Burglary

Today we’ll be looking at the offence of burglary. a brief histroical analysis of burglary and it’s definition at common law, it’s variation among jurisdictions like Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States etc, and protection against burglars. Burglary means the breaking and entering a building or other areas without permission, with the… Continue reading Burglary

Child Abuse

Today we will be discussing child abuse. Child abuse is not just physical violence directed at a child. It is any form of maltreatment by an adult, which is violent or threatening for the child. this includes neglect, child trafficking, Child labor, forced adoption, targeted violence against girls like Infanticide, female genital mutilation, Sexual initiation… Continue reading Child Abuse

Aiding and Abetting/Accessory

Aiding and Abetting/Accessory: A criminal charge of “aiding and abetting” or accessory can usually be brought against anyone who helps in the commission of a crime, though legal distinctions vary by state. A person charged with these accomplice crimes is usually not present when the crime itself is committed, but he or she has knowledge… Continue reading Aiding and Abetting/Accessory

What’s the difference between aiding and abetting?

The term ‘aiding’ and the term ‘abetting’ are similar legal concepts. But each has a slightly different meaning. let’s briefly examine these legal concepts as it relates to the commission of crimes. Aiding a crime means helping someone else to commit a crime or wrond against the state. While abetting is to encourage or incite,… Continue reading What’s the difference between aiding and abetting?

Manslaughter

Today, we’ll be discussing manslaughter as an offence, types of manslaughter, it’s distinction from murder; national standards in Australia, Canada, England and the United States and manslaughter historical distinction from murder. Enjoy your reading: What is Manslaughter? Manslaughter is the killing of another person, but it’s distinct from the crime of murder. Sometimes the line… Continue reading Manslaughter

Criminal attempt

Criminal attempt: Today we will be looking at ‘Criminal Attempts’ of individuals to commit a crime in various jurisdictions of the world like United States, England & Wales and other common Wealth Nations of the world. However, concentrations will be given to the elements of attempt: “Intent”, ‘Substantial steps’, ‘actus reus (guilty act)’, ‘The question… Continue reading Criminal attempt

Homicide

Today we’ll be discussing Homicide in USA, UK e.tc. which means killing one human being by another, which is one of the most serious crimes. The Anglo-American codes classified homicides into two or more separate crimes, each crime carrying its own penalty, which can be varied within limits by the sentencing authority. Thus, murder is… Continue reading Homicide

Rape

Section 357: Definition of RapeAny person who has unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman or girl, without her consent, or with her consent, if the consent is obtained by force or by means of threats or intimidation of any kind or by fear of harm, or by means of false and fraudulent representation as to… Continue reading Rape

Injunction

An injunction is an equitable remedy granted by the court compelling a party to do or to refrain from doing an act. The order is mandatory or positive where it compels a party to do an act; it is prohibitory or restrictive where it prohibits the doing of an act. Types of injunction Mandatory and… Continue reading Injunction

Parliamentary Sovereignty

Parliamentary Sovereignty: The Parliament is the law making body of the state. The doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the British unwritten constitution, it postulate the notion that parliament (in the British sense) has absolute supremacy over and above all other organs within the country. According to Sir Erskine May in his view… Continue reading Parliamentary Sovereignty