Criminal law Essay Topics

Executions be replaced by life without parole

In criminal law, life sentence or life without parole means putting to jail somebody for the rest of his/her life for the crimes committed whereas death sentence means executing those criminals who are found guilty of committing some very serious crimes like murder, attempted coup or raping. Myself I am not an advocate of capital… View Article

Probable Cause – Criminal Procedure

In order for an officer to search a person they must have some sort of reason for doing so. This reason is also known as probable cause. The officer must have some sort of feeling that the individual that they want to search may be carrying something that could cause harm to that person or… View Article

How Do We Justify Imposing Strict Liability for Criminal Offenses

Strict liability offences are offences which do not require proof of mens rea. This means that the prosecution only needs to prove that the defendant voluntarily committed a forbidden act without considering if the defendant had the intention. Strict liability is contained in statutes or statutory instruments, and occasionally found in common law. Common law… View Article

Criticisms of Murder and Voluntary Mansalughter

Murder is the most serious form of unlawful homicide. Murder is a common law offence, and has never been defined by statute. The most commonly accepted definition is the one given by the early 17th century judge, Sir Edward Coke. He defined murder as: ‘The unlawful killing of a reasonable person in being under the… View Article

Civil and Criminal Actions

Civil and criminal actions involve important aspects of the justice system, but the way in which each action is dealt with is different. In the early phases of the development of the laws, civil and criminal actions were dealt with in the same manner. Over time, law makers have developed differences in these two actions…. View Article

Personal Code of Ethics

“In the context of a code adopted by a profession or by a governmental or quasi-governmental organ to regulate that profession, an ethical code may be styled as a code of professional responsibility, which may dispense with difficult issues of what behavior is “ethical”. Some codes of ethics are often promulgated by the (quasi-) governmental… View Article

Media and the Criminal Justice System

Media has a strong influence on today’s society and the criminal justice system. Interaction with the media continues to create problems in overcoming the racial disparities in this nation, due to crime that is committed by ethnic minorities in the media increasing racial stereotypes. Media also has a great influence and disadvantages regarding high profile… View Article

Theories of Crime Comparison

While the theory of biological imperatives as the predictor of criminal tendencies or behavior have been mainly relegated to the trash heap of unscientific thought, there is a growing body of research, done in an approved scientific method and backed by years of study that indicates that biology may have a larger role in determining… View Article

Life as a parole officer

For my interview, I interviewed Tiffany Sanders, from the Johnston County Adult Probation Parole office located in Smithfield NC. Before my interview I came up with ten questions to ask Mrs. Sanders during our interview. After my interview with Mrs. Sanders, I have come to the conclusion that I would love to be a probation… View Article

Juvenile Justice Chapters 1-4 Study Guide

1 Juvenile violence is generally unrelated to gang formation and presence. False 2 The actual amount of juvenile violence in the United States is unknown. True 3 Property-offender juveniles account for about 10% of all juvenile arrests annually. False 4 A policy of delaying juvenile punishments works best for juvenile rehabilitation. False 5 Juvenile courts… View Article

Law Makers Have Become Law Breakers in India

I am sure that most of us would be reading newspapers or listening to news on radio or TV. And more often than not, one of the headlines these days cover a scam or corruption conducted by the very people who have been entrusted with a responsibility to make or protect the laws of the… View Article

Wrongfully Accused

Wrongfully Accused Anyone who has been wrongfully accused of doing something they know they did not do will understand the immense frustration that comes with it. Fortunately for most people, that boils down to someone saying they took the last donut or let slip a bit of gas. Unfortunately for others, it involves horrible crimes… View Article

Barriers to Effective Communication

As we all know, Criminal Justice has two main types of communication which are Verbal and Nonverbal. Each of these are subsets or components in the communication area. These components help us to breakdown ideas of communication for a better understanding. For the verbal communication, there is a cluster with four different areas which include:… View Article


Table of contents SECTION A – Definition of Secondary Victimisation – Secondary Victimisation in the court process – Article – Discussion of article – Conclusion P.3 p.3 p.3 p.4 p.6 p.6 SECTION B – Introduction – Definition – Victims rights in terms of victim impact statements And the legal provision made for them in South… View Article