The Nature of Criminal Law - CliffsNotes Study Guides

Society provides law enforcement with the authority to maintain social control, and with authority society also provides power. Carter (2002) would suggest this power is the right to act, command, and make important decisions. In a democratic society, the community ultimately approves how law enforcement is to enforce criminal law; therefore, the police-community relationship is important, for the nature of law enforcement is to protect society by enforcing criminal law and maintaining social order. Since the nature of criminal law is to provide social control, law enforcement is an important component of socialization. Without an agent to enforce criminal law, society would be imbalanced.

The Nature of Criminal Law Are there common characteristics of acts that are labeled as crimes

2360 (CRIJ 1310) Fundamentals of Criminal Law. (3-0) A study of the nature of criminal law: philosophy and historical developments, major definitions and concepts, classification of crime, elements of crime and penalties using Texas Statutes as illustrations, and justifications of and defenses to criminal responsibility.


Criminal law is the most ancient branch of the law.

This is “The Nature of Criminal Law, Constitutional Rights, Defenses, and Punishment”, section 10.1 from the book  (v. 1.0).

Curriculum vitae
Marieke de Hoon obtained her Law degree (LL.B.) at Utrecht University cum laude. She received her Master’s degree (LL.M.) cum laude from the two-year Master’s programme in Legal Research, at Utrecht University, where she specialized in International Criminal Law and Public International Law. Since 2008, Marieke has worked for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). She started as a Research Associate in Washington DC, after which she set up the Netherlands Office with Brianne McGonigle. Marieke’s position is Co-Director of the Netherlands Office and Senior Counsel to PILPG Global. PILPG is a global pro bono law firm and Marieke advises several clients that are party in peace negotiations and/or with post-conflict transitional justice and rule of law development.

Educational activities
International Law Clinic
Volkenrecht (Public International Law)

Research activities
Marieke conducts research in the programme . Her PhD research concerns the crime of aggression, more specifically the problematic venture of applying law to the question of the aggressiveness of war. The research focuses particularly on the inherently political and radically indeterminate nature of the notion of aggression and how this relates to the nature of criminal law. The PhD project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Wouter G. Werner and Prof. Dr. Elies van Sliedregt.

Expertise
Public international law; International criminal law; Peace & security; Transitional justice

Main publications
All , via Metis

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam