First, review the Technology & Criminal Justice vignette called Posting on Social Media: Distinguishing Threats from Free Expression in Chapter... [Show More] 4 Section 4-2 of the textbook.
Is there a risk that the Supreme Court’s decision could limit the ability of rappers, songwriters, and poets to express themselves in stark terms? Is the risk of harm different, either greater or reduced, because any threat-like statements are announced to a broader audience than are traditional criminal threats sent to an individual?
Create a test that could be used to distinguish actual criminal threats from creative expression. Then, provide two examples of expressions that you believe show sufficient intent to justify a criminal conviction for making threats, and provide two examples that could be considered creative expression.
Scholarly Paper 1 Instructions
The seven principles of substantive criminal law allow authorities to define certain acts as being against the law. These seven principles are by no means adopted throughout the world; other countries base their laws on different principles. Laws typically reflect the values and traditions of a society. For example, criminal law may come from religious tenets. Under Islamic law, for example, society may punish certain kinds of defamation as criminal offenses. Differences in traditions, values, and social structures create variations in illegal vs. legal activity.
Select a country other than the United States of America and research at least two differences in the definitions of crimes and punishments for that country and the United States. Address the way law is shaped by values and traditions.
Your paper must be at least 700-800 words in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) writing format
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