Category Archives: Offences – Violence against the person

A threat on Facebook: a crime?

Should Making A Threat On Facebook Be A Crime? | Techdirt. 22 August 2012 the answer is yes as long as the circumstances fit within the legal definition of the crime. it is a question as much of common sense … Continue reading

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Bullying among children and teens: perception of behaviours

Rethinking Bullying: Kids Don’t See It As Bullying | Techdirt. 3rd December 2010 A very interesting post about the findings of Danah Boyd after a series of interviews with teens. They do not seem to perceive their attitude and behaviours … Continue reading

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Attitude towards children: no decency or common sense?

So WikiLeaks Is Evil For Releasing Documents… But DynCorp Gets A Pass For Pimping Young Boys To Afghan Cops? | Techdirt. 8 December 2010 Are they really serious? Can the US army really encourage rape of children? Not only is … Continue reading

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Man Arrested In India For Photographing Woman In A Public Place & ‘Insulting Her Modesty’ | Techdirt

Man Arrested In India For Photographing Woman In A Public Place & ‘Insulting Her Modesty’ | Techdirt. 14 September 2010 wish I could know a bit more ; if it had been in the UK, public nuisance offence?  

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The Problems With Letting Child Porn Victims Demand Cash From Those Caught With Their Images | Techdirt

The Problems With Letting Child Porn Victims Demand Cash From Those Caught With Their Images | Techdirt. 5 November 2010 TheĀ  above post refers to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/02/child_restitution_claims/ Several immediate comments spring to mind: 1. on the principle, I don’t see why … Continue reading

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suicide and free speech

An interesting issue as a lot of countries prohibit assisting suicide but not suicide itself. Moreover, criminal actions are rarely made of speech only; complicity for example requires something else than mere talking and there is an assumption of personal … Continue reading

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Concept of personal relationships and violence

Well, maybe the two articles are not related, but I am struck by their common theme: the nature of personal relationships and how they can be affected by the internet.The first article relates a survey where 80% German 20yrs old … Continue reading

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Influence of video games on criminality

A recurrent theme that appears from time to time. Well, of course video games do not create criminality. However, to deny them any effect seems to me troublesome. Sociologically, if there are other conditions creating an absence of structure in … Continue reading

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Sexual assault and ISPs’ liability

Would be funny if not sad and serious. MySpace was sued by daughter and mum as being liable for sexual assault. Hard to see how in this case, for the daughter actually lied about her age and engage into correspondence … Continue reading

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