Category Archives: Criminology

Restorative Justice

By Adnan Mouhiddin

In 1789, Gabriel de Mably, a French Philosopher, argued that punishment should strike the soul rather than the body. His statement was considered revolutionary in his era standards, when criminals were physically tortured under horrifying methods and techniques. The rise of alternatives to punishment is as old as the history: In the face of the ‘eye for an eye’ law, Jesus the Nazareth offered those who were without a sin to cast the first stone. But has anything changed since Mably’s statement?

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حماية وقضاء الأحداث في سوريا في ضوء القوانين الدولية

تعتبر ظاهرة جنوح الأحداث ظاهرة اجتماعية معقدة ، تهدد أمن و سلامة المجتمع ، كما تهدد مستقبل أجياله ، و نظرا ً لأن الحدث الجانح مصنوع لا مولود ، و هو ضحية أكثر منه مجرماً لهذا فقد أجمعت كافة المواثيق الدولية على أن حماية الاحداث الجانحين تنطلق من مبدأ الرعاية و تقويم السلوك لإعادة الادماج المجتمعي و إن أي عقوبة تطال الحدث الذي لم يكمل سن /18/ سنة هي عقوبة غير شرعية فلا يمكن للطفل أن يكون هدفاً لأي اجراء عقابي فالهدف من أية عقوبة هو التهذيب والإصلاح وليس الردع والإيلام

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Is Crime a Young Man’s game?

By Adnan Mouhiddin

The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales recognises young people to be between the ages of 10-17 years, young adults 18-20 years and adults 21 years and over. Answering the question becomes crucial when we consider that the crime data differs in accordance with these different categories.

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The Syrian Penal Code: Regressive Articles in the “Progressive” State

By Adnan Mouhiddin

when the Syrian government attempted to revoke article 548 of The Syrian Penal Code of 1949 in 2009, which had been used as a leverage to acquit males committing ‘honour killings’, the Syrian society strongly objected and consequently the government yielded to the public pressure by amending the Article in question rather than abolishing it all together.

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