Although there are discrete differences between genocide and crimes against humanity, through this course it has become clear that both are equally useful in punishing mass crimes. Whether it is mass killing of individuals or mass killings of groups both are destroying millions around the world and are not protecting either individuals or groups for that matter. I believe the concept of genocide has equally grave offenses as crimes against humanity. In more than some cases I believe the atrocities labeled crimes against humanity are actually worse than some labeled genocide. Secondly, the distinctions of both are highly important legally through international law, and conceptually. Thirdly, genocide as a political concept is very important in the intervention of mass atrocities. I truly believe that the concept of genocide should be ruled equally with crimes against humanity. One case we looked at in class was the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This was labeled as genocide. The Bosnian Muslim population was destroyed as a whole. The Bosnian Serbs perpetrated them by driving them from their homes, murdering them, looting them, and destroying anything they owned. They also put the Bosnian Muslims in detention camps and used old destroyed homes to keep the Muslim women hostage and to sexually violate them as they pleased. This case was considered genocide. A case where atrocities were labeled as a crime against humanity was the tragedy of the civil war in Sierra Leone that began with an invasion from Liberia into the eastern diamond fields of the country. For more than ten years the joint criminal forces murdered, raped, maimed, and mutilated almost 1.2 million human beings further its purposed of trading diamonds for guns and cash. The Security Council passes Resolution 1315 and it charged the crimes under international law and those recognized in customary international law at the time that the alleged crimes were committed. “The Statue” did not create the crimes to which it refers rather it simply granted the Special Court jurisdiction over existing crimes. In whole the amnesty agreements did not apply to violations of international law, such as crimes against humanity. I think the point to be made is that the type of justice that was represented was potentially no help to Sierra Leonean citizens’ sense of justice than was an alien to justice system. I think it is a fail to step into an all-important local sense of justice without even considering the consequence of one’s order on the victims’ sense of the expected outcome, or even to factor in practical sense of justice. Although the horrific crimes are locally brought out against people who may not be able to comprehend international ramifications, they still want a justice that they can understand, respect, and appreciate. I believe having distinctions of both crimes against humanity and genocide are important in international law, and in concept. However, I believe it has become forgotten that crimes against humanity were originally conceptualized as “acts so odious a nature that their commission was not just an assault on the victims involved, as with war crimes, but an offense against all humanity.” Going back to the case of the Bosnia-Herzegovina the denials are a big part why distinctions can be misinterpreted. When the hundreds of victims took the stands before the ICTY it effectively put an end to the false denials broadcasted by the Bosnian Serb Army. It also effectively put an end to the widespread denials of war crimes committed during the wars that were waged between 1991 and 1994. I also believe the “intent” part is becoming harder and harder to prove. Mass atrocities crimes are still not unthinkable, also nor has the world created a legal architecture capable of deterring other authoritarian leaders who are among the main perpetrators of contemporary crimes against humanity. The most important aspect of the comparison between genocide and crimes against…
to focus on in either math or ELA (English Language Arts) and then answer these questions. Print out the page from the Common Core using your pre-loaded Nook flash drive or visit http://www.corestandards.org and attach this page to your completed paper.
Subject area: English Language Arts Grade level: 12th
a. Describe one standard (if using math) or one standard statement (if using ELA) that is VERY DIFFERENT from what you remember being taught at this grade level and write it in the…
Many paper size standards conventions have existed at different times and in different countries. Today there is one widespread international ISO standard (including A4, B3, C4, etc.) and a local standard used in North America (including letter, legal, ledger, etc.). The paper sizes affect writing paper, stationery, cards, and some printed documents. The standards also have related sizes for envelopes.
Most industry standards express the direction of the grain last when giving dimensions…
428C Intoxication in relation to offences of specific intent murder excp.
(1) Evidence that a person was intoxicated (whether by reason of self-induced intoxication or otherwise) at the time of the relevant conduct may be taken into account in determining whether the person had the intention to cause the specific result necessary for an offence of specific intent.
(2) However, such evidence cannot be taken into account if the person:
(a) had resolved before becoming intoxicated…
Final Term Paper
CRIM 130: Intro to Corrections
Professor: Joseph M. Jacobs
May 9, 2014
The first phase of the criminal process is the crime. Once a crime is committed law enforcement official decided the type of offense committed which can be categorized into two types of offense (any violation of the criminal law). Felony: The more serious of the two types of offense, bearing a possible penalty of 1 year or more in prison. Misdemeanor: Lesser of the two basic types of crime…
Crim 114 Ethics in FBS Fall 2011
Study Guide Exam 3
You should know the following terms and concepts. There may be more terms and concepts listed here than will actually appear on the exam. Additionally, there may be more than one question on any particular topic. Good luck on the exam!
Lecture - Criminal Competencies
1. Know why the notion of competency is important in the criminal justice system
2. Know the purposes of the Competency Doctrine
3. Know the characteristics (i.e., demands)…
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The introduction is engaging, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.
The introduction states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.
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5+ sections w/ 2+ paragraphs each. Each paragraph has thoughtful supporting…
of the car. This air pushes the car downwards which creates
the term downforce. The greater the psi the greater the downforce which creates better
tire grip for higher speeds through turns.
Wedge is another ra...
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...e to these reasons race teams accept no error in calculations
and always make sure to use the math to their advantage. Math is used in different ways
in racing. Math is used to determine the proper setup of a car and is used to…
ENGL 151 English I 3 cr.
CRIM 152 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 cr.
CRIM 150 The Criminal Justice System 3 cr.
POLI 161 American Federal Government 3 cr.
_________ Math Gen Ed Requirement 3 cr.
(MATH 156 preferred) 15 cr.
ENGL 152 English II 3 cr.
CRIM 151 Police Organization and Administration 3 cr.
CRIM 155 Introduction to Corrections 3 cr.
SOCI 181 Introduction…
Criminal Profile Paper
Every criminal has a different story. Some lived the good life and turned sour, some had a bad life and some have the criminal instinct in their blood. Quoting Jeremy Bentham, people act to increase positive result through their pursuit of pleasure, avoidance of pain. Most serious criminals want to get away from their own pain that they take it out on others, which makes them feel good about themselves.
Richard Kuklinski was born on April…