CJS 250 wk 1 Checkpoint Historical Laws and Security

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Running head: HISTORICAL LAWS AND SECURITY 1 Historical Laws and Security Michelle Chaney CJS 250 March 31, 2011 John Feltgen
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HISTORICAL LAWS AND SECURITY 2 Historical Laws and Security The Code of Hammurabi was established in 1750 B.C. by Babylonian King Hammurabi. It contained 282 clauses that regulated a variety of obligations, professions, and rights, including clauses pertaining to commerce, slavery, theft, and debts. The punishment for violating any of the clauses, were at the very least, barbaric when compared to the punishment given today for the same crime. Draco’s Law was written in 621 B.C and is named after the Greek citizen who wrote the code of law for Athens. The laws were the first laws written for Greece (Clifford, 2004). It is important to recognize these laws because they were the first ones to introduce the notion that the state, not private citizens should be responsible for punishing a person accused of committing a crime. The Law of the Twelve Tables was written in Rome in 450
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