users of extremist websitesOn 15th March 2012, Mohammed Merah killed two soldiers of the French army and left a third in a coma. A few days...
18 May 2012
The case study: England’s last blasphemy trialBlasphemy is the act of showing contempt or speaking offensively about a deity or of persons and symbols...
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 Apr 2012
Belief | Church | law | Religion | State | tradition | Faith | Law General | Morality | Political philosophy | Law | Religion | Philosophy
Many different religions have their own systems of rules and practices. These often cover marriage and divorce, bans on certain actions such as drinking...
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...
23 Feb 2012
Copyright | Digital Freedoms | file sharing | Intellectual Property | Internet | Internet service provider | law
File sharing is where access is provided to, or the distribution of digitally stored information like computer programs, documents or media content. This will...
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...
20 Feb 2012
Mandatory sentences are prison terms that are set by the legislature and remove discretion from the judiciary. The usual practice is for legislatures to set...
Dear All, We want to thank you all for your interest in Chennai Worlds. During the period when registration was open, we had 477 unique...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...