International Criminal Law: Lawyers Can Assist Individuals Who Are Charged With Serious crimes

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.

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: Midsummer Murder

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.

Special Crime

 

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

CHAPTER 1 THE BEGINNING OF LAW

CHAPTER 1

THE BEGINNING OF LAW

  1. As far as we know, the law began with the family. The father was the head of the family, and the orders he gave, the rules of conduct made by him, were the law.
  2. As families expanded and the members went out on their own, the family group became known as a clan, subject to the rule of the man who was selected to head it. Eventually , clans in the same area joined forces and became members of a tribe. They chose a chief to head this larger group.
  • The chief of the tribe made rules or laws to govern the dealings of one clan with another, but the head of the clan still made the laws for the family group. If a tribal law was broken, the chief decided the guilt or innocence of the person accused and fixed the punishment . The head of a clan judged and determined the punishment for those who broke the rules within his family group.

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