Social Danger

Social Danger

 

an essential element of a crime. Soviet criminal law describes a crime as a socially dangerous act that infringes the social relationships protected by the state. Because criminal offenses in socialist countries are directed against relationships which all the people have an interest in preserving and strengthening, the crime is dangerous for all society in the full sense of the word. The degree of social danger of an act, depending on the object of the crime, the intention of the criminal, the motives, and so on, determines the punishment. The personality of the criminal is important for determining the degree of social danger, for example, bribe taking is more dangerous if the crime is committed by an official in an important position. Among the conditions that determine the social danger of an act are the actual circumstances, frequently recognized by law as aggravating, such as the method of action, the causing of especially harmful consequences, and the use of a weapon.

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The purpose of this Bill is to respond to the needs of children and adolescents in Andorra, as a group of citizens who have their own interests, beyond those who are under age at risk or social danger In this sense, the future legislative text dictates the different current regulations that concern these groups, and also adjusts the system and resources to the needs of children and adolescents.
The tribes in the town had welcomed the initiative that was in keeping with the King's order to stop festive firing, which is a social danger and a headache due to the increasing fatalities resulting from this phenomenon", commented a member of the local committee that published the pledge.
His Majesty issued another decree amending the juvenile law holding guardians responsible for the social danger facing minors taking part in demonstrations, marches, assemblies, or political sit-ins and whereby they will be notified.
The definition stipulated in the Criminal Code in force provides that an offence is the act which implies a social danger, act committed with intent and provided under criminal law (4).
Local Baghdad official confessed that the orphan has been "forgotten" without care that will represent a social danger for being utilized by the gangs and terrorist groups that will lead him to crime and deviation.
The real seriousness of the action or the actual social danger it represents are considered and not the general social danger that the legislator considered when incriminating that action and which is highlighted by the special punishment limits stipulated by the law for that incrimination.
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Ellis's chief concern is to explore the cruelty of practical jokes and the social danger they pose to both trickster and victim.
Like their pre-revolutionary predecessors, many Soviet psychiatrists and criminologists hailed the replacement of the concept of criminal responsibility with that of social danger as a progressive development in the interests of both the criminal and wider society.
Journeying to Granada today in search of the spirit of Lorca not only reveals layers of Spanish politics and history uncomfortably close to the present day (the Law of Social Danger, criminalizing homosexuality, was officially repealed only in 1995), but it also brings to vivid life the openness to the pleasures of life and to the beauties of the Spanish landscape that illuminates all of the poet's sensual lyrics.
Arrested and tried on April 13, Sanchez, 44, was sentenced to four years in prison as a "pre-criminal social danger.
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