Category Archives: criminal law

Animal Abduction

Under the proposed Mordan legal system animals cannot be property. Instead animal husbandry is legally described as a form of guardianship. Consequently theft of animals is legally impossible, nevertheless it is desirable to create an offence with a similar effect: animal abduction. Continue reading Animal Abduction

On mandatory prosecution

When it comes to criminal prosecution individual citizens are on arrears. Save for the most affluent among us citizens accused of a crime have not the resources the state has at its disposal. So if law enforcement officers are involved with tampering of evidence or even with outright perjury, it is very hard, if not impossible, for a citizen to prove his or her innocence. Continue reading On mandatory prosecution

“Penal labour”

With penal labour we mean here what is usually known as community service or community payback – a non-custodial punishment in some jurisdictions around the world. We prefer the term penal labour in order to distinguish it from it from non-penal forms of community service and because it makes clear that this is a punishment. Continue reading “Penal labour”