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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Sexual orientation aggravated crime was the second most common.
Based on the aforementioned provision of law, defamatory messages circulated in social media can be printed and therefore, such messages may be considered as an aggravated crime.
ACTION Ministers originally resisted making attacks on shop staff an aggravated crime but have been forced to reconsider after Tory MPs insisted.
A Warwickshire Police Force spokesperson said: "We can confirm it was thoroughly investigated as a hate crime and charged as a hate aggravated crime."
She said that begging has been included as an aggravated crime as it involves an extreme form of violence.
"Any victim of a racially aggravated crime will feel the lasting effects and there must continue to be a zero tolerance approach to these crimes.
"As president of Mongolia, I pay special attention to the aggravated crime, that in October 18, 2006, a citizen of Mongolia and mother of two children Shaariibuu Altantuya was murdered in Malaysia," he said in a letter to Mahathir that was also published on his office's website.
That is why Action on Elder Abuse is campaigning for abuse of older people to be classed as an aggravated crime, so the police and our justice system are forced to take it more seriously.
The suffering of older people is routinely ignored, and it's why Action on Elder Abuse is campaigning for abuse of older people to be classed as aggravated crime. To see how you can get involved, visit elderabuse.org.uk.
That's why my organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, is campaigning for abuse of older people to be reclassified as an aggravated crime, so police and our justice system are forced to take it more seriously.
Religiously aggravated crime, down four per cent with 569 charges, is the lowest since 2010.
A 21-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated crime just hours after shocking footage emerged of race hate against a city centre bouncer.