Who creates the definition for Criminal?
Is the person a politician or the head of some municipality?
The definition of what constitutes criminality is defined by statute law which is enacted (written into the statute book) by our political representatives.
Statute law is then interpreted by the judiciary when trying actual cases in a court of law. This is 'case law' which sets precedents for trials that come thereafter.
What constitutes criminality is pretty fluid these days. In recent history some major financial institutions have been clearly shown to have broken the law. They were never prosecuted. Our governments simply changed the law retrospectively to accomodate the banks and make their malpractice legal after the fact.
by evemurphy9 years ago
I would love to have some guidelines about what constitutes 'adult content'. In two recent hubs I wrote about how to make love in the woods and in a car...with no "graphic" detail that I am aware...
by Abayomi Obafemi5 years ago
Please I need the definition of barbing.
by prettydarkhorse5 years ago
What is the "stand your ground law" and what are some of the good and bad points about it?The stand your ground law is used in more than twenty states in the US and it is a law which was brought to national...
by Rev Bruce S Noll HMN22 months ago
Do you think the American legal system is designed to protect the criminal or the victim?Our constitution indicates that we have the right to a fair and speedy trial and that the accused is considered innocent until...
by Prakash RnP4 years ago
What's your view of homosexuality? Is it criminal?The Supreme Court of India has today ruled that homosexual activities, according to the Indian law, amount to a kind of crime. I strongly disapprove of the law...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.