Aggravated Crime

Aggravated Crime

 

in criminal law, a crime having oneor more elements stipulated by law (aggravating circumstances) indicating its greater social danger compared to nonaggravated (simple) forms of the same crime. For example, under Soviet criminal law intentional homicide motivated by hooliganism (Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 102, par. b) is an aggravated crime compared to homicide without aggravating circumstances (Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 103). In articles establishing punishment for various kinds of crimes, the law considers as aggravating circumstances such factors as recidivism, a criminalrecord, large inflicted damage, and commission of the crime byan organized group. A more severe punishment is prescribed foraggravated crimes.

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The new law will mean physical and verbal attacks on armed services personnel or their families would be classed as an aggravated crime.
We are treating this as a racially aggravated crime.
3% Racially and religiously aggravated crime 173 182 +5.
Pavel Shopov, an MP from far-right party Ataka, remarked that BSP had always worked towards a reduction of the penal repression, stressing that the harshest sentence under the current Penal Code must stay in view of the aggravated crime situation in the country.
I take racially aggravated crime extremely seriously.
And the Chancellor wants to make support for terrorism an aggravating factor which judges can take into account when passing sentence, as they currently do with racially aggravated crime.
Merseyside Police takes all racially aggravated crime very seriously and will not tolerate such behaviour.
Children as young as 10 have committed robberies, motoring offences and racially aggravated crime, the Youth Justice Board statistics reveal.
Other presentations included a drama about vehicle crime by pupils at Barrs Hill School, Radford; a presentation on date rape by Stoke Park Community College, Stoke; a film about racially aggravated crime by Foxford Community College, Longford, and a rap on street crime by young people who use the Tooth centre, in Willenhall.
The vast majority of religiously aggravated crime does not take place in or around football stadia.
The case is believed to be only the second prosecution for a religiously aggravated crime in the Midlands.