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
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…
Cannabis is an illegal drug which has been used for many years. It not always was illegal and was used as medicine to treat illnesses. However, in this modern world, cannabis is no longer legal to use it or produce it. This essay will show how the usage of cannabis has changed over the years and why. It will also discuss whether the current legal classification of cannabis is appropriate and whether it should be changed or not.
Cannabis is an old fashioned Eastern tranquilliser. It…
from a paper written on the relationship between house prices and
clean air in the late 1970’s by David Harrison of Harvard and Daniel Rubinfeld of University of Michigan.
The dataset is downloaded from the UCI Machine Learning Repository
(http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/datasets/boston_corrected.txt) and concerns with housing values in suburbs of
Boston. This dataset has 506 instances of 16 attributes. The following table gives information about the
attributes in the dataset:
October 30 Research paper due in Section 29761
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matter of United States constitutional law, a warrant serves the same primary function overseas as it does domestically: it assures that a neutral magistrate has authorized the search and lim- ited its scope. The need to protect those suspected of crim- inal activity from the unbridled discretion of investigating officers is no less important abroad than at home.14
The conditions and considerations of this case would make
adherence to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement…
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, usually…
Developmental theories, such as the Latent Trait Theory explain criminal behavior through life-course fundamentals. Violent crimes, such as murder and battery are accordingly the result of behavior that has been shaped starting in one’s childhood. This paper explains violent behavior and it’s causes through the Latent Trait theory and gives insight into the theory’s origin, as well as highlights how criminal behavior can be rehabilitated.
The Latent Trait Theory and Violent Crime
The Latent Trait…
decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there’s been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here, and why?
This paper will be a critical analysis of the book, “Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System. This paper will
Journalist Silja Talvi’s Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in The U.S Prison System is an overview of issues affecting incarcerated women. The goal of the book…