International criminal law is a field of criminal law dedicated to criminalizing a group of activities that are considered as international criminal acts, commonly known as war crimes against humanity. International criminal law encompasses crimes against property, such as forcibly removing people from their homes or killing them; crimes against persons, such as murder; attacks against civilians, which may include starvation, beheading, stoning, or using forced labor and slave labor; deportation or transfer to slave labor; slavery or human trafficking; piracy or war against other nations; and any war crime related to drugs or arms trade. International criminal law also encompasses crimes against institutions, such as banks, quarries, and universities. War crimes are also included in the definition of international criminal law.
The term ‘genocide’ is often used interchangeably with international criminal law, but they are two different crimes. A crime against humanity is also defined as “the practice of mass extermination, torture, or other crimes against humanity”. International human rights law recognizes the rights to life, liberty, security, privacy, and freedom of all human beings regardless of race, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. International human rights law seeks to prevent and eliminate all human rights abuses and violations, and to provide protection and assistance to those who have been subjected to such abuses. Continue reading
Special Crime Investigation is an academic study of contemporary methods in the criminal justice investigation of specific and often serious offenses like murder, homicide, suicide, rape, burglary, kidnapping, petit larceny, fraud, kidnapping and other intentional crimes. This field is related to the science of criminology. The discipline seeks to identify and describe criminal behaviors as well as the motives they employ in committing crimes.
There are two classifications of crimes, specifically categorized as Special Crime: Misdemeanors and Felonies. Misdemeanors are lesser included crimes that normally receive lesser sentences than felonies. Misdemeanors include DUI (Driving under the influence), petty theft, shoplifting, marijuana possession, trespassing, theft, vandalism, fraud and other non-felony crimes. Felonies, on the other hand, are considered the most serious types of crimes. These include murder, manslaughter, arson, assault, child pornography, trafficking, racketeering, fraud and other serious offenses. Continue reading
Comparative Criminal Law currently appears to be on the increase, at least statistically speaking. But this wasn’t always the case. When searching through traditional textbooks on criminal law, it’s amazing to notice that this field, just like any other, seems to have long been regarded as a strictly personal realm of private law with the few men who wrote down these treatises being little more than men who had never before considered what crime consisted of, let alone how they might attempt to solve it. Is this the fault of those who write and produce these texts, or are there in fact hidden depths? Many would say that it’s both, with many pointing to the lack of solid foundations upon which to build from. Others would argue that it’s both, with the problem being that we simply can’t find any textbooks that properly represent this vast and interesting subject. Continue reading
Few things are more gruesome than child crimes. The violent offenses committed against kids by adults are truly terrible. Unfortunately, they happen with greater frequency and are more financially devastating to victims’ families. When it comes to preserving the rights of children and ensuring justice is served, nothing is more willing and able than an experienced attorney who has experience working on cases involving child crimes. If you have been accused of, or suspected of, such offenses, contact an attorney today.
Few legal representation challenges are more formidable or life-changing than that of defending child victims in criminal court. These issues are complex and dynamic; they are frequently emotional and vary from case to case. For this reason, child crime defense professionals should be well versed and knowledgeable in this area. When it comes to securing the very best attorny ever, don’t hesitate to call on a criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to putting their client’s interests first. Continue reading