Crimes and misdemeanours – they’re not the same thing…

Crimes and misdemeanours – they’re not the same thing… Prosecutors eventually dropped controversial charges against Marion Millar
The French Catholic sociologist Olivier Roy has pointed that many previous concepts of ‘sin’ and ‘transgression’ have been transferred, in modern secular states, to the law, and are re-classified as ‘crimes’. A vivid example arises with the new proposed Scottish law against ‘hate crimes’, due to come into force this year. To hate someone, to…
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